1. Own this cool, manual Rubicon I saw the other day.
2. Just because businesses are trying to save their own asses, don’t acquire any new debt on things you don’t actually need.
3. Stop having debt in the first place. Take a gander at things you own. Do YOU own them or are you renting them from a bank?
4. Attempt to have some savings and actually save it, even when things get rough.
5. Don’t freak out. Focus on situations you actually have control over.
6. Keep at least a little extra food and supplies around the house. It will not only make your life easier day to day but you might not be in a predicament with our current situation.
7. Learn how to be bored.
8. Be excellent to and help one another, but take care of yourself mentally and physically first. You can’t help others if you’re worthless and ragged.
I’ve been home with a work injury for almost six weeks. In the last month we also had two dogs die, a sick baby, an earthquake, and the world lost its damn mind. It all sucks but I can’t change what already happened. All I can change is my attitude.
I’ll repeat number 5. Focus on things you have control over and be smart. I’m learning how to walk again. Six weeks ago I was a regular runner. Shit happens. What I don’t have to worry about is the banks taking anything because it’s all mine except 70% of the house.
I also understand that not everyone can be in a position to do some of this advice and it might come across that I’m in a position of privelage and don’t get it. Rest assured I was extremely poor most of my life. The only difference now is I continue to live as if I was poor but I can buy things when I want.
Shattered tibia for your time.