The world we are currently living in is a dangerous place. We never know when our life might be in jeopardy, and hence we need to be careful. There are always some techniques, some life hacks that would help us out in duress.
Here are eight life hacks that might come in handy in difficult situations.
1. Keys, Money, Phone
These things are supposed to be with you when you go out – ALL THE TIME. No exceptions. And make sure that your phone is fully charged. Will help you when all options fail and you need the call or the emergency number.
2. Apologize For Bumping
If you bump accidentally into some person while walking, make sure you say ‘sorry’, even if it is their fault. This is because you never know that they might have a weapon on them, might be deranged, or simply drunk. And that will jeopardize your life.
3. Observe At least Three Exits
In case you are at a concert, or movie, or at any setting where you can see a crowd forming, make sure to take note of multiple exits. These would help if any unfortunate occurrence takes place. At that point of time, instead of frantically searching for anyone exit, you would already have one ready in your mind.
4. ‘The Bad Guy Game’
If you are in a subway, or at a bar, look around you. Who looks suspicious, who looks frightened and who looks angry? Make a note. Your intuition is seldom wrong, so if a person appears to be dangerous, they probably are.
5. Counting the Rows To The Emergency Exit on An Airplane
As you are boarding it, make sure to count the number of seats between your seat and the emergency exit. For if there is smoke, the exit might be too dim for you to notice. It would do well, to count the headrests and reach the exit.
6. Wrist Muscles
Increase the strength in your wrist muscles as they tire out the fastest. And in most perilous situations, you would probably need your wrists to either grip something, hold onto something, or wield something.
Use handgrips to strengthen them.
7. Raise Your Head
When you feel like you are being followed, or there is something dangerous coming your way, don’t dip your head and walk fast. Instead confidently keep your head raised and walk straight, all the while looking at the danger from your peripheral vision. You dipping your head makes you vulnerable.
8. Escaping A Sinking Car
Instead of trying to force open the door, which really won’t open, try rolling the glass down, and escape through it. Or, break it if it doesn’t roll down. The water pressure would prevent the door from opening, and you just have a couple of minutes to live.