Using the second or third person when talking about ourselves to ourselves offers a more distanced and less “egocentric perspective” about our situation

Thoughts arise in us all the time. When we are focused on an activity, our thoughts may pertain to the task at hand. But, every now and then, stray thoughts meander in. So, when you are working on your linear algebra problems, you suddenly remember that you need to renew your passport or fret that your parents won’t let you stay out late. These thoughts constitute our inner monologue and are called “self-talk” in psychological parlance. Often, our self-talk determines the quality of our lives, often more so than actual happenings.