We live in a world where you must be vigilant at all times if you want to keep yourself and your belongings safe. Learning self-defense and how to be aware of your surroundings is excellent to know, but it’s not all. Let’s take a look at five things all women should know that will help protect and safeguard them.
How to Change the Locks
It is easy to misplace small items such as keys. However, when you lose these items, particularly in a public place, it is important that you change out the locks in your home. If your keys fall into the wrong hands, you may become the victim of a theft and you are more susceptible to an attack in your own home. Changing the locks is typically a simple project and you can complete it in an afternoon. Plus, it can be instrumental in keeping you and all your most precious belongings safe.
Plan Your Running Route
Before you decide to hit the trail and just run wherever your feet take you, plan your running route and tell someone where you are going. You put yourself in jeopardy when you run alone and nobody knows where you are going. Spend just a few minutes beforehand and talk to a spouse, roommate, or even text a family member and inform them of your route. Also, make sure to have the GPS turned on if taking your phone.
How to Appear Confident
The way you dress, walk, and even look at others can make you a target for thefts, assaults, and attacks. You want to appear confident and prepared no matter where you are. You can do this by being alert as you walk down the street and not focused on your smartphone’s screen. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry or high-end items such as sunglasses or a purse as that makes you a prime target for theft. Learning self-defense will also help improve your confidence and make you feel prepared for any situation.
How to Say No
A tactic used by many criminals is to take advantage of a woman’s sympathetic side. These individuals may stop the woman to ask for directions, for a ride, for help, etc. Many women will instantly take sympathy on the person and quickly find themselves in a dangerous situation. If the individual is a stranger, it is vital that you learn to say no. You can be nice and pleasant to the them, but do not agree to help them particularly if you are all alone or your instincts are warning you.
Spending Time on the Internet
The internet allows us to communicate with individuals all around the world but it is also very dangerous. When online, be cautious of who you chat with, accept as followers on social media, and what information you post. If personal information falls into the wrong hands, you can set yourself up for a myriad of dangerous situations without even realizing it.
By being careful and alert, you can prevent many dangerous situations from happening to you. Keep the above tips in mind and you’ll find yourself much safer and more confident as you go throughout your day-to-day activities.