Book Review of
Don’t Overthink It
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.
My husband bought me Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel after he heard me talking about it. He also bought me a don’t overthink it t-shirt. It was kind of a half serious half joking gift. I am an over thinker. My family tells me all the time to stop overthinking things. I over think conversations and situations all that time. Anne does a good job of reminding us not to overthink things.
The ideas in the book aren’t super original, but Anne states them in a relatable and applicable way. I know I am an over thinker and this book was a good reminder that I need to work better at not overthinking things. And that I can start doing that in even small everyday ways that I hadn’t thought about. If you tend to overthink things this is a good read!