(ModernSurvival.org) – The past 18 months have been hard on the entire world. COVID-19 struck hard out of the gate, and now variants of the virus are continuing to plague humankind. The unrelenting news about infection rates and deaths has become almost too much to bear for many — leaving them questioning whether the pandemic will ever end.
White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Fauci just announced that there is little likelihood of the United States getting “back to normal” until the spring of 2022. If Fauci’s prediction is correct, it means another seven months of living in what many perceive to be a dystopian nightmare.
Of course, that date is only relevant if another variant doesn’t rise up between then and now, Fauci claims.
With the possibility of the coronavirus pandemic stretching on for more than another six months, if not longer, it can become increasingly difficult to maintain the motivation to continue on. Even worse, it gets difficult to keep continually preparing for things to get worse. That is why it’s so important to know how to combat crisis fatigue.
Combat Crisis Fatigue Now
The past year and a half have been hard for everyone. The coronavirus pandemic alone, not to mention food shortages, civil unrest and political upheaval, is enough to grind down even the most hardened survivalist. After so many months of unending chaos, it’s not surprising that many people are experiencing crisis fatigue.
After so long, it’s hard to summon the motivation to continue preparing for things to get even worse. To provide some helpful tactics to combat crisis fatigue, YouTuber Magic Prepper has provided a short video which you can view below:
Unfortunately, as time drags on the motivation to continue preparing becomes harder and harder to muster. The constant barrage of negative news day after day can drain the energy out of anyone, leaving them tired and possibly even depressed. At the same time, it becomes more important to push forward with your preps with each passing day.
One way to keep yourself motivated is to set goals for yourself. Make due dates for your prepping activities so that you have a timeline to follow. This is one way to force yourself into action, since it creates a sense of urgency. If you want to have a two-month supply of food stocked, for example, give yourself a date to have it purchased by. Not only will this method help you to stay motivated, but achieving these goals will give you a sense of accomplishment — a much-needed morale boost.
Another option to help overcome fatigue is to take a day off. Even in the survivalist world, everyone needs some rest and relaxation once in a while. Take a break and get your mind off of things, then come back refreshed and motivated to start anew.
Times are tough, but it is also the perfect opportunity to train your survival mindset. Teaching yourself how to overcome crisis fatigue now will give you yet another extremely important tool to call upon, should you ever face a long-term survival situation.
For more tips on how to boost morale and develop your survival mindset, check out our article here.
~Here’s to Your Survival!
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