Author: Anne Bogel

Genre: Self-Help

Publisher: Baker Books

Publication Date: March 3, 2020

Book Description: 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.

Rating: 4 stars

Review: Let me start by saying, I am huge fan of Anne Bogel and her blog Modern Mrs. Darcy and I am also a member of book club. So it will not come as surprise when I was given the opportunity to read an ARC of her newest book, I was extremely excited.

I will also say this, I am absolutely not a fan of self-help books, but Bogel outweighed that con, and I am very glad that it did.

This book is short and sweet, and will give you tools, how to make better, easier decisions. I tend not to be a huge over-thinker myself, at least when it comes to my personal life, however, I can say this, I agree with many of her ideas.

She talks about routine, how not to over-think commitments, splurging, even meal planning and how to dress (think Steve Jobs). These are things that I know make life much easier, and Bogel lays these ideas in a very readable format. Bonus, at the end of each sections, she provides exercises which will make you think about how you handle these issues day to day.

I found this extremely enjoyable read and I loved how it reinforced many of the mantras I live by. She will give you many personal stories, they will make you and laugh and really think about you would handle that situations. Even if you are not a fan of this genre, I think you will find this a very enjoyable and easy read.

Thank you NetGalley and Baker Books for an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Posted by:Lauren A.

You really can say I am an obsessed reader as I read 200-300 books per year. I love Literary Fiction, Memoirs (I don't really care what kind), Mysteries and Thrillers. Once in awhile I will thrown in some YA and Romance. When I am not reading, I am a Sales Engineer for a software company, and I take care of my three cats with my husband. I love music, which my college degree is in. Looking forward to share my thoughts on all things reading.

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