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How to Protect Yourself Physically & Emotionally

Updated: Aug 8, 2020

According to, the definition of protection is “a person or thing that prevents someone or something from suffering harm or injury.” The definition of physical is “relating to the body as opposed to the mind” and the definition of emotional is “arousing or characterized by intense feeling.” Broken down, the concepts seem quite simple, but together they are complicated and involved.

The probability of someone feeling something physical or emotional during the day is pretty inevitable. So the question isn’t whether or not it is happening, rather, how to protect oneself from it when it does occur (daily, every hour, every few minutes).

How does a person protect themselves physically?

Take self-defense classes, wear protection when having sex, wear sunscreen when going into the sun, and don’t take drugs or drink excessively.

How does a person protect themselves emotionally?

Set boundaries, find a support group (family, friends, community, church group, etc.), be comfortable saying “no”, journal your feelings, meditate regularly in order to call onto your practice during times of need, and balance the Wellness Wheel.

These are just some tips on how to protect oneself Physically & Emotionally.

Can you think of more?

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