The purpose of pandemic living was to keep us safe from a deadly virus. Feeling safe means to not anticipate being harmed or hurt in any way - mentally, physically, or emotionally. But, feeling safe can mean different things to different people.
What helps you feel safe? Is it keeping your doors locked at night or having a big dog in the house? Is it keeping your family home with you? Does feeling safe mean having three months' worth of salary in your savings account or having all your loved ones in good health?
Feeling safe is paramount to your health and well-being. It’s important to be able to identify what helps you feel safe and putting measures in place to make it happen. Doing so shows you value and prioritize your mental, physical, and emotional health. It can help create inner peace and harmony, promote relaxation and calmness, and reduce fear, anxiety, and depression.
What makes you feel safe at home? Do you keep your doors locked? Do you have motion-sensor lights outside your home? Do you have a big dog or security system? Your home is your sanctuary. Put practical measures in place to help you relax, feel comfortable, and live in peace.
What makes you feel safe in a relationship? What makes you feel loved, safe, and secure with someone? What behaviors or actions do you not tolerate? It's important to set healthy boundaries for yourself and to reinforce them when necessary. We also teach others how to treat us by how we treat ourselves. So, it’s important that we mirror our desires with our actions.
What makes you feel safe at work? Do you have regular safety trainings? Do you know all the escape routes in case of fire and do you practice fire drills? Is there adequate lighting in the parking lot? Is there a security guard available in case you need assistance?
What makes you feel safe working with others? Does your employer enforce their code of conduct? Do your coworkers treat you with kindness and respect? Do you feel comfortable asking questions or discussing concerns with the human resource department? Feeling valued by your company includes feeling safe at all times.
You deserve to feel safe always. Feeling safe is integral in making all your hopes and dreams come true. I hope you feel safe where you are today.