Don’t react. Respond after due consideration. Every time? Yes, unless it is truly a life-threatening situation when an immediate reaction is the obvious and appropriate response.
Got bad news? Don’t react. Get more information so that you truly understand the dimensions, consequences, and ramifications of the news. Then verify, verify, and verify … to make sure exactly what you really know.
Now that you know … what is the plan? When you have a plan vetted, you are ready to respond. Now think about what you have accomplished, without the associated emotional roller coaster. You are ready to act, so go ahead … take the appropriate action.
You are warriors and you will respond appropriately. So it is written.