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2023 Author: Katelyn Chandter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:08
Most conflicts, attacks, fights, robberies, accidents and other extreme situations occur due to carelessness. We are relaxed, and at this moment there is an accident, robbery, fight or other emergency. How to be always alert, alert and safe? How to behave so that you are never caught off guard by trouble?
Our attention is scattered when we are following a familiar route, walking home, or when we are in a calm place. We behave or move on "autopilot", and therefore reckless. We think about a bunch of things, get distracted by the phone, or just listen to music. At the moment, a person is as vulnerable and relaxed as possible, as suddenly unexpected trouble happens. This is how accidents, attacks by hooligans and other troubles occur.
A person with his carelessness misses the moment when it is possible to avoid conflict or minimize losses. He does not possess sufficient situational awareness or vigilance, as the people call it.
How to be vigilant and safe?
Situational awareness is the ability to tune in to the environment and react in time if the situation changes. You need to be vigilant in familiar places, and even more so in difficult and unfamiliar ones. Events can develop very rapidly, and troubles can cause moral, physical and financial damage. Risks are sometimes high, and not only money or a small bump may be at stake, but life itself.
1. Observation and constant vigilance
You must always be aware of what is happening around. Use sight, hearing, charm and intuition. Do not listen to music on headphones, do not hang on your phone, do not hang in the clouds and dreams. Make it a habit to monitor the situation around you constantly.
2. Analysis of the situation
From the general flow of information, single out those that cause some anxiety. Heard an unfamiliar and disturbing sound? Did you notice a sudden movement towards a meeting of a car or people? Got a suspicious smell of gas, smoke, or something else? Got a wary eye or spot an imminent conflict? Notice and react to unusual behaviors.
3. Making a decision in case of danger
Did you catch a hypothetical danger or an already obvious one. Here you can choose from three strategies: escape, make up or fight. Decide how you will act. Maybe it's better to leave the dangerous place and run away? Can you try to negotiate, give money or find a way to resolve the issue peacefully? The last option is confrontation, when you decide to start a fight, fight back or as tough as possible to defend your interests. When making a decision, don't underestimate the danger. It's wiser to be as careful as possible.
4. Action in case of danger
After making a decision, you need to act immediately. Sometimes everything depends on the speed of action. When you start to fight, run away or enter into a conversation, then you need to do it to the end with high quality and confidence. If you hesitate, worry and fuss a lot, you will be defeated. Do not let your guard down until you are in a safe place.
Level up your situational awareness to be ready for anything. Conflicts, accidents and other troubles take by surprise those who are too careless. Better to be healthy and completely paranoid than dead and careless dude.
Exercise vigilance, caution, and discernment so that you do not get caught off guard by trouble.