It is important to know how to raise your level of awareness in order to avoid potentially dangerous situations.
If you’re proactive, you’ll be able to respond quickly and effectively to the crisis at hand.
If you’re reactive, you’ll do a lot of running around in a panic, trying desperately to solve problems.
The difference is that being proactive puts you in command of the situation.
If you’re like most people, you have a low awareness level.
Acts of violence that appear to spring from nowhere can catch you off guard because you are oblivious to what is happening around you.
Thousands of people have been the victims of thefts, rapes, robberies, and murders because they were unaware of their surroundings.
This is a slogan that every prepper should remember: if you’re not looking for it, you won’t notice it coming!
1. Risk management
People are not violent by nature.
Most of them despise confrontation and physical battles since they don’t want to injure anyone or themselves.
Some people, on the other hand, take pleasure in inflicting pain. They may be prone to rage or be mentally ill.
Burying your head in the sand and believing that Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent approach is the way to go would almost certainly result in you being a victim.
If you’re driving and someone cuts you off, it may be tempting to engage in a physical conflict with them, but it’s not the way to go.
Maintain your composure.
If you’re out and about and a gang of teenagers makes fun of you, don’t approach them to sort them out; just let it go and keep walking.
The first rule of survival is to get out of a harmful situation as soon as possible.
If you’re on a late-night bus and someone who appears scary boards, keep awake and aware of what they’re up to without making direct eye contact.
Do not hide your face in a magazine or fix your gaze on your phone.
They could assault you in an instant, catching you off guard.
But, unfortunately, it has occurred in the past, and it will happen again.
2. Walk confidently
Making yourself appear confident and like someone who is not to be messed with is enough to deter most crooks.
The person who walks upright and boldly checks his surroundings gives the impression that he can handle himself.
Criminals will avoid them since he does not appear to be an easy target.
The man who shuffles sheepishly to his car, carrying a newspaper under his arm and balancing his cup of coffee on his shoulder while attempting to use his phone clamped against his ear to open the car door, screams ‘mugging victim.’
Act courageously. Even if you’re trembling in your boots, you should appear tough and aware.
Presentation is crucial.
3. Don’t be too trusting
Finally, never put your trust in someone you don’t know.
There is no such thing as a good deed that is not rewarded.
If you stop to help a man with car trouble on the side of the road, he may have accomplices who will carjack you.
If you told a handful of your neighbors that you’re stockpiling food for an emergency, they’d probably laugh at you.
When a crisis occurs, such as a food scarcity in your region, estimate who they’ll approach or loot first.
Yes, you’re the one I’m referring to. Take care what you say to other people.
Serious consequences may result.
4. Look out for things that seem off
The first step to enhancing your awareness is to be alert for anything unusual or out of the norm.
Crime rates will soar during a crisis.
Even in times of peace, criminals are always on the lookout for a way to attack, and they prefer an easy target.
Someone is going to do it but you don’t want it to be you.
If you observe the same person going down the street in front of your house multiple times and you’ve never seen him before, call the cops.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s a landscaper.
Something is wrong, and you must act quickly.
He could be scoping out your home in preparation for a nighttime break-in.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
5 Teach your children well
Teach your kids not to put their trust in strangers.
For example, if someone pretends to be conducting a survey and the child answers the phone, they should not reveal if no one is at home.
Alternatively, state that their mother is currently cleaning the dishes and that no other adult is there.
Someone may be plotting a robbery.
People your children encounter on the internet can also be dangerous.
So keep a close eye on who they’re conversing with on the internet.
To sum it up
Just remember that, during a crisis, you must be more watchful and aware of what is going on in your immediate surroundings to be safe.
The importance of maintaining and knowing how to raise your level of awareness during a crisis cannot be overstated.
When an emergency strikes, it’s crucial to be alert and to know exactly where you are and what’s happening around you.
If you maintain your vigilance, you will be far more likely to notice minor anomalies that don’t seem right.
Your gut instincts will lead you through this process. If you pay attention to them, you will most likely be safe.
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