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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Book Review

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine Book Review

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
Published by Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: January 21, 2014
Genres: Healthy Living, Nonfiction, Organization, Parenting, Personal Productivity
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
Source: Publicist
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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode:
9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life

Would you like to feel healthier and more energetic, eliminate stress, get more done, and rediscover your passions for life? You can and author Crystal Paine will show you how in her new book, “Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.”

Crystal shares practical ideas, big-picture perspective, and 9 simple strategies to help you stress less, sleep more, and be inspired to live life on purpose. As a wife, mother of three, and founder of the wildly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, Crystal has walked the road from barely surviving to living with intention and will now show you how to do the same!

To celebrate the release of her book this week, Crystal is offering a collection of amazing prizes for those who buy the book. Simply go to www.GoodbyeSurvivalModeBook.com now for details. You can also pick up the book anywhere books are sold, including Amazon.

My Thoughts:

When I was working full time, my husband and I often referred to our lives as “survival mode” trying to keep up with our jobs, homes and our 3 energetic boys. We were just doing what we needed to to get through the day. Days quickly turned into weeks and even faster into years. Next thing we know, our oldest son is in middle school and the youngest son in preschool.

I jumped at the chance and am grateful for the opportunity to read and review an advance copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Money Saving Mom’s Crystal Paine. And boy did I need and devour this book! In an easy to read, conversational style, Crystal gives us her lows and her triumphs and the roller coaster ride in between. She gives us the lessons she learned the hard way and the encouragement to develop and pursue our own goals. She doesn’t claim to be an expert but tells us what she did to say goodbye to survival mode and lead the intentional, purposeful life that has made her happier and healthier.

Crystal gives us a glimpse at how she began her Money Saving Mom site from her need to coupon. Refusing to incur debt while her husband was in law school, Crystal began couponing and found the means to care for her young family. She eventually started the blog that would launch her career into unsuspecting avenues as an author and motivational speaker.

I like the way she analyzes each new opportunity as to whether it will help accomplish her goals.  If it doesn’t, she kindly declines. She tells us how she breaks down goals into bite-sized and more manageable pieces.  Keeping our eyes on the prize, without getting too overwhelmed. She helped me figure out my own goals for 2014. I’ve been working hard on these goals, especially the ones for my health.

She covers all sorts of topics vital to a mom’s life. I found the chapters about goal setting, decluttering and simplifying, exercising, time wasters and frugal ways to give back to be particularly useful. I adore organizing printables and checklists and she’s got some great ones in the book and on her website that I will continue to use.  She also provides a list of recommended reading, books that inspired and helped her. I will certainly be checking some of them out.

I can’t recommend this book highly enough and if you get it, hope you find it as useful as I have. Ready to say goodbye to survival mode? Check out the book’s website for some great giveaways this week!

Do you feel like you are in “survival mode”? What are you doing to lead a happier and healthier life? What books have inspired you lately? Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!


About Crystal Paine

From her website: “Crystal Paine is a child of God, wife, homeschool mom of three, author, and speaker. In 2007, she founded MoneySavingMom, a site that has since grown to become one of the most popular blogs on the web, currently averaging over 1.5 million readers per month. Her mission is to challenge women to wisely steward their time and resources and live life on purpose.”

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  1. I’ve heard such good things about this book and I follow her website as well. It has been on my “To read list” so I need to do that sooner rather than later!

    1. I highly recommend it. Crystal certainly lit a fire under me to getting my goals down and work towards them. It feels good to find more focus being that I am very scatter brained as it is.

    1. Thanks, let me know how you like it if you get it. This book has me working hard towards my 2014 goals. Keeping motivated is usually the hardest thing for me to do, but so far following the principles in the book and her Blog has helped me keep my momentum. Thanks for stopping by and hope you return for more good books to read!

  2. I really want to read this book, but I need to have the electronic copy. At the same time, I cannot purchase any from amazon kindle. I wish I had one.

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