After SHTF, whether it’s small and localized, statewide, or global, taking charge is something that not everyone knows how to do. For most, they need to get some kind of training that will help them calm down and be able to see what’s really going on. It can be almost impossible to fight against the feelings of panic and many people simply don’t have the skills to calm themselves down.
You’d think that kind of training was only for the military or first responders such as police and EMTs. Thankfully, the internet has a lot of information out there on different ways you can help yourself calm down and take charge after an event. Something as simple as the 17 tips listed in the article linked below can make all the difference.
Using an inside-to-outside method, you first check your immediate surroundings and family before stepping out to assess the situation. This is especially important if there’s structural damage done to the building you’re in! By focusing in on something close at hand, it’s easier to process the larger implications of what the disruptive event might bring. After an event, every second counts and those who can stay calm and take steps to ensure survival are the ones that will do the best.