Don’t Overthink it by Anne Bogel – Book Review

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

By: Anne Bogel

Published: March 3, 2020

Audiobook & Paperback


Anne Bogel is well known for her blog Modern Ms Darcy and her trend podcast what should I read next. Anne loves to read books and shares her love and what she learns with those around the world. The title of her book is what intrigued me the most. I saw a friend reading it and being a fellow overthinker, though I shouldn’t say this as Anne clearly states in her book, I knew I just had to read this.

Inside the book

If you’re a mum that overthinks, and it stops you from making decisions, whether small or big, then this book is for you. If you are up at night mulling over the decision you made, you should get a copy. If you are unable to decide what to have for dinner and it leaves you stressed and frustrated, I recommend you grab yourself a copy of Anne’s book. Inside you will find simple strategies to help you overcome those negative thought patterns, replace them with positive ones and reduce how much precious time you spend overthinking. Anne gently breaks down the walls of perfection, allowing us the opportunity to embrace mistakes and be human.

My thoughts

Let’s face it, mums have make over 1000 decisions a day. If you overthink each decision, this can slow you down tremendously and cause a great amount of unnecessary stress.

For anyone who knows me, they know that I can be extremely indecisive, and for many good reasons… good reasons to me. I love how Anne hit the nail on the head for nearly every reason why I overthink. Splurging has always been an issue for me, I can tell you a million and one reasons why I shouldn’t, and honestly, this has hindered me and my family from making more lasting memories. Whilst Anne doesn’t condone spending outside your means, she does give practical tips on how to live in the moment, make memories and make those hard decisions about one-off splurges. Family time, lasting memories and experiences are really important to me, and this chapter spoke to me personally.

When Anne spoke about routines, my whole face lit up. Obviously, I am all for routines, but Anne adds a twist. She shows you how to use both routines and spontaneity without feeling guilty or stuck in a rut.

I listened to this book on audiobook, it was an easy listen, and allowed me to complete housework as I was going. If you know me, I am not great with audiobooks, I feel like I miss a lot, but it was a pleasantly positive experience. With great tips, next steps after each chapter and someone whom I could relate to.

Who is this book for?

I recommend this book to those who struggle with overthinking as I do. As mums, we have so many decisions to make on a daily basis, what if we could make them quicker, with less stress and still be happy at the end of it all. Anne shows you how.

You can get a copy of Anne’s book here.

If you have read the book, let me know your thoughts down below. 


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