Many of us have resorted to hasty actions when peeved. However, I think we can all agree that sending your boss a “tell it like it is” email in the heat of the moment is not usually the best idea. Come to think of it, there are plenty of actions that we should just avoid doing (or at least put off)—I’m looking at you Facebook—when we’re rip roaring angry.
Here are eight actions you should put off when you’re fuming mad…
1. Don’t Eat
Many of us associate food with emotions, which means that when we’re mad, we will seek comfort via binge eating or reaching for unhealthy meal options. A Harvard study credits this tendency to reach for high caloric, fat, sugar, and carbohydrate-rich foods to our fight or flight response, or danger response, which tends to kick into high gear when we feel angry or threatened.