I am so happy to be a part of the launch team for Crystal Paine’s newest book Say Goodbye To Survival Mode. I’ve been a long-time follower of her blog Money Saving Mom. Crystal has taught me how to coupon, budget, plan meals, set goals, and “be a better home economist”. I’ve also read her other books The Money Saving Mom’s Budget and 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life. While I’ve never met Crystal, I feel like she is a friend and my personal ‘life coach’. She is smart, strong, passionate, and most of all….encouraging. If you are feeling worn-out, stressed, unmotivated, and like you are just going through the motions of day-to-day living, this book is waiting for you.
I just finished a review copy of the book and I’m already putting it into action. I’m feeling rested, less stressed, healthier, and excited to get out of bed each morning. We are in the process of getting ready to move several states away and it’s a big undertaking considering I’m such a pack-rat and obviously a thrift-store addict. (Recently I have cut way back on my thrifting which is why my posts have been scarce!) Unlike Crystal I have a hard time getting rid of things, especially sentimental things. I am using her strategies to down-size and right-size. While I’ll never be a minimalist, I’m striving to have a simpler lifestyle. “Either you control the clutter or the clutter will control you.”
I’m continually working on time management since I commute and work full-time, but I am prioritizing and making things simpler on the home front. I’m identifying and cutting back on time suckers like watching television and social media sites. I’m establishing routines. I’m changing bad habits and starting good habits. Small steps turn into big strides that will turn into milestones!
If you feel like you are stuck in survival mode, I urge you to start with Crystal’s FREE Say Goodbye To Survival Mode 7-Day Challenge. You will receive a daily e-mail message and task to complete. You can sign-up at Money Saving Mom.
You can pre-order the book which will be released on January 21st.
Are YOU ready? When you pre-order the book you also get over $125 in freebies and discounts.