Why Talking to Yourself Is a Secret Superpower

Go ahead, talk to yourself out loud, in your head, or even in the third person! It’s hugely beneficial.

Illustration: Haleigh Mun

TTalking out loud to oneself isn’t, generally speaking, a socially acceptable way of processing thoughts. But unless you’re viciously berating yourself, “self-talk,” as researchers call it, actually has a whole…