So we touched briefly a couple weeks ago on awareness, which is hopefully going to keep you out of any potentially harmful situations. But what happens if you do eventually find yourself in a disastrous situation, and all the mental preparation and scenarios you’ve been visualizing suddenly seem all too real?

I talked to Brandon (former Navy SEAL) and got some more great tips to share this week! Check it out….

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Let’s face it: We’ve all been caught in some situations that have left us thinking “Man, I sure was lucky nothing bad happened”, or maybe even made some stupid decisions, causing us to say to say to ourselves, “If Mom knew what I was doing right now, she would have a heart attack.”

You know the moments I’m referring to: That time you hitch hiked down coast highway with your girlfriends (not mentioning any names!), or the time you went for a run in the middle of the night because you couldn’t sleep, not realizing until you were four miles from home that it was the stupidest idea you’ve ever had. (Don’t worry Mom, I’m not speaking from experience!)

The list could be endless. I know that in those instances, I’m sure as hell glad my mom doesn’t have a magic crystal ball on her nightstand! The point is, it’s important to be prepared on as many levels as possible, whether you’re (foolishly) putting yourself in the situation, or you’ve found yourself there by mere chance.

Brandon gave you a few great pointers on some easy self-defense moves in this post, and we’re going to add to that list for you to slip into the back of your mind, just in case.