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The Worst Can Happen: How To Bounce Back From Disaster

The Worst Can Happen: How To Bounce Back From Disaster

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As the new year is brought in, it’s time to recite the age old adages of Murphy’s Law; “if anything can go wrong, it will”.

That doesn’t mean we should live our lives in fear, but it means we should be prepared for what can go wrong, because eventually – it will go wrong. If you’re not prepared, that could cause a serious issue.

What could go wrong though? Well it depends on your locale and what Mother Nature can bring to your doorstep. If you’re in a northern climate, you might have to put up with the odd snow-in, or even a blizzard. If you’re in a storm area, then storms will come your way. It’s about assessing what could go wrong and preparing your home.

For example, if you do live in an area of the world that is hit hard by snows in the winter, then you need to make sure your house is stocked with the equipment that can help you out, rather than waiting for the inevitable to happen. You need sweeps, chemical ice solutions and rock salt. You need heaters and warm clothes. You know exactly what you need. If you’re living in an area that has a high risk of floods, you must prepare for that circumstance to eventually occur – you’re going to be well researched on services like flooded basement cleanup, because that’s what will happen and that is what you will need.

The issue is, as we said at the start, things will go wrong. What happens after? Well, you and your family must bounce back.

How well you recover depends exactly on the stress and trauma of the event. If it’s a massive event that has shaken your household, it’s going to take a lot to come back from. If your house is broken into, that’s going to affect your belief of your entire household. You’re not going to feel safe in your home and that’s a huge issue. You’re going to have trouble sleeping because that safety net is gone. It’s important to take a step back after events like these so you can assess what went wrong and how you and your family are going to prevent it from happening again. Usually this means taking precautions and buying gear that is going to help you. If it was a break-in, you might buy new locks or an alarm. It’s important to discuss the event with your family and take everyone’s concerns on board. Don’t leave the wishes of your family behind, as it is their home as well!

Open communication is the best way to bounce back from a disaster. Unfortunately, they happen and as long as your family is in one piece, that’s ok. Make sure they are mentally prepared for an event and able to recover after it. You can get new furniture and move home, but you cannot replace your family.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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