Avoiding emergencies many times takes all of our energy. We are hyper-alert to the dangers that may befall us. However, when we get hit with an emergency we crumble. We are not used to thinking about planning on how we will get back up after we are struck down physically and emotionally. Having a recovery plan for our personal and business life is just a smart way of living. Recently I had several hard-hitting events that affected me emotionally. Because I practice thinking about emergencies and how I will deal with the aftermath, I was able to handle the multiple impacts.
I planned to adjust my emotional state to accept things that I always thought of as unacceptable. My financial impacts were lessened because I planned to reduce my exposure by reducing my debt to income ratio. The long-term planning strategy I adopted allowed me to recover faster. I tried to mitigate the impacts, I had a preparedness plan and a response plan. Having a recovery plan allowed me to check the steps I was taking to avoid the unavoidable. We can’t avoid every emergency but we can recover well.