J: Just do what you can

In order to protect ourselves we don’t have to put out lots of money nor become a black belt in martial arts. Most of us don’t have that type of money to put new locks on all the doors and window braces through-out the house. Also, you need to be able to do something now, and not wait for the time it will take to reach your black belt. Not that these aren’t both awesome goals, but you need to start doing something right now to protect yourself.

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Too often we have an all or nothing mentality. We think we have to go all out, and if we can’t then we don’t do anything. Or we get bothered by the nuisance of doing things and just quit. I promise you there are small steps you can take to protect yourself that will make a big difference.

Such things as:
  • hold your child’s hand when walking
  • don’t talk on the phone going through a parking lot
  • look people in the eye when you pass them
  • don't sit in the parking lot with your windows rolled down while you are on your phone
  • don't leave your windows open all night
  • leave your outside house lights on at night
  • vary your schedule so you aren't predictable
  • don't run with earphones in and the music so loud you can't hear someone coming up from behind
The goal is to do what you can to keep yourself safer now.

Comments

  1. More good stuff! I'm going to link to this series tomorrow in my K post (kickboxing). I'm getting some really great information that I'm soaking up.

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  2. This is excellent advice for everyone. I'm going to go back and check your other posts in this series. (:

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    1. Thanks Elise! I hope you come back as well. :)

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  3. Great ideas and entertaining to read. I'm liking your banner too! There is much to be learned here- I can tell.

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  4. Thanks for the reminders of the daily things we can do that actually do make a big difference.

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    1. And there are way more than I have listed here!

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