There is one thing you can do that doesn’t cost anything and will impact your post-disaster life more than anything else: Staying positive.
Whether you’re just preparing for the worst or you’re experiencing the worst, staying upbeat and focusing on the positive will get you back on your feet quicker and help you appreciate what you do have. This outlook will also inspire your community in the aftermath, and it's important to cultivate this demeanor before, during and after a disaster with your entire family.
If you’re reading this email, you have something to be grateful for. If you have your health and your family by your side, then everything else is replaceable—not to mention that you will be a much needed source of strength and support for your neighbors in this trying time.
Remember that things are always looking up as long as you’re looking up, too. If you’re having trouble staying positive, check out Ariane’s Nine Principles of Change to help you through this difficult and challenging time.