We are putting the focus on being ourselves in Friday Reads recently and were turned onto this magnificent read. The challenge of being a modern woman (and let’s be real that’s all of us these days between all we juggle) is that we’ve got too much to think about. And overthinking is a persistent problem with the perfectionist culture we are all steeped in as women. So what happens if we just stop? It turns out great things!
Overthinking can be anything from fretting about the big questions such as “What am I doing with my life?” to losing sleep over a friend’s innocent comment. It is causing many women to end up sad, anxious, or seriously depressed, and Nolen-Hoeksema challenges the assumption-heralded by so many pop-psychology pundits of the last several decades-that constantly expressing and analyzing our emotions is a good thing. In Women Who Think Too Much, Nolen-Hoeksema shows us what causes so many women to be overthinkers and provides concrete strategies that can be used to escape these negative thoughts, move to higher ground, and live more productively.