A productive morning routine for tired working moms
Your morning routine is one the best indicators for how the rest of your day will flow and go.
This is why it’s important to work hard on creating realistic, intentional and manageable morning routine(s) that will help you feel more at peace and at ease. As working moms, we know that as soon as we get up, we have a super busy day is ahead of us. However, when we get to have a productive morning routine, it sets the tone and attitude for the rest of the day.
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2 routine examples (as a blogger)
Below I share an example of a morning routine for a working mom (who may also be blogging or interested in blogging). Therefore, if you are not a blogger, you can easily omit that part of my morning routine and do something more productive for yourself. Then you can reference your to do list to see what makes the most sense at that time of day.
You should also have a planner (go check out my FREE planner for you) with a schedule created that best works for YOU. Remember, we all have different jobs and responsibilities. Meaning that our kids may be of a different age and have different needs too. That is why you should not focus on having the SAME routine as everyone else but rather take note of the habits that call for a more productive routine.
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My morning routine is NOT the same every day. I have a consistent Monday, Wednesday and Friday routine. While I have another routine for Tuesday and Thursdays, plus the weekend. It may make more sense for you to have a couple different morning routines or a more consistent/ same one every day. You will need to evaluate and see what makes the most sense.
Make sure to first plan out your week and then your daily tasks.
I suggest that you stick to 2 – 3 priority tasks for each daily routine (morning and evening). And then, if you have more time, add more tasks to do. The point is not to overwhelm yourself but rather create a list that you know you can do (again, it’s all about being realistic about the time you have). If you start to create these long to do lists, trust me, just the sight of the list will make you not do it at all. Here are my examples.
Morning Routine (Monday Blogging);
- Wash the dishes/ load the dish washer
- Pick up living room & kitchen area
- Make my coffee in the coffee maker
- Sit down and blog
Yup, it’s that simple. Now, I will add that my morning routine has a part 1 and a part 2. That was my morning routine BEFORE the kids wake up. After the kids wake up there is part 2:
- Make breakfast, eat with the kids
- Brush my child’s teeth and take them a bath.
- I shower and change for work
- Prepare my work bags + the kid’s meals (for the day)
- Go off to work
The importance of a strong morning routine for working moms
Now, a strong morning routine is going to be your best friend as a working parent. The last thing you want is to get home to a pile of mess and chaos after a long day of work and not seeing your kid(s). That is why setting up a morning routine with purpose and intent is going to be so transformative for your life.
I suggest you try some different morning routines until you land the one that makes the most sense to you and your schedule. Do not try to replicate what others are doing because it won’t necessarily work for you. Once you have established a routine that works, make sure to stay consistent with it. This way it changes from not just being a routine but a habit.
Share below, how are you going to get your day started?
I would love to hear your thoughts to be shared with others.