Self Defence Tip 4: Pay Attention to Your Body’s Signals
Your body has the ability to be aware of troublesome situations. This is best explained by an example, such as Melissa’s. She had to walk home from work one evening about 8pm. This was not the normal thing but with her car breaking down, it was a must. She was in a hurry to get home, but was walking at a normal pace.
As she was walking, a man approached her seemingly out of nowhere. He greeted here with a “Good evening. It’s a beautiful evening, right?” He and she kept walking in opposite directions. But, Melissa felt a knot in the bottom of her stomach and the tingle at the back of her spine. She turned to glance behind her, only to find the man coming back towards here, walking faster.
Luckily, she paid attention to her body, turned and saw the man and cut across the street to a gas station where she was able to get into the shop away from the man. Had she not turned around, there is no way she would know what could have happened.
Paying attention to your body is a key element to staying aware and reacting to your environment. In Melissa’s situation, it could be that the man had no intention to do anything to her. But, there is no way to know that and for that reason, it was important for her to react, no matter if it seemed rude or out of place. Overreacting when it comes to your safety is something you should do.
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