One of the most important steps in protecting oneself is to develop self-awareness. This involves understanding one's strengths, weaknesses, values, and boundaries.
Establishing healthy boundaries is essential for protecting oneself. This may involve saying ""no"" to requests that are unreasonable or outside of one's capabilities, avoiding situations or people that make one uncomfortable or feel threatened, and communicating clear expectations in personal and professional relationships.
Taking care of oneself is critical for building resilience and protecting against physical and emotional harm.
Developing positive relationships with others can provide a support network in times of need and can help to protect against threats.