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Mar 4 2020

CTLP Episode 157 – Don’t Overthink It with Anne Bogel

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Show Notes-

On the Cultivating the Lovely podcast this week, MacKenzie Koppa sits down for a chat with Anne Bogel. You probably know Anne from her blog Modern Mrs. Darcy or her podcast What Should I Read Next. Today’s conversation centers around Anne’s newest book Don’t Overthink It. This is book about more than just decision-making, so sit back, relax, and enjoy this chat that has a little something for everyone!

  • How and why Anne came to write a book about overthinking things
  • Why MacKenzie loves Anne’s tips about how to stop overthinking everything
  • How overthinking derails us when we have to deal with small problems
  • The crucial connection between our physical bodies and surroundings and our ability to think clearly

Sometimes if we don’t know what we really need, we can actively sabotage ourselves.

Anne Bogel
  • The concept of tending the garden of our thought lives
  • Talking about overthinking in terms of trauma
  • Every day decision fatigue and the little things that drain our mental energy
  • Thinking of outsourcing as more than the obvious tasks that you can hire out
  • Being willing to ask for and receive help from others

Current Lovelies-

Anne: getting ready for the daffodils in the spring while keeping the cozy lighting going indoors as much as possible

MacKenzie: enjoying listening to Les Mis music with her daughter

Resources Mentioned-


Don’t Overthink It

The Body Keeps the Score

Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life

Find Anne-

You can find Anne on her website and listen to her podcast, What Should I Read Next. You can also follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on InstagramFacebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! Join us on Patreon at

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