Saturday 27 April, 2013

By 04/26/2013 wod

Living in a Constant State of Hypervigilance.

Marathon bombings, movie theater shootings, school shootings, mall shootings, fatal hit and run traffic accidents, kidnappings, and many other countless acts of terror and acts of violence… is it time to ask ourselves “can I ever leave my house again?”

Can you? Should you?

Of course! Plain and simple answer, you have to!

If you do not already it’s time to. It’s time to start to take care of yourself and closest loved ones every time you walk out into the public. It’s time to make eye contact with the man walking opposite of you on the sidewalk. It’s time to know who is behind you in line at the grocery store. It’s time to know what the person in front of you is taking out of their backpack in line at the bank. It’s time to know where all and the closest exits are to your table at the restaurant. It’s time to take an extra second before you enter the intersection after the light turns green. It’s time to put your cell phone in your pocket and put your car keys in your hand while you are walking to your car at night. It’s time to pay attention. It’s time to put yourself in a state of hypervigilance.

Wikipedia defines Hypervigilance as an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect threats. Basically this is being prepared. You may ask prepared for what? I say prepared for anything you can!

Critics of hypervigilance will tell you that being hypervilgilant is the equivalent of being paranoid. It’s not being paranoid when you live in Colorado and you put on a t- shirt in May and carry a jacket. That’s being prepared. It’s not being paranoid when you pay the waiter in cash. It’s not being paranoid when you chalk up your hands before you start Angie. It’s not being paranoid when a parent tells their child not to talk to strangers. And it IS NOT BEING PARANOID when you are in a large group and your head is on a swivel looking for something that is out of place.

After all, you are responsible for your on fitness and you are responsible for your own safety.

-Mark

Ps. I bet you already do this, you may just need to trust that gut feeling.

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