2. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
3. I wish I had let myself be happier.
4 . I wish I had had the courage to express my true self.
5. I wish I'd lived a life true to my dreams, instead of what others expect of me.
Do these statements sound like anything you’ve ever said to yourself?
We all talk to ourselves.
We do it continuously throughout the day.
You may not even notice you’re doing it, but you do.
Now I’m not talking about signs of mental illness where people have conversations with themselves. What I’m focusing on today is how we talk to ourselves, either out loud or to ourselves in our minds, about the situations we find ourselves in. I point this out because it was the subject of a recent discussion I had with a group of veterans. It went like this: