Breathe. Think. Send.

Overheard gym conversation: “I sent a very stern email early this morning. I wish I hadn’t done that.” If you’ve got an email to send that encompasses a touchy subject or emotionally-charged material, don’t send it first thing in the morning and definitely don’t send it right away. Write the email then save it in your drafts. Give yourself a few hours (or a night) to think on it before you hit send. With a little space comes clarity and the ability to phrase things the right way. It can also give you the necessary time to cool any strong emotions your feeling and draft something more rational.

Bonus tip: Don’t add the recipient until you’re ready to send it. That way you can’t accidentally send something now you’ll regret later.