Make over your mornings


I must be on a Crystal Paine kick because I feel like I have been blogging about her a lot lately!

A few weeks ago she launched a 14 online course called Make Over Your Mornings. When I read her other books, I wasn’t feeling like my morning routine was awful, but she had a launch special for $5 with a thirty day money back guarantee, so I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed!

She set up the course to take about fifteen minutes per day. There is a workbook to read, a video to watch, and an assignment to do each day. The surprising thing was that the course didn’t mention a morning routine until day eight.

The course covers topics such as creating an evening routine that sets you up for a successful morning, goal setting, and priorities among other things. But those were the three that I enjoyed the most. I never thought about creating a bedtime routine to make my morning run more smoothly. But packing the diaper bag for the next day or sorting the trash has really helped me get out the door more quickly in the  mornings. I also really enjoyed thinking about goals for my year. The course helped me to break my goals down into smaller pieces which is actually helping me make a to do list that is more productive because I am working toward larger goals instead of just cleaning.

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode


Crystal Paine is one of my favorite bloggers. Her blog helps thousands of families save money on everything from groceries to toylettries to going out to eat. That part of her blog isn’t as helpful to me now that I live in South Korea. But I still read her blog every day because she is just a really encouraging Christian mom.

She has written a few books. Last week I read Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. It was really encouraging and practical. I don’t generally feel overwhelmed by housework and things like that, but this book gave me some ideas to streamline and make life easier. I think this book is helpful if you need ideas for goal setting, self care, budgeting, or finding a routine or schedule that works for you and your family. I was actually convicted about how I spend my time and have tried a few new things this week that have helped me to be more productive during naptime. She has also created a Say Goodbye to Survival Mode course that looks great.

I read another of her books in December, 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life. That book is set up for about five minutes of reading per day. It helps you to start a new habit or routine and also tackle a big project.

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