When in a situation that seems doomed (ie: lifeboat in the ocean, lost deep in the woods, etc),


  • Don’t focus on what will happen tomorrow
  • Do what you need to do to survive the next 4 hours.
  • Repeat until things get better.
  • Focus on lasting until the next meal, instead of the whole week
    • Reduces feeling over being overwhelmed


  • “Deep Survival” by Laurence Gonzales