To keep your life organized and less stressful it’s best to develop a routine for yourself, doing this will ensure that nothing is forgotten.
Here’s a little example of a daily routine, it would begin in the morning after you’re up and ready start by planning dinner then go ahead and move the laundry to its next stage and lastly empty the dishwasher.
When you get home from work in the evening go through and do a quick tidy up of the house then after dinner load and run the dishwasher and get everything ready for the next day.
Soon you’ll get the routine down and your days will be so much easier. Start with Morning, Evening, Daily, and Weekly routines.
Your morning routine sets the tone for your day. Will you be productive? Will you be positive? Will you be upbeat? Without a great morning routine, your day can happen to you instead of you taking charge of your day. What might a great morning routine look like for a working mom?
- Wake up
- What does mom need? Start your morning before the kids wake up
- Prayer / Bible reading
- Bathroom prep / beauty routine / dressed
- Kids dressed, medicine, wash face / brush teeth
- Backpacks / lunchbags
Once you’ve established the components of your morning routine, things will start to flow more smoothly. You will start to get into the groove and your kids will know what to expect.
The worksheet will help you plan out what time to wake up and start your morning routine so that you ensure you have enough time. There are some prompts and plenty of blank spaces in order to estimate how much time you’ll need each morning.
Check out A Working Mom’s Morning Routine.
Many people think if your mornings are stressful, then that’s the problem to fix. I would argue that you should start with your evening, instead. Here’s what my evening routine looks like:
- one on one time with my kids
- prepare and eat dinner
- family time
- relaxing (this can include spending time with your significant other)
- personal project
- prepare for tomorrow
I’ll walk you through making time for yourself, family, and home responsibilities. No more forgotten items and surprise appointments. You can see in more detail what An Evening Routine for Working Moms looks like.
I believe that the secret to a great daily routine is to split my day into these sections. So, I’ve combined all of the routines I’ve explained above.
- The night before
- In the morning
- After work
- In the evening
Splitting your planning this way will make it more manageable and you’ll start to see the cracks in your current system and what has room for improvement.
These are the Daily Routines Working Moms Must Have.
I believe that the secret to a great daily routine is to look at the week as a whole. Don’t judge your abilities as a woman, wife, mom, or fill-in-the-blank based on one day. Look at the week as a whole.
These are things to consider as you plan out your week.
- Use the weekends
- Tag team cleaning
- Keep things tidy
- Plan your meals
- Grocery shop early
- Prioritize family time
- Batch cook
- Prep for the week
- Have date night
- Take care of you
I go into MUCH more detail in my post Secrets Of A Working Mom’s Routine. I will explain each of those 10 items and give you my real-life examples. (And if you haven’t learned anything else about me, you probably can tell that I like systems. There are lots more checklists and worksheets in that Secrets post.)
Ready to get started? Click on the image below and I will send you all of my routine worksheets. You’ll be able to create Morning, Evening, Daily, and Weekly routines in a flash.
I’ll also send you The Working Mom Weekly, which includes hand-curated tips for working moms who want to balance work, family, and time for herself. Delivered weekly, for free.
Then, if I’ve convinced you that these routines are worth it, check out these posts, too: