A good meditator, in any situation, the mind is safe. When you can maintain the peacefulness, awareness and equanimity are present.
In daily life, we need to pay more attention to the outside world because we cannot pay attention to ourselves all the time. It is not easy; but if you know your mind, even when it pays attention to the outside, you know it is the mind working. Then, it can maintain the awareness because looking is also mind, listening is also mind.
So, if you know the mind activity, you can be aware and look at the same time.