We often struggle between taking care of ourselves and making other people happy. Psychology Today notes that thinking of yourself in the third person—however silly—can keep you from ignoring your own needs.
Yes, I admit, this approach makes me sound a bit affected and self-important, but the thing is, it really works.
It's silly sure, but if it works, it can be a good habit to get into—you know, as long as you don't start doing it out loud and in public. Hit the link to read more. --> http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201112/think-yourself-in-the-third-person