Finding Happiness and Satisfaction When You’re a Prepper

Being a prepper is tough at times. It sets you outside of the norm, as far as the majority of the population goes. Plus, it can be frustrating if you don’t have the resources you’d like to be able to get what you need for yourself and your family.

It can be difficult finding happiness and satisfaction when you’re a prepper.

But don’t let all of that get you down because preparedness and survival are about more than having the right prepping supplies and equipment.

How can you be happy and satisfied, even if you don’t have much money? How can you be comfortable in your own skin? And how can you help others be comfortable in theirs?

Claire Wolfe has written a thought provoking, self help article to boost your self esteem. And it’s not “psycho babble” either. She passes along some helpful, common sense advice.

I encourage you to take a few minutes to read what she says about…

  1. A sense of choice
  2. Responsibility
  3. A connection to the future (planning)
  4. Creativity or spirituality
  5. Support networks
  6. A belief in lemonade
  7. Frugality
  8. Not thinking poor
  9. Learning to relax (embracing the chaos)
  10. Gratitude

The whole article appears in “Backwoods Home Magazine” for January/February 2015, Issue #151. I’ve put an excerpt below as well as a link where you can view all of it.

10 traits for better living

By Claire Wolfe

It’s a mystery why one person can be poor but still proud, independent, and reasonably content while the guy next door is merely content to slide into a swamp of misery, blame, and dependence.

It’s a mystery why one middle-class person feels insecure, on edge, cash-strapped, and bitter while the neighbor down the way, who might have less, leads a more contented life.

Read the whole article here:

Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine. (541)247-8900.

Good mental and spiritual health is every bit as important as physical health. After all, your most important survival tool sits between your ears.


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.