Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what.
They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures.
If you are not always one of those people, read about this interesting research by Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan and Ozlem Ayduk from UC-Berkeley about a simple change can make the difference between showing up like a cool-headed rationalist or a very worried and stressed out (but typical) human.
Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up – HBR.
In addition, here’s a link to a podcast of my past radio interview with Dr. Kross, “Can You Teach Yourself to Be Wiser.”