If you often talk to yourself...good news! A new study says talking to yourself about yourself is a good way to relieve stress.
Researchers showed people threatening images and then asked them to give first-person and third-person descriptions of what they saw. They also asked the same people to describe traumatic experiences in both first-person and third-person.
Researchers say brain activity in the region associated with emotional experiences was lower when they spoke in the third person as though it's happening to someone else, they were less stressed.
Talking in the third person regulates our emotions as long as it’s done “silently in our head.”
It may seem weird with people around but If you want to encourage yourself, say it out loud and refer to yourself in the first person. Most people already talk to themselves and now we know how to do it effectively!