If you’re a working mom, you know that mornings can be hectic!
Trying to get yourself and your kids ready for the day while also trying to get to work on time can be a challenge.
We all know that how we start the day can really dictate how the rest of the day is going to go. Yet many moms start their day in utter chaos because they don’t have a solid morning routine in place.
To ensure that you start your day on the right foot, it’s important to create a morning routine that works for you and your family.
There’s no sense trying to cram everything you’ve read online into you your morning because let’s face it- once you add kids into the equation, you’re not going to have enough time.
Your routine should be realistic and achievable to increase the chances of being able to actually stick to it!
So… if you are a mom who:
- juggles a lot of different responsibilities
- always feels rushed in the mornings
- has trouble getting the kids out the door on time
- struggles to find time for yourself
Then this morning routine is for you!
In this blog post, we will discuss a realistic morning routine for working moms that will help you stay organized and productive throughout the day. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to start your day off right!
A Realistic Morning Routine For Working Moms
The purpose of this post is not to give you a specific routine that you should follow. I understand that your morning routine is going to look different based on your family’s needs, your work schedule, and your personal preferences.
My morning routine as a new mom was very different from my routine today. I expect it to continue to change as my son grows and our family changes.
However, there are a few things that every working mom should try to do in order to make mornings less chaotic. Integrate these tips into your routine. You certainly don’t have to do them all at the same time. Perhaps just pick one or two to focus on each week until they become a habit.
How To Create A Realistic Morning Routine For Working Moms
Get organized the night before
One of the best ways to make mornings less chaotic is to get organized the night before.
This means packing all of your lunch, laying out clothes, and making sure that everything you need is within reach when you wake up in the morning.
If you can take care of these things the night before, it will leave you more time in the morning to focus on getting yourself and your kids ready.
Wake up at the same time every morning
Yes- even on weekends! This will help your body get into a routine and make it easier to wake up in the morning.
If you’re used to snoozing for an hour, try setting your alarm for fifteen minutes earlier each day until you’ve reached the time that you want to wake up at.
Routine is extremely important when it comes to morning, so try your best to stick to the same routine every day.
The same goes for your kids. If you are able to get them into a routine as well, it will make mornings much less chaotic.
Wake up before your kids
This may seem like a no-brainer, but this tip is an absolute game changer.
You don’t have to wake up hours before your kids- even just a few minutes is all you may need. (depending on your kid’s ages and sleeping patterns).
Not only will this give you some time to yourself, but it will also allow you to get ahead of the morning rush.
You can use this time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in peace or to get a head start on your work for the day.
Whatever you choose to do with this time, make sure that it is something that relaxes and rejuvenates you so that you can face the day ahead with a positive attitude.
Actually, get out of bed
I used to wake up in the morning and lay in bed with my eyes closed just thinking about all the things that i had to get done that day.
Not only was this a waste of time in the morning, I also found that it made me more stressed and less likely to want to start my day.
Now, as soon as I wake up, I get out of bed and start my morning routine.
This helps me to feel more motivated and less overwhelmed by the day ahead.
Have a set routine for getting ready
This is another important one for working moms. Having a set routine for getting ready will help you to avoid feeling rushed in the morning.
Ideally, your routine should include time slots for everything from showering and dressing to packing your lunch and making breakfast.
If you have kids that are able to help, try to have them do some tasks independently so that you can get ready without feeling too pressured.
Carve out time to pause
You read that right- pause.
Pray, journal, read, write your gratitudes. You don’t have to do it all, but even just a few minutes of quiet time before you head out of the door can make a huge difference.
The key is to find something that works for you and makes you feel more centered and balanced.
Move your body
Before I had kids, I would work out in the morning before work.
Now that I have kids, that’s not really an option so I try to move my body in other ways throughout the day.
You don’t need to spend hours working out at the gym, just try to get your body moving!
Some ideas include going for a walk with your kids, doing some squats or lunges while you’re watching TV, or taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
Now that we’ve discussed some great time-saving tips for working moms in a nice, here’s the list in an easy-to-follow checklist format.
- Get organized the night before
- Wake up at the same time every morning – even on weekends!
- Wake up before your kids
- Get out of bed as soon as you wake up
- Have a set routine for getting ready- including time slots for everything!
- Carve out time to pause
- Move your body throughout the day
By following these tips, you can create a morning routine that works for you and your family!
These are just a few tips to help you create a realistic morning routine for working moms. Remember, the most important thing is to find what works for you and your family. With a little bit of trial and error, you’ll be able to find a routine that helps you start your day off right!