Tips for Surviving Survival Mode

No micro-managing! It doesn’t matter if you use pink or purple napkins, you don’t have time to worry about the little things.
It is not going to look pretty.  We can’t control everything.  Sometimes having things done is better than perfect or the way you would have done it.

We choose to take care of ourselves. Just like on an airplane, put your lifesaving oxygen mask on first so you can help others.  If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to be there for others.
We ask others for help and trust them to get the job done. Let others help you.  Just let it go and trust it will be taken care of.

When it’s all just too much, and things still have to get done, you have to just get in the boat! This is not a daily way to live but we all have these times of crisis where we go into survival mode.

Kathi and Overwhelmed co-author, Cheri Gregory discuss tips to help you get through when you have no choice but to kick into survival mode. When you have to narrow your focus and just “Get on the boat” you need permission, strategy and care for yourself! Take the time to listen in and be ready to tackle that next survival mode moment.

From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Psalms 61:2-3 NLT


Kathi Lipp is the author of 17 books including Overwhelmed, Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, The Husband Project, Happy Habits for Every Couple, and I Need Some Help Here – Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan. She is the host of Clutter Free Academy the Podcast! with Kathi Lipp and speaks at conferences across the US. Kathi is published with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not dating her husband or hanging out with her puggle Jake, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

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