Lets look at this from the viewpoint of our already questionable sanity.
Prepping is an activity that recognizes the possibility of catastrophic changes. More to the point, being a prepper is to recognize that your assessment the possibilities of that catastrophic change is higher than that of the bulk of society.
Good enough. I can agree. But what I am questioning is the status of an individuals mental health and personal relationships if that person is constantly prepping and worrying about preps. Prepping is a gloomy sport. One has to have a balance of fear and hope if one is going to be capable of navigating the storm. I feel that it is important to watch your balance now.
What I am thinking is that I will probably go into some kind of cycle with preps. There are some obvious places where it is appropriate and natural to focus upon prep activities. Harvest time is an obvious choice. As an exercise, maybe you will want to identify the other times of the year where preps activities should fill your schedule.
But I think it is important to have a good bit of time put aside to enjoy the last bits of the society of wretched excess that has been created around us. I don't know about you, but I will miss a lot of the trash and dross that our society has created. I will miss taking a drive, I think that I will take one, I can afford it (barely).
I will enjoy the days before winter.