It is a given that many would think of their cell phones as a must-have daily. Cell phones and their smart uses are a blessing to man. This hand-held device provides a convenient and easy way for communication, task accomplishment, and recreation.
The thing is, a cell phone’s power is limited. Not to mention the possibility of having no signal, damaging, losing, or getting your phone stolen on an important day.
Consider possibilities of emergency in packing a bag or putting things in your pocket. Here is a list of things you must have on you or with you that would be to your advantage and even vital to your survival.
1. A reliable wristwatch
In the event of a disaster, you will need something to tell time that does not rely on cellphone towers and electricity. A watch is built for both style and function, a good example is a Rado Watch.
This is a Swiss brand by three brothers who believed anything imagined can be made real. The Rado watch is the first scratch-proof watch on the globe. It is known to be a robust, comfortable, and exclusive watch brand with a variety of styles to choose from.
You should not be intimidated by the price. You can get one of these for 500 dollars. Watches are pricey but you can count on them all the time.
2. Your wallet
Slim down your wallet. It might look fancy and sophisticated to have a big wallet full of cards, IDs, pictures, and whatnots; On the downside, that would mean losing a lot more if you drop your wallet.
Your wallet should be sturdy and of good material. It should hold the items you need daily like, important IDs, transportation cards, and cash.
Carry a decent amount of cash when cards are not accepted, for tips, payphones, vending machines, and a better bargain.
3. A pen and paper
Note-taking and to-do lists can be easily typed on your cell phones but, nothing beats the classic authenticity of taking notes with a pen and paper. A notebook can be used for reminders, tracking day-to-day spending, journaling, and creative work.
Of course, a notebook is not without a pen. Shared pens are often cheap and flimsy, and using it can spread germs since it passes through many hands. Choose a ballpen with a good tip that glides smoothly through paper and with ink that does not blot or smudge.
4. Candy and a water bottle
You are never too old for a sugar rush more so if you would want to survive a stressful day at work. Sugar releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in controlling emotional responses. It helps us visualize rewards and enables us to take the action to achieve the reward.
Sugar also releases endogenous opioids responsible for the surge of pleasure you feel when eating candy. Make sure to drink water after. Fill a water bottle you can carry in places or have refilled to keep hydrated and refreshed.
Fashion guru, Mr. Alan Flusser once said that a plain white handkerchief is the sure sign of a confident and elegant dresser. A hanky might seem outdated but it is classy and a definite plus in appearing proper and gentlemanly.
It is softer on your skin causing less irritation when you wipe off sweat, tears, or water. You can use a hanky to cover your mouth or your nose as well. The best thing about it is, a hanky is eco-friendly compared to disposable napkins.
6. Some sanitizer or rubbing alcohol
Given the ongoing pandemic, proper hand hygiene should be highly observed. Hand sanitizers are a great way to prevent the spread of viruses and germs when you are on the go and do not have access to soap and clean water.
It is made to be compact and suitable to carry around so that you can readily and frequently sanitize your hand and surfaces. Use sanitizers that have at least 60% alcohol.
7. A multipurpose tool
A multi-tool is many tools packed in one. These tools can do a variety of jobs and still fold up small enough to tuck into your pocket. It is versatile and portable.
You can get it in the shape of a pen. A survival pen is sort of a multi-tool. It is a fully functional pen for day-to-day use with added features like a flashlight, compass, window breaker, self-defense tip, and more.
Always be prepared
There is a heavy reliance on technology and electronic devices to the point of extreme dependency and plain laziness. Cell phones and gadgets have advanced in the past years but, there will always be limitations.
Anything can happen at the drop of a hat. Start making reliable decisions starting with what we carry with us every day. Bag the essentials and be prepared with items that can save the day.
The same can is true with the kind of mentality and habits we bring with us. Up the positive and lessen the negative. Stop looking down on your phone and be more observant, alert, and aware,