Everyone has had moments where they said something that they immediately wished they could take back. Those moments are terrible. A soon as you realize what you said, you feel about three inches tall. You want to go back in time and smack yourself or at least cover your own mouth so that you cannot let something so hurtful or stupid leave your lips. Unfortunately, no one has invented a time machine yet, so you cannot go back and undo your mistake. Instead, you have to live with the consequences of letting your temper or your hurt feelings run away with your mouth.
Everyone has lashed out at least once. The key, however, is to make sure you do so as little as possible. You should try to avoid ever lashing out in anger or hurt again. You will likely fail, but there are methods to limit your likelihood of kicking yourself for saying something cruel. Here are seven ways to keep yourself from saying something you will regret later.