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(Without Losing Your Mind or Your Life!)


Surviving global civil unrest is hard. Let’s be real: it’s not easy to keep your shit together when all around you, people are losing their minds.

But, if you’re willing to put in the work and keep your head on straight, life can still be good—even in the most trying (and stressful) of times.

We’ll be taking a look at a few steps you can take right now to help get your mind right and make sure that when the next crisis hits, you’re ready for it.


Learn to See Opportunity

The first step in learning how to see opportunity is understanding the difference between what you see and what you don’t. When danger is present, our brains are wired to notice it. Our instinctual response can be as simple as a quick glance or a look over our shoulder—and it’s usually followed by an increased heart rate and adrenaline rush.

However, when we’re not in immediate danger (or even if we are but feel like we can handle it), that same instinctual response can give us tunnel vision on an all-or-nothing basis: either we’re unable to take advantage of any helpful information around us or otherwise miss out on potential opportunities because they don’t match with our preconceived notions of what’s going on around us.


Be In the Know

  • Learn about local government. This includes who your local officials are, what their roles are in governing the city, and how you can contact them to report any issues that might arise during a time of unrest. If you live in an area where civil unrest is likely, it’s important to know who will be responsible for keeping you safe if things turn bad.


  • Be Informed About Your Neighbors. The most important thing to do during times of extreme stress is to stay connected with those around you—those closest to home are often the ones who need our support most. 


  • Know Your Surroundings. This might seem like common sense, but knowing where everything is located within your neighborhood could save lives when things start going south. 

Which roads have traffic lights or stop signs? Where are there nearby hospitals or police stations? What sources of information will be available throughout each day so people don’t go without news updates? These questions all need answers before any emergency strikes so everyone involved knows exactly where they should be going at all times!


Be Practical and Flexible

Have a flexible mindset. Don’t expect things to go according to plan. Be ready to adapt at any moment. It’s not going to be easy, but it’s better than getting your hopes up and then having them dashed when things don’t work out as you expect.

You also need to have backup plans for all of your backup plans, just in case the worst happens and your original idea doesn’t pan out (or if it does—it’s better safe than sorry). The more contingency plans you think of now, the less likely they are to bite you in the ass later on down the road when there isn’t time left over for second-guessing yourself.


Calm Your Mind

You’re going to need a positive attitude. It’s easy to get down about the state of things and your chances of survival, but that won’t help in any way.

Remember: there are many people who have survived worse than the situation you’re currently in, so don’t give up hope!

You also don’t want others knowing your plans, as they could become targets before they even know what’s coming at them.


Keep Good Company

Build an emergency communication. Having a support network of people you can trust and rely on means everything in such dire circumstances. Your friends and family will be the ones who help you stay sane during the worst of times, so make sure they are always there for you. 

Having an emergency contact list is a thing worth doing before any large-scale disruption hits our planet. You should keep this list with yourself at all times (no matter what) and make sure it contains all the contact details for each person so that if something happens to one another then those left behind can reach out for help as soon as possible without worrying too much about where their loved ones might be hiding out or if they’re safe at all!


Learn Basic Self-Defense Moves

Learning basic self-defense moves is important for anyone who wants to survive global civil unrest.

Self-defense moves are the first step toward learning how to defend yourself in a dangerous situation.

If you have the chance, it’s best to avoid violence altogether. But if you find yourself in a situation where violence is imminent (or even unavoidable), knowing how to protect yourself from harm can help keep you safe.


Get Your Emergency Supplies Ready

Make sure your emergency supplies are ready for anything—and that includes having enough food and water stored up so that you can survive for at least three days without help from anyone else. You should also have a plan in place for getting out of town if things get bad enough that it becomes necessary for everyone else to flee as well. If possible, try keeping an extra set of clothes and other essentials in a backpack so that you can grab it and run if need be.

…and don’t forget CASH! A lot of people don’t think about it but if the power goes out, credit and debit cards will be useless.

Cash will ensure you can get the things you need and help fund your escape if necessary.


In the end, we can only hope that the best will happen for all of us. There’s no way to know for certain, of course. But if you have this guide at hand, you are much more likely to be riding out whatever happens without much damage to yourself or your family.

Yes, civil unrest will cost us in terms of money and emotional control — but so will be prepared. You can be ready in all aspects of your life: emotionally, physically, and financially. All it takes is a little foresight and preparation. 

Do what you can now to protect yourself, your family, and your livelihood. It could end up being the best choice you ever make. Stay safe!unrest


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