How to stay rational under pressure?

There is no easy way to detach yourself from emotions, esp. when you experience a tough and stressful situation. What helps me make better decisions is acknowledging these emotions rather than trying to suppress them.

When facing a difficult situation, I try to ask myself “I feel angry, how does this affect my decision?”. And only naming my feeling brings me a new perspective. Yes, this self-reflection is hard when you are 🤬 pissed off, but it’s getting better through practice.