Do you ever feel like you don’t know what is going on around you? Do you feel that someone may be watching you? Do you get a funny uncomfortable feeling inside at times? If you answered yes to any of these or all of these, your personal awareness needs to be improved. Being aware of what is going on around you will help you in a very big way. It will help make you less of a target for violence and manipulation. This is huge in self-defense because we won’t have to use verbal or physical skills if we are not picked as a target.
That funny feeling, that you sometimes get before something bad or uncomfortable happens is our body’s natural alert system trying to warn us about something. Everyone has it. Some have learned to suppress it through social conditioning, while others have learned to listen to it. Listening to this feeling is also huge in self-defense, because it is an early warning sign that something is going to happen or is happening, and we need to get out now or put ourselves in a better position for defense.