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5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Safety

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In order to enjoy a long and happy life, it is vital that you take steps to improve your personal safety. Under no circumstances should you take your well-being for granted. Life is full of twists and turns, so you need to prepare for anything. If you feel as though you could be doing more to protect your health and happiness, now is the time to make a change. Below are 5 suggested scenarios to help keep you safe.

Living safe in your home

When you spend your time at home, you should feel completely safe. Instead of worrying about outside dangers, you can escape to your own private haven. However, this haven will only be possible if you invest in your household security. Walk around the perimeter of your property and identify any potential points of access. Then get to work strengthening your doors, reinforcing your windows, and installing an effective alarm system. You should also think about setting up a neighborhood watch program in your local community.

Drive with peace of mind once you ensure the car is in good working condition. It's for your personal safety.

Do you feel your car is safe? Get regular checkups to make sure. Photo from Pexels.

Driving in your car & personal safety

It is also important that you feel extremely safe when driving your car. If you are going to achieve this, you will need to schedule in regular road maintenance for your vehicle. This will help give you peace of mind, as you are aware of any issues early on. In the UK, these are known as MOTs. In addition to this, you should invest in high quality accessories for your ride. You can increase your confidence level by reading helpful online reviews. For instance, this Bosch Icon Wiper Blades Review. Why run the risk of struggling to see in the rain, when one purchase could make all the difference?

Making it through your work day

If you currently work full-time, it is vital that you are safe and secure in your work space. Whatever happens, make sure that you don’t get roped into doing something that you are uncomfortable with. Whether it’s carrying heavy boxes or sitting in a damp office, you shouldn’t be taking any risks with your health. Now is the time to read through your employee contract and look out for any areas where your rights are being violated.

During your vacation

You will also need to protect your rights when you are on vacation. The first step is to take out a comprehensive travel insurance policy. The next step is to read up on the location that you plan to visit. The final step is to keep your guard up at all times. Although it is vital that you relax during your vacations, you should never lose sight of your possessions. It is also important that you steer clear of dubious individuals who could have questionable motives.

Spending your time in public

Finally, make your personal safety a priority whenever you are out in public. In a similar manner to your vacation, you will need to keep your possessions close by. If you are lucky enough to own flashy and expensive gadgets, try to avoid leaving them out in the open. Hopefully this will safeguard you against muggers and pickpockets.

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28 Comments

  1. Tina Frisco June 15, 2018

    Thanks so much for this important post, Christy. Here’s another that I found highly informative: https://www.elitedaily.com/p/how-to-secretly-signal-to-your-bartender-that-you-feel-unsafe-on-a-date-just-in-case-9395146. Hope all is going well for you, girlfriend ❤️

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    1. Christy B June 15, 2018

      Great post that you recommend here, Tina. I think we all need to think ahead and you’re quite right that it’s especially relevant when dating. Hugs <3

  2. Bhavna Saurabh Sharma June 15, 2018

    Indeed a very useful information
    thanks Christy

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      Great to have the post appreciated!

  3. OJ's Pride June 16, 2018

    Beautiful read…. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Megala June 16, 2018

    Yes, safety is a way of life and it never hurts.

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      Nice to read your thoughts today, Megala xx

  5. Willow Croft June 16, 2018

    You could move to rural-ish New Mexico…I’m losing my urban edge, though. Once I even left my bag unattended when I went up to the counter in a cafe. Another time I forgot it in the restaurant–somebody turned it in, and everything was still there. I didn’t even have to cancel my cards…nobody even scanned them and started using them. LOL

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      Wow, that DOES sound like a good place to live :) It’s nice to hear that there are still pockets of the world where we don’t have to be on edge 24/7. I hope you’re having a nice weekend :)

  6. Norah June 16, 2018

    Great advice, Christy. We do need to feel, and be, safe wherever we are.

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      Thanks, Norah. I think many people mistakenly think they are safe at home but it’s not always the case, unfortunately.

  7. robbiesinspiration June 16, 2018

    These are very good points. South Africa has crime rates so I am quite paranoid about security.

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      I’m glad you’re staying cognizant of your personal safety, Robbie. Also, thank you kindly for the social shares – I was catching up today!

  8. Loretta Sayers June 16, 2018

    Feeling secure and safe is so important to our well-being. Great post. May I add…I have used my phone more than once during traffic confrontations. At a stop light once, the guy in front of me got out of his car and came at me to threaten me. I immediately started videoing him from my phone. As soon as he saw that he turned around and went right back to his car. Which I also videoed to get his license. Crazy, right?

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    1. Christy B June 16, 2018

      Oh wow I’m glad you brought up that point AND that having the phone worked in your favor –>> The phone as security is definitely a good point. There are security-based apps too for the phone.

  9. debanitaghosh June 16, 2018

    Very good points & very well written!

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  10. Sageleaf June 17, 2018

    Love these. ;) You know, I was going to go hiking by myself yesterday and then ultimately decided against it. I was going to be miles from town and miles from anyone I knew, so I decided that it just wasn’t worth it to be hiking by myself. I was doing a silent retreat and couldn’t bring my dog. Now, if I had been able to bring my big ol’ doggie, I wouldn’t have had a care in the world. Big dogs are a good safety measure. lol. Hope you’re well, sweet friend!

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    1. andrea34m June 18, 2018

      It’s a great shame you didn’t feel like you could go hiking by yourself. Perhaps you live in a dangerous area? When I am well enough, I hike alone quite a bit, I always take a mobile phone in case of issues as well as a map, both a paper one and also a mobile app. You could also advise a friend where you are going to put your mind at rest, and take a rape alarm too for piece of mind. In my experience, the majority of people who hike have similar interests to me, seem to have a similar outlook on life, and are nice and friendly.

  11. OIKOS™-Redaktion June 17, 2018

    Thank you also from me, for another great posting.Its really worth to overthink our safety. Have a good week ahead. Michael ;-)

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    1. Christy B July 13, 2018

      Your words are so encouraging, Michael!!

    2. OIKOS™-Redaktion July 14, 2018

      Thank you Christy, your postings really very informative, and best done. Have a nice weekend. Michael

    3. Christy B July 15, 2018

      Thank you and I hope your weekend has been fun too :)

    4. OIKOS™-Redaktion July 15, 2018

      Thank you very much Christy! Yes we had a sunny day. Hope your weekend was a little bit more exiting. Best wishes for the week. Michael

  12. andrea34m June 18, 2018

    I would also add in respect of driving to lock the doors of the car from the inside when driving in large built up areas, and to never leave any belongings in sight in the car when it is unoccupied

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  13. Mabel Kwong June 18, 2018

    Such an informative post once again, Christy. Personal safety is something valuable and something we should not take for granted. Agree with all of your points. I am mindful to lock my door once I come home, and make sure my front door is really locked before I go to bed. I also like to make sure I have my phone near me when I sleep, and really at all times. So if anything happens or I get lost or fall sick, I can get help right away and put my well-being first. When I’m on vacation, I do like to be prepared and map out routes where I want to go and also leave a copy of my itinerary behind at home so others know of my whereabouts.

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  14. Amy Caudill June 18, 2018

    When my daughter started to col

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    1. Amy Caudill June 18, 2018

      Whoops! Sorry about that. I was typing that when my daughter started to college, I made sure she had a pocket-size dispenser of pepper spray to carry with her around campus. She acted unfazed, but it made me feel more secure that she had it!

  15. mywifeisablackbelt June 23, 2018

    Good practical advice! :)

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