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12 Books That Will Put An End To Your Overthinking Habits

These fascinating books about the endless thoughts that haunt us every day do wonders for clearing up your mind

Overthinking is something that we all have experienced, sometimes in many different aspects of our lives. “Am I being a good enough parent?”, “What if I’m not doing well at work?”, are just some doubting questions that can lead to hours of tiring thoughts that can really get us down.

These books do an incredible job of grounding you and guiding you away from those pestering thoughts. By picking one of these up you will be able to take back control of your mind and live life the way it’s meant to be experienced.

#1 The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Sarah Anne from Good Life Marketing.

Steven Pressfield knows exactly what us creatives are going through. The War of Art offers a part-journal, part-manifesto guide to understanding and defeating the resistance that causes overthinking. He holds your hand as he explains hard truths and reveals the exact path to turn your hidden talents into professional work you can be proud of. A brilliant read for artists and small business owners alike.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#2 Poke the Box by Seth Godin

Poke the Box by Seth Godin
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Sarah Anne from Good Life Marketing.

Don’t indulge overthinking with another lengthy book. At 96 pages, this powerhouse nudges you off the diving board with confidence and clarity. We recommend it to our startup and small business clients who are overthinking a good launch idea. Seth Godin cuts straight to the chase with no-nonsense writing and solid wisdom on when and how to take the leap from overthinking to action. A must-read for any aspiring entrepreneur or business owner.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#3 The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution by Rosalie Puiman

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution by Rosalie Puiman
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Rosalie Puiman from The Sovereign Leader.

In The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution, leadership coach Rosalie Puiman explains how overthinking your contribution to a disagreement will actually have a negative impact on the chances to resolve the disagreement successfully.

Puiman explains that it’s of course smart to consider what your viewpoint is. And yes, it is wise to know how you think the problems can be resolved. However, preparation will easily go too far. When you allow yourself to overthink a difficult conversation, you get stuck in your own train of thought and your own view on things. Problem with that, is that the other person is probably, from their perspective, just as right. This is called the ‘And-Stance’. You are right, AND they are right. At the same time.

For this to be resolved and for you to get to a ’solution’, you need to hear what the other person is experiencing. Even though in your head you may think you know, but you really don’t, unless you let the other person talk about it.

Also, if you have thought it all through, and you know exactly what you want to say and what the best solution is, you may end up missing some great possible ways out of the argument that only present themselves during the actual conversation. Because your brain is working so hard on getting in the right sentences at the right moment, there’s just not enough brainpower left to really be present in the moment.

While the other person is explaining how they see things, you are in your head, thinking about your response. And that is not where the solution, or the best way forward, will be found. Those will present themselves in the moment, in the actual conversation, in the interaction with the other person. Puiman: ‘By not being present, you really prevent yourself from finding those unexpected, unforeseen solutions that come up when you really hear the other person’s perspective’.

The Mindful Guide to Conflict Resolution offers a practical, easy to learn approach to communication, PAUSE, that will support you during difficult situations and conversations, when you’ve decided to let go of overthinking your communication challenges.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#4 The Year of No Nonsense: How to get over yourself and on with your life by Meredith Atwood

Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Jessica Gore from Moon 40 Marketing.

The Year of No Nonsense is the upcoming book by Meredith Atwood. This revolutionary book is for the woman who is already amazing, but is ready to take herself to the next level on her terms, to rid herself of the Nonsense that is holding her back from her best health, (pursuit of) happiness, and success–finding her true spirit and self. There is nothing more spiritual or amazing than a women who knows herself.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#5 Overthinkers by Jason Aites

Overthinkers by Jason Aites
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality.

Thinking about how to stop overthinking? Tired of zoning out because you’re overanalyzing a past, present or future situation to the point where it’s making you crazy? Trying to be Zen but find yourself anything but that? Too hard on yourself over silly errors or minor infractions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you. It will help you live in the outside world rather than in your own head. Aites’ words help people reclaim power over their thoughts, declutter their brains and discover how to really be happy.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#6 I Think Therefore I Am Wrong by Howard Rankin

I Think Therefore I Am Wrong by Howard Rankin
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Howard Rankin from I Think Therefore I Am Wrong .

The book looks at the factors that influence perception and thinking and the cognitive biases we use to justify our ideas and beliefs. It explores how this influences cultural trends such as political correctness and fake news, and how cognitive bias manifests in various institutions life healthcare, education, the legal system, relationships, and has a direct impact on the future of mankind. You can find out more on the book page of the website listed below.

This is very important in the post-truth world. Critical thinking, objectivity and reason are getting seriously downgraded and without an understanding of the thought process and a change in how we operate, we are going the wrong way down the evolutionary trail.

Over thinking is often an exercise in the excessive use of cognitive bias that is not helpful. This should not be confused with critical thinking, which is an examination of different sources of information and weighing their respective merits.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#7 Holistic Wealth by Keisha Blair

Holistic Wealth by Keisha Blair
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Keisha Blair from KeishaBlair.

Overthinking can prevent you from achieving holistic wealth because it generally leads to negative thoughts and robs you of your most productive moments, it prevents personal growth when it becomes chronic.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#8 The Overthinker’s Guide to Love by Kristen Ruth Smith

The Overthinker's Guide to Love by Kristen Ruth Smith
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Kristen Ruth Smith from TheOverthinkersGuide.

These days, who among us *isn’t* a relationship-overthinker? This story of one thirty-something woman’s attempt to turn her life into a Love Laboratory and finally ‘figure out’ where she fits in the ever more complex landscape of sexual spectrums and definition rainbows is bold and candid, funny and heart-wrenching, and coaxes readers into looking at how we define (and overthink) intimacy and relationship.

Each chapter offers an experiment plucked from the author’s real life complete with data analysis and experiments we can run at home. The combination of earnest storytelling and sincere lessons reminds even the most stalwart overthinker that discovering who we are in love is meant to be playful, fun, and always up for investigation.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#9 Rewire Your Mind by John Anger

Rewire Your Mind by John Anger
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Daniel DeMoss from DumbBellsReview.

Many people out there get complicated and challenging advice about overthinking. We don’t need these overwhelming advice but easy to follow tips to handle overthinking. A few days back, I came across this very well written and understandable short read (125 pages). In this book, the author has explained in a simple language that by using the power of imagination how we can reframe our thoughts, reduce stress, and finally stop overthinking. Additionally, plenty of exercises and powerful tips are also written to stop overthinking and moving forward towards happiness.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#10 Overthinking by David Drive

Overthinking by David Drive
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Daniel DeMoss from DumbBellsReview.

I found it straightforward and informative guide designed to assist everyone knows the reasons behind your overthinking issue. The author has discussed symptoms of overthinking, how overthinking affects our daily life and facts, proven tips, and helpful tricks on how to begin thinking decidedly. This book is for people of all ages.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#11 Unf*ck Yourself by gary john bishop

Unf*ck Yourself by gary john bishop
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Dane Kolbaba from Dallas Party Ride.

Overthinking can be awful — and a lot of it useless. Allow Gary John Bishop to figuratively smack you in the head and get you out of your slump (and your head) by reading his slightly crassly titled book.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#12 Embrace The Chaos by Bob Miglani

Embrace The Chaos by Bob Miglani
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Marija Kojic from Clockify.

“Embrace The Chaos” explains how you can find calm in chaos – all through the story about how the author’s trip to India turned his life upside down.

Bob Miglani used to be anxious about his life, overwhelmed with work, and in constant worry about his finances.

But, he adopted a new philosophy when he went to visit India, a country he describes as overcrowded and wildly unpredictable…Which turned out to be great because people simply live in the moment there, and don’t have that much time to worry and overthink.

Unlike most such books that talk about the scientific side of overthinking, the whole concept of “Embrace The Chaos” is to explore the matter in a relatable manner – through Miglani’s many adventures in India.

You’ll read about his travel mishaps (overcrowded buses and very late planes included), chaotic weddings he attended, the money problems he had, and much more. He even talks about how he decided to get married after just two dates.

The book is an interesting read, and it has a fun way of showing how you can overcome overthinking about the future by embracing the benefits of chaos and living in the moment.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

Contributors to this article
Sarah Anne from Good Life Marketing

Rosalie Puiman from The Sovereign Leader

Jessica Gore from Moon 40 Marketing

Adina Mahalli from EnlightenedReality

Howard Rankin from I Think Therefore I Am Wrong

Keisha Blair from KeishaBlair

Kristen Ruth Smith from TheOverthinkersGuide

Daniel DeMoss from DumbBellsReview

Dane Kolbaba from Dallas Party Ride

Marija Kojic from Clockify

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Written by Zak Parker

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