That cranky email or tweet that you’re about to send.

That conversation that you’re about to have with your kids on the way home from their football match.

That snide remark you just though of.

Before you do it, don’t ask, “Will this make me feel better?”

It may for a moment, but the consequences of our words and actions have far greater ramifications than a fleeting emotional release.

Ask yourself, “Will this make the situation better?”

If the answer isn’t yes, just don’t do it.