Say Goodbye to Survival Mode challenges readers to return to the basics. We've all been there: long nights, longer To-Do lists. Wondering when we're all going to get it done, when the next vacation will come, wondering if this is really all there is. And while seasons come and go, is this the life we're meant to live?
Author Crystal Paine reminds her audience escaping survival mode begins with setting priorities and putting first things first. Are we really living with purpose?
As many of us are coming into a time of refreshing and refocusing with the new year, are we ready to leave behind stress and rediscover our passions? In Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, Paine reminds readers that life is about priorities and discipline. And if we're living our passions, it makes it easier to draw boundaries and shorten the To-Do List.
These were a few of my favorite quotes from the book:
"When you're first starting out, keep your goals simple and doable. As you start accomplishing them and have a better understanding of what it take to achieve them, you can set your sights higher."
"We're addicted to busy. So many of us try to find fulfillment and self-worth in piling our plates too high. The busier we are, the more important we feel. This is why our culture, by and large, is exhausted, overworked, and overwhelmed."
"Living with intention financially is not just about following helpful guidelines. It's about living out of a particular mind-set. It's about learning to enjoy what you have and not compromise under societal pressures."
Beyond setting priorities, Paine reminds us to set goals, live within our means, and know we were made for a purpose. The basis of this book is great, especially in that it focuses the reader on filling our lives with the best. This is a great reminder for all of us in our crazy, busy society.
The rest of the book is fleshed out simplistically. Saying Good-bye to Survival Mode has a great base for starting and putting us on a solid path. But Paine oversimplifies this journey, leaving this reader to wonder about the bumps in the road. All in all this is a good book for getting started, or even refocusing. But it should be read with the thought that every one's journey is different with its own twists and turns.
*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own.