Book Review: Don’t Over Think It

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


Unexpected. I was not expecting to rate this 5 stars but Anne sucked me in. It was like she was speaking directly to me. She knew so many things about me or maybe somehow we were long lost sisters. It was like I was sitting in front of a fortune teller (not that I actually went to one but in my mind this is the best way to describe this book).

I’ve found it’s easier to live out my values when I keep them at the forefront of my attention, and one of my favorite ways to do this is by reading nonfiction. To keep my focus where I want it, I read about things that matter to me. This works because the clearer I am on my values, the easier it is for what I do to flow naturally out of who I am. I value being a present, compassionate parent, and when I’m reading a good book about relationships, like Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly, I’m attuned to the dynamics of my own. I value working hard on my craft, and when I’m reading a good writing book, like John McPhee’s Draft No. 4, I’m inspired to put my butt in my chair and write, even when I don’t feel like it. I value taking good care of my body, and when I’m reading about nutrition and exercise, I’m inspired to eat well and get moving.

Anne Bogel

Who needs to read this book?

  1. Humans living through the current Corona Pandemic
  2. People who question everything.
  3. People who may tend to overthink things.
  4. People who find clutter distracting.
  5. Humans

Susan C. Pinsky’s book Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD, … . She says that to those who find clutter especially distracting, simple is more important than pretty, practical is more important than aspirational, and clutter is deadly.

Anne Bogel

“Your life is the creation of what you focus on—and what you don’t.”

Rapt by Winifred Gallagher

There are so many nuggets of wisdom, inspiration, and love, you just need to pick up this book and read it next!

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