It’s in the middle of the storm that we realize the chances we missed to secure our safety. When things are fine, we never think that a rainy day is coming. Life is all sunshine and rainbows until it isn’t, and the change happens pretty quickly. And when you’re in the storm, filled with anxiety and dread, all the things that could have made life easier flashes in front of you. If only you had prepared. Had a safe place to live, worked on your relationships and had people to support you, taken care of your health, had enough savings so you don’t have to live paycheck to paycheck. The little things can make a big difference when you’re caught in the storm.
Being prepared turns an emergency into a minor annoyance.
If you have $500 and your car breaks down, and you need $300 to fix it, it’s an emergency. If you have 1000$ saved up, fixing the car is just an annoyance.
If you have been through a couple of these scares and haven’t learned your lesson, then it’s time to change. Make a note of what causes you anxiety during times of distress. When things get better, work on it. Work on it like your life depends on it. Cause someday it just might.