Train your brain to have situational awareness. Take notes to use as a focal point.
Follow the S.T.O.P. principle.
Safety: Remain calm and get to a safe space.
Think: Where do I fit in the current situation, and where do I need to be.
Observe: Use diverse news sources to find out more information.
Plan: Figure out the next best course of action and execute.
Practicing situational awareness can be done anytime. Practice when the stakes are low so that you’re ready when a tough decision is needed.
More information may be found in my Preparation Handbook.