Taking a step back is never wrong. It allows you to gauge the situation. It allows you understand your own emotions. It prevents mistakes and conflict. When needed, take a step back. Even if you think you are right, take a step back. Breathe. Ask yourself a question: “Will this make the situation better, neutral, or worse?” If it the answer is not “better”, then readjust your plan of action. Always make every situation better by the actions you choose, and that starts with taking a step back.