Have you ever found yourself losing your cool over something trivial? The word HALT can be a good way to check in with yourself to see what is going on. Ask yourself: Am I Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Those are basic needs that must be addressed before we can fully participate in our lives. Halt and address those needs. Then when you are fed, rested, and feeling better you can return to the task at hand as your true self.