So you have your plan, and you and your family have been practicing what to do in case of an emergency. Your next step in your emergency planning is to practice scenarios that may or may not happen. But you will have piece of mind that you can survive any situation that arises.
Things will be easier if you know how to emotionally deal with them. To start you want to adjust your attitude and practice a new way of life, in you daily life. To survive any emergency situation you need to know yourself. Start with how you deal with stress. Next time a stressful situation hits you, try to take a step back and see how exactly did you deal with it. Do you complain or get depressed? Or to you tackle the situation head on and find a constructive solution? Try not to be too harsh on your reactions. You need to see it, then make a conscious effort to turn it toward the positive.
How you deal with getting sick is another way to determine how prepared you are. If you tend to get through illnesses without allowing other’s to know how sick you are, you are more ready for anything then you thought. If however you tend to milk an illness and are unable to accomplish anything on your own, you have a lot of work to do. Try to be gracious within your illness. I know that at times this is very difficult. I myself get severe migraines, ones that cause literally blinding pain, and causes brain damage. Most of the time I am able to get through them with out complaining, but there are still times I need to get over it.
The most important thing to practice in step to is comfort control. Start with one thing, coffee, air conditioning, then go without it for a month. See how you make it through without such things. Then progress onto another item. The more traditionally comfortable an item is, the more you need to practice going without. Once that month is over however, and you have successfully gone without that item, makes sure you splurge a little and allow it back into your life. It helps if you can reward yourself now and again.
You can find more ideas of things to practice on the Kansas Preppers Network.