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What you say to yourself has everything to do with how you experience people or events, how you perform, and how you feel. We all know intuitively that positive self talk is good for us and negative self talk is bad, but what does science say about the way you speak to yourself? Here are ways you can improve your life by changing your inner dialogue. Refer to Yourself in the Third Person Psychologist Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan performed a series of experiments to determine the effect of a person’s self talk on their behavior.  One of the discoveries he made is that when you use your name when talking to yourself (instead of saying “I”), you: Increase your chances of successfully completing any number of activities Minimize ruminating on an event after it’s over Decrease anxiety and depression Gain perspective Increase focus Better plan for the future…