This is most excellent advice, advice that I personally need to do my best to remember and to follow in the future!
[We] all have those few bad decisions that seem like they were made by someone else. This regrettable decisions are often a product of your “fight or flight” response, which really wasnt designed for much in modern society. Its also something you can easily override.
via If You Feel Compelled to Act, Hesitate First – Lifehacker.