Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine {Review}

For nearly a year, I’ve tried to find a way to manage all the responsibilities I previously shouldered while adding a full time job to my already-packed schedule. I kept thinking if I found the right schedule, the right checklist, or the right strategies, then I’d convince my family to take on some of the tasks so I could achieve the life balance I’d enjoyed when I worked exclusively from home.

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

As I recently mentioned, I dropped blogging and several other things this fall because I simply could not do it all. Some of the other things I dropped were technically not required for my immediate survival, but are necessary to keep me physically and mentally healthy in the long term.

Before adding my full time job, I already had a business from home, two kids graduating high school a year apart, and my active duty husband’s schedule taking priority. The house was getting cleaned even less than before, financial planning was falling between the cracks, and we began eating out a lot more than before. Frustrating! What’s the point of adding an additional income if we weren’t managing it well?

Then I received the email notifying me I would be able to preview Crystal Paine’s next book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.

What a blessing her words have been to my heart, and what perfect timing God has used to put them in front of me during this season.

This book is not pie-in-the-sky advice from someone who doesn’t know what you’re going through. Crystal writes about the challenges she faced, the conversations she had with her husband in the process, and the real-life strategies that helped her overcome chaos.

Despite being blessed with phenomenal mentors and a natural bent towards goal planning, I found myself in the middle of a season where my skills didn’t seem to be enough to make a difference for our family. Crystal’s story seemed to unfold like mine. Many times, she knew what to do, but she wasn’t always implementing it. I felt as though Crystal had taken me back through time to walk alongside the critical points of her journey to see how she went from overwhelmed to abundant living.

You may think the book would have little to offer if you regularly read her blog Money Saving Mom. I believe it is full of additional wisdom.

The best part is you don’t even have to take my word for it though! When you visit her site, you can sign up for a free 7 day Challenge for excerpts from the book with a challenge for each day to implement what you’ve learned.

Two of the topics that impacted me the most discussed discipline and what to do when you feel like a failure. The one that I think will have the biggest impact for any woman is the first one: Stop Trying to Do It All. {Hint, it involves the word no.}

I loved this book so much, that I pre-ordered my own copy, even though I had the free copy of the pre-release. I believe this book is full of so much practical knowledge, I will be referring back to it for quite some time before I feel I have implemented everything I can. I also believe this book will also be a valuable tool in mentoring women.

When you preorder the book before January 20th, you can get over $125 in free bonuses from Crystal. {I believe the book is worth more than all of the bonuses combined.} You can follow my own journey towards a Life: Simplified throughout the year and those of my fellow Project bloggers on our Pinterest board.

Yes, I received a free advance copy to review but all opinions are my own. As I mentioned, I loved it so much I’ve already pre-ordered a hard copy!

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One Response to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine {Review}

  1. I’m also reading a copy of Crystal’s book. I like the real world practical tips she gives. I birthed 4 babies in 5.5 years so I am well acquainted with survival mode! So glad that season of my life is over!!

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