Look where you’re going: Check out the gas station, ATM, etc., before you pull up/go in so you don’t become part of an existing problem. Be aware of your surrounding and look for anyone acting oddly or loitering.
Be alert: Turn of your iPod/Phone when in public. Don’t jog with earphones in.
Get off of your phone: Don’t let yourself be distracted. Pay attention to your surroundings.
Walk wide around corners: Don’t get jumped or let yourself be backed against a wall or corner.
React: Practice a high-speed flinch response in case there’s a loud sound, movement or touch.
Watch your drink: Don’t leave your dink unattended. Don’t let someone order a drink for you or carry your drink. Finish your drink before going to the bathroom.
Don’t let anyone in your home: No matter what the emergency, don’t let anyone in. Call 911 for someone who needs help but never let them in.
Don’t stop for a flat tire: Drive on your rims until you can get into a well-lit area. If you call for help, stay in the car until help arrives. Don’t get out of your car or roll down your window for anyone beside your roadside assistance.
Park in a safe spot: Choose spots that are well-lit,near other cars, and as close to the main entrances of a building as you can. Lock your car quickly, but keep your keys handy in case you have to get back in. Always check in and around your car before entering. Load your trunk as quickly as you can and always keep aware on your surroundings of someone approaching.
Trust your gut: If someone gives you a bad feeling, get away from them. If you make eye contact, be assertive. Never be afraid to run.
Hand over your money: If you’re being mugged, just hand over your wallet. Anything inside of it can be replaced. Be cooperative and keep it brief.
Self-defense training. It is important to evaluate the goals and practical usefulness of a women’s self-defense program before signing up. Make sure you learn real-life defense moves.
Never depend on any self-defense tool or weapon to stop an attacker: Trust your body and your instincts, which you can always depend on in the event of an attack.