Situational awareness

What is going on around you?

Improve self-awareness and mindfulness

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  • Recognize your fatigue; attempt to get adequate rest.
  • Be alert to your emotions; step back and regain objectivity.
  • Recognize that stress may interfere with reasoning. The accumulation of lesser everyday work and personal stresses may be as significant as the stress experienced in a single crisis.
  • Examine your thinking for  cognitive biases
    Cognitive bias:  A way of thinking that influences reasoning and decision making, sometimes resulting in inaccurate judgments.
  • Assess your physical health and consider the effect medications or other drugs may have on you.