Your Most Important Survival Tool: Mindset
Positive mindsets can get us through anything – even survivalist circumstances. Without a positive outlook or optimistic attitude, troubleshooting, solution-finding, and a wide range of possibilities will dwindle in dire situations.
Optimism is a powerful tool and helps to focus on more logic rather than emotional responses to situations. Instead of saying, “I can’t,” try “I can” instead. Negativity is a driving force behind anxiety, nervousness, and failure. When stressful times surface, it’s better to think logically with adaptability in mind rather than emotionally with doom-and-gloom.
It is said that soldiers don’t prepare for war as they are about to deploy; rather, they prepare in times of peace, so when war strikes, they are ready. Easily translated to the modern-day civilian, it’s important to train ourselves and take action. In survivalist situations, you’ll be prepared to use equipment, practice skills, utilize techniques, identify missteps, and more.
Time, along with mental and physical energy, can be used more efficiently when we have a clear head. By practicing survivalist techniques repeatedly, an automatic response will kick in when the time comes to execute. Moreover, these skills will increase your confidence, thereby improving your belief in yourself and your ability to meet a challenge.
When you need to think most clearly, factors can get in the way, such as anxiety or nervousness. A common Navy SEAL technique called tactical breathing is a type of breathwork that helps to ease emotions. Breathe in through your nostrils, inhale to a count of four, and exhale to another count of four. Repeat a few times or until you feel less anxious.
Another helpful tool is to break larger issues or projects into smaller, organized groups or segments. This simple trick can easily minimize the overwhelming feeling. Procrastination is less likely, as following through and completing small tasks is more feasible. Little-by-little, step-by-step, get yourself moving in the right direction to grow momentum.
Remember your end goal: your reason for pursuing the specific task at hand. In a survival situation where things might be too overwhelming, and the odds are stacked against you, find your reason and will to survive. Ask yourself, “Why?” and focus on the answer. No matter what, remember the words, “I can.”
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