Anne Bogel: Stop Overthinking Yourself!
In Conversation with Roxanne Coady
on the Just the Right Book Podcast
This week on Just the Right Book, Anne Bogel join Roxanne Coady to discuss her latest book, Don’t Overthink It: Make Easier Decisions, Stop Second-Guessing, and Bring More Joy to Your Life, out now from Baker Books.
From the episode:
Anne Bogel: For most of us, whether we realize it or not, what we do flows out of who we are and who we are, meaning how we see ourselves. And if you see yourself as someone who is an overthinker, then you are going to be overthinking. I’m the kind of person who is an incredibly powerful statement, no matter how you how you finish that.
Like I’m a reader, and what it means is I read a lot of books, and I believe in being healthy, which means I just ate a salad and went for a run yesterday morning, even though I kind of whined about it a little bit. I’m the kind of person who runs every two days or three days when it’s icy or pouring down rain. This is who I am. When we think, I’m an overthinker or this is who I am, then that’s a self-fulfilling prophecy as opposed to I’m a person who is human and sometimes I fall into these behavior patterns that make me unhappy. I know what to do to correct them because I have tools in my tool belt.
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.
Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.