This rings true of survivors. To survive you must keep a clear head. If you have prepared for a crisis, and practiced your emergency plan, then when it really happens, you just follow what you’ve practiced for.
Fear can produce a fight or flight reflex in us all. If we fight… Good. We are pumped up, full of adrenaline. If we run… Good. We may live to fight another day.
One thing that we can not afford to let fear do to us is paralyze us. Have an emergency evacuation plan in you plan to bug out. Have more than one route to your rendezvous place. If you plan to hunker down in your Shelter-In-Place, have things available to board up the windows with such as sandbags, plywood, bars. Have weapons to defend you and yours and practice using them. Practice, practice, practice. What’s the point of living a life of preparedness, if you aren’t mentally and physically prepared.
Another thing you can do is to get in shape physically. Walk a 1 mile each day to start. It takes the average person of average age 20-25 minutes. If you can afford that much time to dedicate, it makes a difference. When a crisis disaster happens, you may have to walk that mile; you may have to run it. If you can’t walk… if you can’t run… or, if you have small ones that can’t walk or run for very long, have an alternate place such as a bug out vehicle or fortify your Shelter-In-Place.
Action Readiness is the Key.