Listen to the voice inside you; it knows best. Be still and quiet when the first instinct is to talk and do. Give oneself time to reflect on what has been said and done.
Take a deep breath to quiet the rumbles of the mind. It will trigger a fantastic physiological response in the body and mind. This will relax the immediate fight or flight instincts.
How can one do a better job listening to the little voice inside? Pause and quiet the mind; give it space to be heard. Let millions of subconscious thoughts and past learning rise to the occasion.
Acting without pausing and breathing is merely reacting, and that is no recipe for deliberate action.
Be still and quiet.