Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

Never do anything when you are in a temper, for you will do everything wrong.

-Baltasar Gracian

Anger is a powerful emotion that can cloud our judgment and lead us to make poor decisions. When we are in a temper, our emotions are heightened, and our ability to think rationally is compromised. This can lead us to act impulsively and say or do things that we later regret. Whether it’s lashing out at someone we love or making a hasty decision that has long-term consequences, acting in anger rarely leads to positive outcomes.

One of the best ways to avoid making mistakes when we are in a temper is to take a step back and give ourselves time to cool down. This can be done by taking deep breaths, going for a walk or engaging in another calming activity. By giving ourselves space, we can regain control of our emotions and think more clearly about what actions we should take.

It’s also important to recognize the signs that we are becoming angry and take steps to prevent ourselves from reaching this point. This may involve avoiding certain triggers or situations that tend to make us feel angry, or learning techniques such as mindfulness or meditation to help us manage our emotions more effectively.

Here are some examples of how anger can lead to bad decisions:

  • You might say something hurtful to someone you care about.
  • You might do something that could get you into trouble.
  • You might damage your property or someone else’s property.
  • You might hurt yourself or someone else.