Speaker 1: You know, let’s face it, modern moms have a lot on their plates and dads too these days from balancing, homeschooling, working from home, caregiving, cooking, all of those things, their own health can often become neglected. Dr. Erica Steele from Holistic Family Practice in Virginia Beach joins us now with some self care advice. We need that. Dr. Erica Steele.
Speaker 2: Yes, we definitely do need that, especially in this new school. There’s a lot of new challenges that are being presented that weren’t necessarily the case last year. . And so I really wanna just share some tips for moms and dads as well, who were just really overwhelmed, overloaded.
I’m hearing story after story about, computer issues on the first day and internet issues on the first day. And so a lot of people can really internalize those things and turn it into a negative thing,
Speaker 1: right? So what tips are you giving moms about, making sure they take care of themselves?
Speaker 2: Yes. So number one, this may be an A, a, an intuitive, non-intuitive tip, but creating a schedule and a structure is so important. I think so many women skip that. They have a running list in their mind of what needs to happen and what needs to get done, but then they wake up, the alarm goes off, oh my gosh, I’ve got a whole bunch of things to do, and they just jump into the day.
And so then that type of behavior and that type of frantic energy. Carries them throughout the entire day. Oh my goodness. And that goodness’s just really not gonna work. When you’re trying to do so many things all at once.
Speaker 1: And I saw one picture and it was a woman looking like she was pulling her hair out. So is that the impact of you women not taking care of themselves? So creating balance.
Speaker 2: Oh my gosh. It, that’s just really shows how we internalize things. It’s like outwardly, everything’s really crazy. And then instead of handling what’s out here and really owning what’s out here, like we’ve got some really powerful.
Superwomen that really don’t realize how powerful they are. And so what they’ll do is they’ll internalize all of it and then implode. It’s like you take a little bit, and then it’s meltdown Citi. And so we can prevent that by really understanding no, I can handle this. can do this. I manage things, I can get things done. I just need to organize my. Organize my schedule. I need to tell my time what to do.
Speaker 1: Let’s stay there about organizing your time. 24 hours, that’s all you get, but can you manage it better?
Speaker 2: Oh yeah, for sure. In 168 hours a week is what we have H each one of us. And I often say you have the same time as Oprah, Tony Robbins. I have that same time, and you would be amazed at all of the things that I get done in a 24 hour span. It’s because I tell my time what to do. and I block things off. My, my morning routine, the first hour, I’m meditating, I’m working out, I’m getting some breakfast in my system.
I’m really setting that tone for the day. I need that time, right? And so you may not have an hour to spare, but you can do 15 minutes, you can do five minutes even. You really just have to start that day in a. State. And then I love to do this segment intended exercise where I tell myself, wouldn’t it be great if, and then I fill in the blank and I go through all the things in my schedule.
Wouldn’t it be great if you, my workout went really well. Wouldn’t it be great if my coast live interview went really awesome and I reached all these people, right? And I just go through my day and I really set that intention and that tone for the day. And then you would be amazed at just how.
Your stress level comes down and you’re like, oh, okay. I can handle the internet going down on virtual learning. I can handle the kids running around and nobody wants to focus. And we’re looking at,
Speaker 1: I’m sorry, Erica . Keep going. No, you’re good. . Yes, you’re good. I didn’t mean to step on you there, but I was so excited cuz I saw your e-book is available and it’s free.
So here’s a.
Speaker 2: Yes. So many moms have asked me, oh my gosh, can you write some stuff? So if you text our business number 7 5 7 6 8 5 4 3 2 5, get time, my staff will email you the ebook and it’s got tons of tips in it for you and anyone else that really wants to gain mastery over their time.
Speaker 1: All right, Dr. Erica Steele, thank you so much for being with us today.