SC042: The Secret to Sanity

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Season 7: Mom As Atmosphere

In the first episode of The Scholé Sisters Podcast we talk about how levity – lightheartedness, humor, cheerfulness – is a burnout prevention method. When we sink into seriousness, into get-it-all-done mode, into self-importance, we’re bound to be pulled down, lose our joy, and want to give up.

To prevent burnout and also to recover from it, we need to shed our anxieties and pride – and we do that through laughter.

Laughter comes from a humble heart, a heart not weighed down with burdens or full of itself.

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Podcast: To prevent burnout and also to recover from it, we need to shed our anxieties and pride – and we do that through laughter.

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Simple Sanity Saver: Repent. Rejoice. Repeat.

To teach our children, we must repeat ourselves.

Did you catch that these three words are not only alliterative. They don’t just all begin with R, they all begin with re. They are all words that require repetition, doing again, over and over.

Repenting and rejoicing are not once-and-done projects or tasks. They are to characterize all our lives, every day.

If you find you have to repent again, even though you did yesterday, don’t get discouraged and disheartened, just do it. Then comes the ability to rejoice in God’s grace, not our own strength.

If you find you have to tell your children the same thing again today that you did yesterday, don’t despair. Just repeat and remember to rejoice because God’s giving you a chance to exercise His patience, kindness, and steadfastness.

Repetition is built into life. Don’t fight it. Just do it.

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Podcast: To prevent burnout and also to recover from it, we need to shed our anxieties and pride – and we do that through laughter.
Podcast: To prevent burnout and also to recover from it, we need to shed our anxieties and pride – and we do that through laughter.

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