One recent study suggests thataddressing ourselves in second person (out loud or in your head) could help curb cravings and power us through tough workouts. Whether you’re running a mantra through your mind while, well, running, or telling yourself “you can say no to that second slice,” second-person self-talk may just be your new secret weapon to succeed.

Takeaway: Talking to ourselves in second person helps us be our own coaches.

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