New year, new you? With how popular resolutions are, you may be shocked to learn that only 8% of people who set one report actually achieving their goal. How do you crack the code on making your resolution stick? According to the scientific method, it boils down to setting goals that are:
After the last 18 months living through a global pandemic, two historic wildfire seasons, a few earthquake rumbles and busy tropical storm cycles, let's kickstart 2022 with a resolution to be safer this year.
We’ve rounded up a few easy things you can do today, this week, or this month, that will keep you and your family safer all year long.
1. Emergency Plan
Tools and supplies are important, but developing an actual plan together is critical to being ready for anything. Bonus points: it doesn’t cost you a dime and can be knocked out in less than 30 minutes with our Redfora Guide to Creating Your Emergency Plan.
Download it for free today and sit down with your partner and family to designate a meet up location, where you’ll keep supplies, and fill out contact cards to place in your wallet or backpack.
2. Detectors & Extinguishers
The best time of year to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors is at daylight saving time, but if you’re like many Americans who have no idea when the last time the batteries were replaced, get it done this week. Not only will you rest easier this year knowing everything is in working order, it is easy to track when it was done last knowing it was at the first of the year.
3. A Simple Go Bag
Don’t let the prepping community overwhelm you. Practical preparedness can start small and grow over time. The best thing you can do is create a simple go bag with the core essentials needed to make it to a safe destination in an emergency.
That means food, water, first aid, and some simple tools and wellness items. Curious what to add? Check out our post on Mini Emergency Kit Must-Haves. Rather have an expert-curated Go Bag delivered? Check out our best-selling Ready 2 Go Bag; it’s compact, loaded with preparedness, and under $50!
These straightforward ideas are a manageable way to achieve your meaningful resolution to be safer this year. What are your preparedness goals this year? Be sure to share them with our Community of Preparedness on Facebook.