As a busy, working mom who gets up early to get kids ready and out the door for school, my morning prep routine is pretty efficient and not very glamorous. I’m happy to get a shower, clean clothes, and my mandatory two mugs of coffee. It’s part of my daily routine. My day is broken into four distinct phases: before work, work, after work, at home.
Routines for Working Moms:
A Quick Morning Routine for Working Moms
In my post 4 Ways to Take Care of Yourself First, I share ways to nourish your soul, body, confidence, and success to make for a more relaxed, happy, and productive mom.
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
My Morning Routine
Make sure everyone is up.
Start the coffee pot.
Get my daughter dressed.
Do minimal primping, brush teeth, grab what I need, and head out the door.
What Do I Do When It’s Time to Leave the House?
I jump in the car, drive to work, enjoy my coffee (in my favorite cup), listen to a podcast, drop off my daughter at preschool, arrive at work, and get my work day started. That’s what my morning looks like.
If you really want to kick your productivity up a notch, planning the night before will make your morning go much smoother, quicker, and happier. Check out 5 Simple Ways to Prep the Night Before.
What does YOUR morning routine look like?