How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Start Owning Your Time | Crystal Paine

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In this episode, Michelle welcomes guest Crystal Paine, author of the book "The Time-Saving Mom." Crystal shares her unique approach to time management, emphasizing the need for personal ownership and intentional choices. Drawing from her own experiences as a mother and caregiver to a child with special needs, Crystal offers practical tips on how to budget time just like you would budget money. Join us as we explore the power of prioritization, planning, and preparation to create a more fulfilling and purposeful life. Tune in to learn how to stop saying you don't have time and take control of your schedule.

About Crystal:

Crystal Paine is a New York Times bestselling author, a popular speaker, the host of The Crystal Paine Show, and the founder of one of the top personal finance blogs on the web, Money Saving Mom. Her desire is to help women across the globe live with more joy in their everyday lives. Her biggest passions are helping women understand how the Gospel can radically transform their lives, raising awareness for foster care, and finding great deals at the grocery store. She lives with her husband and kids in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. Learn more at

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Show Notes

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's easy to fall into the trap of feeling like time is slipping through our fingers. We often find ourselves uttering those words, "I don't have time." But in this episode, Crystal Paine, author of "The Time-Saving Mom," shares her insights and simple time management system that will empower us to take control of our time.

Crystal's unique approach to time management is a game-changer. One aspect that sets her book apart is its inclusion of real-life interruptions that many of us can relate to. It's a refreshing reminder that life is filled with unexpected moments, which can be embraced and managed without sacrificing our priorities.

The discussion takes a poignant turn as Crystal shares her experience of raising a child with special needs. It makes us question societal expectations that often value accomplishments like speaking and walking, at the expense of savoring the present moment.

Crystal offers practical tips for managing time efficiently and breaks it down into four steps: pray, prioritize, plan, and prep. She highlights the importance of taking personal ownership of how we choose to spend our time and challenges us to silence the victim mindset. By adopting her "6 times 2 priority system," we can focus on two priority areas each day, ensuring that no aspect of our lives is overlooked or neglected.

As we reflect on Crystal's wisdom, we realize that time is a precious resource that deserves as much attention as managing our finances. By budgeting time as we do money, we can make intentional choices that align with our values and bring greater fulfillment to our lives.

So, let's stop saying we don't have time and start taking control of our calendars and circumstances. Join us on this transformative journey of empowerment and intentionality with Crystal Paine. Your time is yours to repurpose, starting today.


Money Saving Mom website

(Book) The Time-Saving Mom: How to Juggle a Lot, Enjoy Your Life, and Accomplish What Matters Most

Crystal Paine on Instagram

The Crystal Paine Show (podcast)

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