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Are You Sure You can Effectively Handle an Emergency?

Updated on May 18, 2017

An emergency can strike at any moment. No one knows the place or time. For instance, an earthquake, a hurricane, tornado, massive flood, wide fire or even a serious car accident can turn our world upside down. After a disaster, nothing is the same anymore.

However, emergencies don’t have to be huge. A sudden sickness, monetary crisis, marriage problem or struggle with a growing teenager can create a crisis condition in which a resolution must be made. These types of emergencies occur daily.

What to Do?

The best thing for an individual to do is to prepare for an emergency. Having the most basic documents, including social security card and driver license is a must for proper identity. Important phone numbers should also be immediately accessible.

“It is a proven fact throughout history that when disruptions of any kind occur, those who made even the smallest preparations typically fare much better than those who gave no thought at all in this regard,” states WealthDaily.

Preparation is what keeps a crisis from becoming worse. For example, if an individual takes his family on a long trip in an automobile around the country, he or she must be prepared for car trouble, severe weather, getting lost, possible sickness as well as a serious road accident involving another car.

Sometimes, depending on the situation, you can predict what might go wrong. This is where you must prepare what to do if what you think might happen, actually happens. Many people don’t prepare because they think nothing terrible can happen to them. This is a mistake. Tragedy often strikes when you think things are going in your favor.

Assessing Your Readiness

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A person should have a fully responsive plan when a crisis occurs. Without a strategy for dealing with the unexpected, we will be lost and confused as to what to do next. Or we will end up making rash decisions that will create further problems for ourselves.

For example, if we or our loved ones are involved in a medical emergency, we could find ourselves thousands of dollars in debt if don’t have any health insurance. Having insurance is a type of preparation for the unexpected, a phenomenon which no one can escape.

Why the Unexpected, is a Mystery?

No one knows when the expected might happen. One theory that I have come to believe strongly in is that just when something good is about to happen in your life, disaster is just around the corner. How many times have we heard of a someone about to go back to school, or get married or just get their lives in order when tragedy strikes and the person experiences a devastation setback. His or her life is changed forever.

In my life, I have been faced with several possible emergencies, including becoming homeless due to lack of funds, loss of a meaningful relationship due to misunderstandings and falling victim to robbery due living in a gang infested neighborhood. In each case, I wasn’t shocked by the situation when it occurred. I was mentally prepared for the worst, remaining calm throughout these ordeals.

To panic is to make a crisis even worse. Your fear spreads and makes others feel like escaping the situation rather than putting fourth efforts to resolve the problem.

Attitudes are Contagious

Staying calm in an emergency will go a long in keeping others from panicking and making the situation worse. When everyone is yelling, and crying uncontrollably, you can maintain a positive attitude and put others at ease in return. For example, medical personnel has a way of staying extremely calm when responding and treating victims involved in tragedies. If they were to panic while driving a patient to ER, they might crash into another automobile.

Learning all you can from an emergency

Learning from an emergency is the next best thing to preventing its occurrence. For example, if the condition is a man-made crisis. An individual should assess the situation and see how much of a role he or she played in it. When it comes to negative habits, routines, and mindsets, a major adjustment may be required.

However, if the emergency happened due to factors beyond our control, we must ask whether or not our contingency plans were adequate enough to respond effectively to the crisis.

“Surviving the Coming Economic Collapse.” WealthDaily. 2017. Web. Retrieved 16, May 2017

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