Worry Muffles Inner Voice
"Intuitively, we have a sense that we can tell ourselves what to do or talk ourselves out of something. But, does our inner voice really aid self-control and help us resist temptation? New research suggests the answer is 'yes.'" However..."new research suggests that, under pressure, we might have a double whammy on our hands. Not only do worries eat up important brain resources, but...these worries also likely prevent us from exercising our inner voice to help us control our impulses when we need this control the most."