Plagued by "What If"? Let's Talk About Counterfactual Thinking
Today we're talking about the "shoulda"s, the "woulda"s, and the "coulda"s; the "What If?"s and the "If Only"s.
But we're digging into the science and figuring out how to not be driven bananas by all of it.
Counterfactual thinking-- the idea of visualizing an alternative outcome, comes in different forms and can have positives in negatives. From surprising research about Olympic medalists to specific tools for how to think differently and let go of the past, you'll find it all in today's Baggage Check.
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