The Daily Routine That Saves My Sanity As A Mom

Every day, I have a morning routine that saves my sanity. I could not function without it, and I don’t know how anyone does! Today I’m going to walk you through how to create a daily morning routine for moms.

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Do you need a daily routine?

This is an important question to ask. You will know you need a daily routine if:

  • You’re agitated when the kids wake you up to start their day.
  • You’re feeling like you don’t have time to yourself during the day.
  • You’re feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day.
  • You rarely get quiet time alone.

If you said yes to any of these, then it’s probably time you start a daily morning routine.

What are the benefits of a daily morning routine for moms?

  • Serotonin: Who wouldn’t want to start their day with something calm? This is a great way to get that serotonin first thing in the morning.
  • Getting set up for the day: You can make breakfast or set out quiet activities for the kids before they wake up so they’re ready for them.
  • Quiet: I don’t think there’s anything more to say about this one! Enjoy the quiet you have before everyone wakes up.

How do you create a daily routine for moms?

Since everyone has different likes/dislikes and abilities, your routine might differ from mine. But, I’m going to lay out how to create a daily routine:

  • Decide on a time: This is important. You’ll want to choose a time for your daily routine based o n your family’s schedule. Give yourself at least an hour before everyone wakes up.
  • Do things that lift you up: That means don’t do chores during your daily morning routine. The whole point of a morning routine is to start your day off with good vibes, not scrubbing floors. If you don’t know what lifts you up, use this time to figure it out.
  • Hold yourself accountable: Make goals for yourself and keep them. Tell friends what you’re doing so they can follow up with you. Do anything you need to do to keep it going.
  • Create habits: Start implementing habits that go along with your morning routine. Take your medicine, drink your water/coffee, eat your breakfast. That way, you’re less likely to skip the whole routine.

What should I include in my morning routine?

  • Taking your medicine
  • Journaling
  • Reading
  • Drinking hot coffee
  • Starting your water for the day
  • Eating breakfast
  • Mindless scrolling (if it doesn’t irritate you)
  • Meditation
  • Mindset work
  • Working out

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Any of these suggestions are great for a daily morning routine if you enjoy them.

Tips for creating a daily morning routine

You can follow the Motherhood Uncomplicated: 3-Step Straightforward Framework for Problem Solving to create your best daily morning routine:

  • Realistic expectations: Set your expectations of you and the kids. If your kids wake up at 6 am every morning, then a 5:30 wake up for you probably won’t be enough. Be prepared for them to take some time to get consistent with their wake up time while you’re getting consistent with yours.
  • Annoying mindset: You have to be in the right mindset to be prepared for interruptions. It’s really annoying, but try to remember that your kids aren’t interrupting you because they hate you. It’s the opposite, actually. They just want to be around you.
  • Self Nurture: Taking care of yourself (in all areas) is so important, which is why we’re talking about this daily morning routine for moms.

It is also a good idea to set up what you can the night before. For example, we have our coffee pot on a timer and it starts brewing for us at 4:45 am.

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My daily morning routine for moms

  • My husband’s alarm goes off at 4:30 am. When he gets out of the shower, that’s when I wake up.
  • We set our coffee pot up to start brewing coffee at 4:45 am.
  • I get dressed and head out to the kitchen where my husband is unloading the dishwasher. (With 6 people in the house, we run it every night).
  • My husband gets me my coffee and his coffee and is out the door by 5:00 am.
  • I take my meds and grab my coffee and my breakfast (usually something from the fridge – overnight oats, yogurt, protein bar, etc) and head to the couch.
  • I fill out a daily journal (I got mine at Wal-Mart but you can find a bunch on Amazon, [affiliate link] too) that asks me one question.
  • Then, I move to my free writing journal and just write for a few minutes about whatever is on my mind.
  • I snap a quick pic and post my morning routine view on Instagram on my stories.
  • The rest of the morning (usually about 45 minutes) is spent reading and having my coffee/breakfast.

Do I have to do my daily morning routine on the weekends?

You don’t have to! Some people find it easier to keep up with during the week if they continue it through the weekend and some people like to skip it on the weekends.

What are your next steps?

  • Decide if you think a morning routine would benefit you.
  • Choose a time you think would work (note: if you aren’t an early riser, I recommend waking up 15 minutes earlier for a week or so, then add 15 mins, etc)
  • Gather your supplies for your routine activities. Journals, books, pens, etc.
  • Jump over to Instagram and give me a follow! I share a photo every morning I do my routine. You are not alone!
  • Download my 3-part decision making framework to make sure you’re simplifying the morning routine and not overthinking it.
  • Just wake up! I wish there was a secret formula to getting out of bed early but the truth is, you just have to do it. I have been doing it for years and there are still some days I would love to skip it. But I don’t. I need it!

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