Streamline Your Life #GoodbyeSurvivalMode

We are reading Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine. You can catch up to all of the posts in our archives or join the discussion in the book club.

Have you ever heard of the saying "You can do anything, but not everything"?

It is very true. I know I am capable of doing anything I want to do. I have a lot of skills. I consider myself pretty smart too. This concept however, I can't seem to understand. I still think I can say yes to everything and anything and keep myself sane.

Not only do I lose myself when I say yes to everyone else, I lose sight of my priorities. What do I value? Where should my focus be?

Chapter One of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is all about realizing your priorities. Once you know your priorities you will be able to streamline your life.

My priorities didn't take long to figure out. They align with Crystal's list. I'm not surprised. She had a great list.

1. Grow and deepen my relationship with Jesus
2. Date my Husband
3. Spend Quality time with my kids - unplugged and tuned in to them ONLY
4. Self Care - Exercise, Rest, Reading, etc...
5. Maintain a Clean and Healthy Home
6. Grow my Essential Oil Business and My Blog

This list is basic. I pray as my business and children grow I will have more time to volunteer and help out my community. Right now I have small children that need my attention. Know, that your list can change as you do. Nothing has to be set in stone. Maybe at some point I will be able to hire a house cleaner and I can add something new to my plate. Right now, the house cleaning belongs to me.

I am currently working on my priorities in bits and pieces. I feel like I am always spinning plates waiting for one of them to fall. In order to keep the balance I need to create new habits and only say yes to things that align to my priorities. We will learn about this in the next chapter.

What were your takeaways from Chapter One?


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