Say Goodbye to Survival Mode:: Video Book Review

Looking for a practical book to help you stress less, sleep more, and restore your passion for life? Today’s Book Review for Busy Women is for you!

(If you can’t view the video above, just click here to view it on YouTube.)

Quick Takes

Crystal Paine is the founder of, a website that shares deals and offers to help women save money. However, she’s also a productivity and organization guru, and she reads voraciously. Simply put, Crystal has discovered how to do more in less time and have fun in the process, and she shares those secrets in Say Goodbye to Survival Mode.

I really enjoyed her chapter on how to determine your most important priorities in life and building your schedule around those priorities. Simply put, “Say Yes to the best.” With practical exercises like mapping out an ideal day and identifying SMART goals in the most critical parts of our lives, this book guides you through a life makeover.

And best of all, Crystal’s right there in the trenches of motherhood with us. She writes full of grace and encouragement, sharing her own struggles and lessons she’s learned the hard way.

But this book isn’t just about the big-picture stuff (although that’s where she starts): Crystal offers advice on handling finances, organizing the home front, creating a kitchen routine, handling failure, reaching out in missions, developing self-discipline, and taking care of yourself. And, perhaps my favorite section, on how to get more sleep.

Can I get an Amen?

If you are a mom who feels overwhelmed and discouraged, I urge you to Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Things really can be different and Crystal shows you how. You don’t have to struggle alone.

Time doesn’t expand limitlessly. When I say yes to one thing, I must say no to something else.
~ Crystal Paine, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode:: Book Reviews for Busy Women I received a copy of this book from Crystal Paine (who generously sent it to me when I tweeted that I was excited about it’s release–wow!), but all my opinions are my own. This post also contains my affiliate links; thanks for supporting One Thing Alone with your purchases!