The Power of “What If?” – How Counterfactual Thinking Helps You Make Better Choices

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On ‘What’s Trending,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss the concept of counterfactual thinking.

What is Counterfactual Thinking?

Counterfactual thinking is when we reflect on past events and imagine how they could have played out differently.

The Benefits of Counterfactual Thinking

By using “What If?” thinking, we can identify ways to make better choices for ourselves in the future and potentially experience less regret about past decisions.

Counterfactual Thinking in Moderation

It’s important to keep counterfactual thinking in check. Too much time reflecting on the past can lead to regret and self-criticism.

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