Sometimes preppers tend to go overboard and only concentrate on one thing; prepping. Especially new preppers. It's actually pretty easy to get caught up in the world of prepping. But, what good are we doing to ourselves if we are concentrating so much on prepping that we aren't living our normal daily lives?
Knowing that we are not the only ones who have ever felt overwhelmed with our prepping is helpful. I just recently experienced this myself. I was so busy with getting this blog site up and running, writing articles for it, and sharing my experiences with my newfound skill of dehydrating food for long term storage with you all that I became overwhelmed. (Whew! That was a long sentence!) It was like I was starting over at prepping again, only at hyper-speed, lol. For the past couple of months I've had so many pots boiling at the same time (metaphorically speaking) that I got to where I just basically shut down and turned all the pots off.
At that point, I had to slow down, take a step back, and re-evaluate my goals and priorities. I had to regroup myself. Sometimes we get so caught up in what we're doing that we tend to forget, or let go of, some of the things that matter the most. Things like taking care of ourselves, and our families. It's like we think we have to get everything done...yesterday; and we can't let anything get in our way of doing it.
By the way, I had started this article a couple of weeks ago and just let it sit by the wayside. Then, I was chatting with a dear friend on Twitter today and we were speaking of being overwhelmed with prepping. She told me that she too had become overwhelmed at one point and had read an article similar to this one that I was contemplating and it helped her a lot. It was then that I decided maybe I could help someone who was experiencing that feeling of being overwhelmed by finishing this article. I want to give a shoutout to @Speed_Loader and thank her for her encouragement!
When we first decide that we want to start prepping we can easily become overwhelmed. We read about others who have stockpiles of food, emergency equipment, and survival tools. And, like everything else in life, we feel the need to have that very same t