And this is something that’s not just limited to prepping, but is pretty common in other parts of life as well. We experience that overwhelm daily, especially my lovely wife. How she manages to get everything done so effectively is a secret she could sell for a few thousand dollars, I think.
Her magic aside, one of the most effective ways I’ve found to get things done without facing a paralyzing overwhelm is by batching activities. Pick a slice of time and focus your efforts completely on one goal or topic.
For prepping, I find that a two or four week cycle works well, because it generally lines up with one or two pay periods. Put a list of your priorities together categorically. Ideally you want one list per category.
Then make sure you have a budget allocated. Then every pay check or once a month focuuuuus on as many items you can get done off that list. In the mean time, if there are things that you don’t need cash for, do those inbetween checks.
If you focus your efforts like this, you’ll end up getting way more done and more importantly, you’ll get things done comprehensively and completely.
How do you prefer to deal with overwhelm, whether in prepping or your daily life?