Hurricane Dorian recently hit Florida, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles, and Atlantic Canada causing colossal damage. Although there was plenty of coverage and warning about the arrival of Dorian, there is immense anxiety in the anticipation of a natural disaster which also includes tornadoes, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and erupting volcanoes. During these occurrences, there is nothing that anyone can do to prevent them from happening which makes them even more terrifying to endure.
Anxiety is a real cause for concern today and in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, you can find solace in acquiring some coping skills to use before a crisis arises. Being prepared is always a good idea even though most people forget to lay the groundwork of crisis control because these natural disasters are unpredictable and are often taken for granted in thinking that these might not happen to them. To relieve some of the anxiety that is caused by the fear of the unknown, getting yourself ready beforehand can do some good.
If you know you live in a certain region that has specific natural disasters that could potentially come without any prediction, you may want to make a go-bag that you would need to be safe and survive. You would include items like water, nonperishable foods, batteries, flashlights, money, blankets, extra clothes, and other things that would assist you during any displacement.
When these types of events happen there will undoubtedly be some anxiety that arises. Instead of waiting until the day of the event or learning how to calm yourself amidst a crisis, start using methods to soothe yourself starting today. Breathing techniques, meditation, and prayer are all ways that can help in a pinch to bring you out of the anxiety and give you a more peaceful state of mind.
You may have seen what natural disasters have done on the news, but you have to take this with a grain of salt. If you start using the hype of an overzealous weatherman or taking in the energy of others who are literally freaking out, you may keep yourself from focusing on the here and now. Rather than catastrophizing everything, you can remain tranquil until you have all the facts and can make your own sound judgments to comprehend how to proceed forward during this questionable time.
Natural disasters are terrible for everyone involved, but you can plan ahead to keep your wits about you. The best thing you can do is be prepared and utilize the resources you have so that when a crisis becomes a reality, you can react in a way that will help everyone involved.
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