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Never Do This In An Emergency

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Many people are not entirely sure of what they should do in case of an emergency. This is normal as how many times will you ever find yourself in an emergency position? Still, if you ever do find yourself in an emergency here are some things you should avoid doing at all costs, as your reaction can be the thing that either puts you in more danger or allows you to get away.

1. Paralyzing

One of the most common responses to being faced with an emergency is getting paralyzed. This response, while universal, should be one that you teach yourself to avoid. In the case of an immediate danger around you, such as a shooting or stabbing, staying frozen in place is one of the most certain ways of causing yourself harm.

2. Unable to think

Much like paralyzing, the shock of an emergency can make it harder for people to think about what they should do to get out of the situation they are in. For example, they might hear a fire alarm ringing but instead of finding within them the right response which would be to go to the nearest exit, they can start gathering their stuff while still being in the building. This is the wrong response and it is caused by an overall inability to think straight.

3. Becoming stuck on one thing

Tunnel vision is very common in cases of an emergency, but the reality is that by not allowing yourself to think beyond that one thing you had in mind you might actually find that you are putting yourself in more danger. This is because there is usually no single magic response to an emergency, instead, you need to remain adaptable to get out of the situation you have found yourself in.