I don't know what's in your case, because I didn't see any of your photos, mids1999...
But let me tell you my story: in my case, I deal with "safe" and "not-safe" photos by developing an... alter ego!
My first personality makes black and white images, always in square, and quite boring. First "me" doesn't like such places as city streets, and it takes lots of time to take one photo (working with medium format, sometimes a tripod, you know, it have to take time).
My second personality - oh, he's different. He often uses color, doesn't like square format and takes pictures in a way, which couldn't be described as "safe" by first personality, that is: often on the streets, sometimes very close to people (with very wide lens), sometimes quite fast and so on...
Here is first me, and here is second.
So, maybe this will lead you to your answer. Or maybe not.