Being self-sufficient: It is a characteristic that many of us want, but very few of us attain.
We are all reliant on others to an extent, be that the people we call on for help when something goes wrong in our homes, or the supermarkets that provide us with the household items we need.
There is nothing wrong with being reliant on others, of course, but if we can move closer to being self-sufficient, we will be better able to cope in all aspects of life, and we can save money too.
So, are you interested in being more self-sufficient? If so, here are some suggestions for you.
#1: Be prepared for a disaster situation
Disaster situations can take many forms. Water shortages, blackouts, and (as you will be familiar with right now) pandemics, can all create problems for us if we aren’t fully prepared for them. So this is where self-sufficiency comes in.
If you can be prepared, perhaps by stockpiling bottles of water and other household essentials, you will have less need to call on the help of others if disaster strikes. There are lots of articles that go into more detail on preparedness and survival at Prepared Bee, so have a look, and follow the tips they give to ensure your self-sufficiency.
#2: Get yourself on the right financial path
If you’re on the right financial path, you won’t need to ask for handouts from others, and you will have less need to ask for a loan from your local bank. With better control of your finances, you will be able to provide for yourself without any other financial help.
And that will save your pride and protect you from getting into debt. For more on this, check out the following linked article which lists the steps you need to take for financial self-sufficiency.
#3: Learn some simple DIY skills
When it comes to home maintenance, there are some tasks you shouldn’t consider taking on yourself. However, you can still achieve self-sufficiency by learning how to carry out simple repair jobs. There are lots of tutorials online, and there might be courses in your area that you could attend.
By equipping yourself with a few DIY skills, you will have less need to call out a repair person the next time something goes wrong at home. This can be a real money saver, so despite the effort, it might take to learn new skills, you shouldn’t forego the option.
#4: Learn other new skills
Sorry to give you more homework, but you will be more self-sufficient if you can learn other skills. You might want to grow your own foods, for example, so you will be less reliant on your local store. You could learn how to mend your own clothes too, as you wouldn’t need to replace them often.
And you could learn some basic car repairs too, as you wouldn’t need to rely on your local garage for help on a regular basis. There are all kinds of other new skills you could learn, so consider your weaknesses, and do what you can to improve on them.
These are just some of the things you could to be more self-sufficient, so if this is something you are interested in, follow our suggestions. You will be better prepared for life’s journey if you do, and you will be in a better position to help others too!