Don't Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life by Anne Bogel

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 




We've all been there: stuck in a cycle of what-ifs, plagued by indecision, paralyzed by the fear of getting it wrong. Nobody wants to live a life of constant overthinking, but it doesn't feel like something we can choose to stop doing. It feels like something we're wired to do, something we just can't escape. But is it?

Anne Bogel's answer is no. Not only can you overcome negative thought patterns that are repetitive, unhealthy, and unhelpful, you can replace them with positive thought patterns that will bring more peace, joy, and love into your life. In Don't Overthink It, you'll find actionable strategies that can make an immediate and lasting difference in how you deal with questions both small--Should I buy these flowers?--and large--What am I doing with my life? More than a book about making good decisions, Don't Overthink It offers you a framework for making choices you'll be comfortable with, using an appropriate amount of energy, freeing you to focus on all the other stuff that matters in life.


Anne Bogel is the author of Reading People and I'd Rather Be Reading and creator of the blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. Bogel's popular book lists and reading guides have established her as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.



If there is one thing that I am REALLY good at... it's overthinking. Regardless of how small a decision might be, I have a way to make it much bigger--- weighing every possible outcome and fretting over if I'm making the right one. Sound familiar? If so, Don't Overthink It by Anne Bogel might be just the right book for you!

This book is one of those that you'll find yourself nodding along to...a lot. While I know I am very much an overthinker myself, I suspect that we are all guilty of it from time to time, even if we are unaware of what it is we are doing. Don't discount this book just because you don't see yourself as an overthinker--- you just might determine otherwise (or at the very least, you can gain some perspective on those of us who are!). The book gives plenty of examples of how we find ourselves overthinking, as well as practical techniques to deal with it. And when we stop overthinking every little thing, we are better able to just enjoy it instead. Each chapter ends with some questions to consider with space to joy down your thoughts. The space is limited, so if you tend to be a little wordy like myself you may want more... but still a great feature of this book helping you to really apply it to your life.

If you struggle to make decisions in any area of your life, this is certainly one to check out. Don't overthink it, just give it a read!


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