I’m Guessing that you’ve already heard of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, by Crystal Paine?

If you haven’t, let me quickly introduce you to the author- the successful mompreneur behind the popular finance blog, Money Saving Mom.

I received a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode for my birthday earlier this year, and for some reason it just sat on my bookshelf.   I guess I’ve been busy working, raising kids, and reading other books…

Last week I grabbed it off the shelf in our living room and took it with me on a road trip.

I’m an avid reader, but occasionally I run into books that are hard to get through.  This was not one of those books! 

Even my thirteen year old daughter commented to me, “You must really like that book, Mom!”  I guess I just couldn’t put it down.

Honestly, I’m pretty sure every woman needs to read this book!

But, just in case you’re like me and let a really good book sit on the shelf for too long-

here are three super good reasons to go ahead and delve into Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.

Or buy it, if you don’t already own it.

Or, if you’ve already read it, you might just go ahead and crack the cover again!

3 Reasons You Might Need to Read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, by Crystal Paine | Kristy's Cottage blog
A few of my favorite books in our “farmhouse” living room.
3 Reasons You Might Need to Read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, by Crystal Paine | Kristy's Cottage blog
This really is a must-read book!

1. You Feel Like You Can Never Get on Top of Your Day 

Most of us have felt overwhelmed by life at some point.

I’d say it’s a normal struggle from time to time, but the state of overwhelmed is not a place I want to permanently live! 

If every day feels like an insurmountable mountain, you might need to grab a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode and start unpacking Crystal’s practical advice.

Since this book only has nine chapters, I promise that reading it won’t feel like just another “thing” on your already packed to do list!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself reaching for it often throughout the week, and feeling empowered by what you read.


2. You Procrastinate A Lot 

Procrastination typically isn’t my biggest weakness (but, boy, do I have a host of other issues to work on!).

If you do struggle with being a procrastinator, Crystal has some pretty amazing motivational hacks!

The good news it that’s they’re completely practical and very real (she shares a lot of her personal struggles and life stories).

This is stuff you can implement every day to get yourself out of “some day” mode and into “now” mode.


3. You Feel “Stuck,” and Can’t Seem to Make Positive Changes or Reach Goals

I don’t think anyone actually sets out to live a sub par life.

Yet, how many of us actually consistently realize goals in our finances, health, marriage and family lives, ministry or careers?

A lot of people feel stuck in a mediocre place in life, and aren’t quite sure how they got there or how to move forward.

I’ve been there, and I’m guessing that you have too.

If you desire to make positive changes in your life, start with your mindset.

A really, really practical guide will help you get moving in the right direction- Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, by Crystal Paine would be my top recommendation.

Like I said, most people would likely benefit from reading this book. 

If you related to any of the three “reasons” I just listed above, I believe you’ll really benefit from Crystal’s advice!

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode isn’t just a peppy “positive affirmation” book, although Crystal has plenty of positive tips to share.

What consistently draws me back to Crystal’s writings (both her blog and her books) is her ability to cast a “big picture” vision for life, then break it down into practical, doable habits.

And habits have the power to change our lives and move us out of the “stuck” places toward goals and intentional living. 

If you’re looking for a motivating read this summer, consider grabbing a copy of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.  And don’t let it sit on your bookshelf… read it!

While you’re reading, check out Crystal’s blog, Money Saving Mom.  

She talks a lot about personal finances, but it’s so much more than a frugal living website! Check it out, and I’m sure you’ll see why it’s been one of my go to websites for a really long time.

Looking for more good reads?  

Check out my book lists and reviews here at the blog!

Have you read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode? 

If not, does it sound like a book you might want or need to read?

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