You are on your own.
Sort out the urgent and important items.
I suggest you use something like the "Eisenhower Matrix":
The Difference Between Urgent and ImportantYou might note that President Eisenhower said, “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important.”
Urgent means that a task requires immediate attention. These are the to-do’s that shout “Now!” Urgent tasks put us in a reactive mode, one marked by a defensive, negative, hurried, and narrowly-focused mindset.
Important tasks are things that contribute to our long-term mission, values, and goals. Sometimes important tasks are also urgent, but typically they’re not. When we focus on important activities we operate in a responsive mode, which helps us remain calm, rational, and open to new opportunities.
Where would you put preparing for likely disasters in the matrix?
Oh, and there is this other useful quote from General Eisenhower:
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
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