Stress Less: Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

February 17

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Do you feel like you are living in survival mode?   Do you feel like a failure as a mom or in general?   Do you want to stress less?  I find myself trying to do it all and aiming for a perfection that can never be reached.

So, what are those 9 Simples Strategies to Stress Less?  While I won’t tell you all nine, I will tell you that reading Say Goodbye to Survival Mode has impacted my life in two ways:

The first way I was able to stress less was to let go of those things I wasn’t getting done or wasn’t good at.  Instead of attempting to do all that I think I should do as a mother or feeling guilty because my husband does most of the cooking, I have turned my attention to what I am good at and focused on those things.    You and I are encouraged to use our gifts and talents to make life the best it can be.   The author herself doesn’t do the things you’d think a work at home mom would be doing.  She chooses to do what is best for her and her family.   You and I should do the same thing and toss the guilt that normally comes with not doing those things.


The second was I was able to stress less was to begin taking care of myself before trying to meet all of the demands of life.   Yes, I agree with you when you are thinking that God should come first.  Yes, He should.  Where I’m going with this second point is that when you and I don’t take care of ourselves spiritually and physically, we don’t have the stamina to keep on going when life comes at you full-force in the form of required overtime at work, your kids needing your assistance with a school project and a sick baby at home.   You just don’t have what it takes to get through it all.

Overall, the nine strategies to stress less are a great package in helping mothers in all areas of living.

This is the second book I’ve read written by Crystal Paine, in addition to many of her articles written at MoneySavingMom.com.  While we are walking different paths – I’m a mom working outside the home and she’s one working at home – I still find so much gold in what she writes.  She really is down to earth and helpful.   Have you read Money Saving Mom’s Budget?


I received a copy of this book from BookSneeze.com in exchange for my honest review and intentions to stress less.


About the Book:  Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less

Calling the super busy, the stressed out, the overtired.

You know you’re made for a more fulfilling life. With this book, you’ll know where to start.

You wake up tired. Your to-do list is too long. The commitments—and the laundry—are piling up, but your energy keeps dwindling. You feel like you’re simply making it through the days, not living or enjoying any part of them.

In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, you’ll find both practical ideas and big-picture perspective that will inspire you to live life on purpose. As a wife, mother of three, and founder of the wildly successful blog MoneySavingMom.com, Crystal Paine has walked the road from barely surviving to living with intention. With the warmth and candor of a dear friend, she shares what she’s learned along the way, helping you:

  • feel healthier and more energetic by setting priorities and boundaries
  • eliminate stress with savvy management of your time, money, and home
  • get more done by setting realistic goals and embracing discipline
  • rediscover your passions—and the confidence to pursue them

Packed with straightforward solutions you’ll use today and inspirational stories you’ll remember for years,Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is a must for any woman who’s ever longed for the freedom to enjoy life, not just survive it.

Leave a comment:  Are you operating in survival mode?  What do you stress most about?  What are you willing to try in order to stress less?

1 Comment

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    Dorit Sasson
    February 23 at 11:17 am

    One of the greatest things I have been able to do to reduce the stress (well, actually two) is to get up earlier than everybody else (when it’s humanly possible – not always easy with a baby) so I have my “me” time and then take that time to get organized for the coming day, week, hour, whatever.
    Dorit Sasson
    Giving Voice to Your Story

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