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How aware of your surroundings are you? A thief could sneak up behind you, someone who looks suspicious can leave a bag in a public area or a person could be about to commit a horrible crime. All of this could be stopped with situational awareness.
It’s something taught to special forces and law enforcement officers around the world to increase their understanding and logical approach to what is happening in front of them and assess dangers, risks and possible suspects. But it is not just the elite that can learn this skill, you can learn it by starting now.
When you enter a new building, room, area, or whatever else, you need to consider how you can get out of that place in a hurry, if need be. You should never enter a space that has one way in and one way out!
Practice looking for exits and start to commit some of those to memory at places you frequent often. This can make a world of difference.
All around you, there are things that can be used as weapons. It helps to start looking at the world through a different lens. You will quickly come to realize what types of things can be used as weapons. There is almost always an opportunity around you.
These weapons could give you just the edge you need in an attack.
You are going to be around people again. Pay attention to them. They are more than they seem. You can read a lot from a persons walk and demeanor. Step one, however, means getting off the phone and paying attention to the people around you.