As you walk down the neighborhood street to the corner store, the world around you may be filled with chaos, or it could be a stable and relaxing journey. You could walk through welcoming neighbors, or you may not see anyone the whole time you are out. No matter which scenario matches your world, your walk could quickly be shattered by the unexpected and chaotic actions of a single individual if they choose to attack you. Here are the best ways you can find to protect yourself.
One of the best ways to protect yourself against anyone that may seek to hurt you is to carry a weapon. Make sure you have the best holster available for your weapon, whether it is a shoulder carry, concealed ankle holster, or a hip sheath.
No matter where you go, you need to be aware of the environment that surrounds you. Is the area well-lit? Are there crowds of rowdy people? Where are the dark corners or alleys? As you move, make eye contact with those walking past you and trust your gut if it says to get out of the area. Your sixth sense can save your life.
According to researchers, your body language can label you as a victim to those looking for trouble. To counter the insecurity and helplessness others may see swathed around you, take some self-defense classes. Not only will you become more confident, but you will walk taller and be more prepared for trouble.
Your voice can also be used as a weapon if someone tries to harm you or limit your movements. Yelling at the top of your lungs can draw attention to your situation and startle anyone attempting to attack you. Don’t forget to make your restraint difficult by moving as much as possible, including flailing your arms and kicking your legs.
You can protect yourself from harm by employing the four tips listed above. Protecting yourself is often the best type of defense available.