Survival Mode (I Know It Well)

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review at


Isn’t that fun cover?

I’m currently reading Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life, but before I even received the book, I had a very favorite page.

Page 145.

Page 145 of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode at

Why? Well . . . maybe because that’s MY page! I’ve met Crystal Paine (the author) before, and she is an amazingly encouraging person. But she and I are rather different. So it meant a lot to me when she asked (last year around this time) if she could interview me for her book. She respects that we have different approaches to things and wanted my perspective.

I really like this book. Crystal is extremely flexible but also encouraging as she gives strategies to move out of survival mode in various areas of life. She’s honest about her own struggles with postpartum depression, overcommitment, and people-pleasing-tendencies.

Sometimes survival mode is necessary, but when it’s a constant, something needs to give.

Ultimately, this book is Crystal’s story of being purposeful about creating a life and a home where she and her family can thrive. I’m all about that!

The only thing I’d change? I would say I’m a reforming pack rat instead of reformed!


Crystal sent me a free copy AND I’m using my Amazon affiliate link to the e-book. I’m an opportunist.

--Nony get-how-to-manage-your-home-without-losing-your-mind-wherever-books-are-sold


  1. 1

    Thank you! Your link took me to the hard copy. It was 36 pct off!!!! Yay, so I ordered it!

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    I can’t believe you were interviewed for Crystal’s book! How fun! Now I feel extra inspired to finish reading it. πŸ™‚

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    How fun you are in that book, I will put that book on my wish list. I like your blog.

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    i got to review the copy pre launch and meant to message you..i felt so proud of you…..the little slob who could…LOLOLOL who would have kown that this would be your claim to fame….it was a great article and again congrats.

  5. 5

    I have been thinking about trying to find books related to de-cluttering, simplifying, etc. (Similar to most of the blogs I read) I was hoping you have a list somewhere of the books you like/recommend or have read and found helpful? Thanks for any help you can provide. I am really trying to stay committed to my goals this year! (I think this is the longest I’ve ever stayed on track with a “New Year’s Resolution”)

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    mamatwoboys says:

    I’m on page 53! It’s resonating so far and I too am enjoying her flexible attitude. Do what works for YOU!

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    I just bought the book! So cool to know you are in it too! <3

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    I’m so looking forward to reading this. And now that I see you are in it I am looking forward to it even more!

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    How cool is that! The book looks wonderful, thanks for your review – I hope to pick it up one day and give it a read πŸ™‚

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    I love Crystal, her site is how I found you!
    You both are such a blessing for me, keep up the great work:-)

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    How cool that you’re mentioned in the book! Not going to buy it, but I am going to buy a couple of things for my dog from Amazon tonight. Hopefully clicking on the link did some good. πŸ™‚

    I completely understand the whole survival mode thing. I’ve had a struggle getting the right treatment for a thyroid issue for almost three years (hopefully the new med will work as well as I hope). It’s hard to do much beyond the basic…VERY basic…chores around the house when you just want to nap. But I’ve found that just focusing on one area at a time helps. My desk needs some of that focused attention again. Soon. πŸ™‚

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