Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why I Hate Being Prepared

I hate being the same way I hate having a will, carrying insurance on my car, and putting money in a rainy day account.  Being prepared means I think something bad may happen.  I much prefer to stick my head in the sand and forget all about it.  From now on, I declare that life will be rosy, happy and sparkle like glitter.

Okay, that little rant was brought to you by my sad, insecure and maybe, (just maybe,) my petulant child self who does not like to think about bad things.  I don't like to read the news very often for the same reason.

Now that I have the whining out of the way, I really do want to talk about why we don't like to prepare.  Here are a few things I thought of:

  1. Preparing is expensive.
  2. Preparation takes time.
  3. Being prepared takes emotional energy.
  4. Getting prepared means I have to focus on negative situations.
  5. There is the chance I will never need to prepare at all.

Off the top of my head, these are the top reasons I can thing of for talking yourself out of getting prepared.  Each and every one has been on my mind at least once.

So here is what we are going to do...we are going to look at each one of these issues over the next few blogs, and learn how to get over it.  I am sure I have left reasons off the list, so feel free to add them.  I may just put your reason in an upcoming blog.

So go ahead...let me know why you don't prepare, and let's shed a little light on the subject.  Ready. Set. Go!


  1. I do carry insurance in my car but I don't have a will. I know I should. Why haven't I?
    #'s 1 - 5 plus... I'm just lazy I guess.
    (( blushing hard ))

    ~ Mona

  2. Dear Mona, Let's not call it lazy, let's call it unmotivated. Motivation feels much easier to fix than inertia!


  3. I would agree. Unmotivated is probably a better term than lazy. There is a LOT to do when it comes to preparedness, and it can be overwhelming.