Are You Situationally Aware?

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Being aware of your surroundings is very important during any situation or location. What you are sharing or posting on social media also goes hand in hand, informs Chief Operating Officer with Integrous Risk Solutions Brian Morefield:

“Be observant of your surroundings. We are all guilty of being face down on a phone a lot and as much as it is a great tool, it also distracts us. Just being cognisin of your surroundings, who is around you, what is around you, just become familiar. Whether it is a small community or a large metro, your safest bet is to stay away from a situation before a situation arises. Little things, up to being careful of what we are sharing, what we are experiencing in our social media feeds. When we take pictures of our kids and such, maybe be careful that home addresses aren’t in that picture or license plates aren’t in that picture. We all love it when we go on trips and vacations and are taking those beach pictures, wait until maybe you come home to share those. Don’t post them while you are out and about traveling. Don’t give people a heads up that you are not home.”

Improving observation skills can be as simple as slowing down and being present in the situation, uses all of your senses, studying details, and learning from others by paying attention to body language, facial expressions, or the tone of their voice.

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