I’m not someone who gets easily riled up. I have a pretty even temperament.
So when I feel my insides start to boil up and spill all over the stovetop, I try to slide my pot off the heat source, cool down, and get a sense of what’s going on.
That's often easier said than done. For example, during my coaching certification my emotions were on a steady, rolling, boil.
I was being pulled so far out of my comfort zone on such a regular basis that my natural defense system was desperate to get some order in the court.