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We are sure you will agree that the morning certainly sets the tone for the rest of the day. When things start great, you’re often on the way to a great day (or even week) ahead.
However, falling into a routine that enables us to seize the morning can be a little tricky.
We have more than just our own to-do list to do. Keeping the kids on their toes in the morning and making sure everyone’s lunches and bags are packed for school and work can be a real struggle.
Tack on our own to-do list, and things can slowly become far too much to tackle. Though, in our article below, we might have just the guide to make owning the morning a breeze for you this year!Learn our favorite tips and tricks to streamline your working mom morning routine and help get everyone out the door on time! Click To Tweet
The Best Work Schedule for Moms Starts Early
Though one of the more challenging steps, it’s essential to get up before the entire household.
With the added time in your day, you’re able to get ahead on planning the day or even the week. You’ll have some time for yourself before the rustle of the rest of the house begins.
This means you have time to whip up a coffee, of course, and get on top of lunches and packing bags and getting your things ready for work too.
Keep in mind that it’s also important to make sure you have good sleep hygiene. So, a cell phone-free evening is critical. An hour or two before bed needs to be almost entirely offline, besides that final few checks before bed.
On top of this, for those with sleep apnea, a sleep apnea machine might also be something to consider to helping fall into REM sleep a lot easier, making waking up in the morning a lot less painful.
Goal Setting Should Be Part of the Daily Routine of a Mother
Our second tip here is to make sure you’re setting goals the night before. These are going to set the tone for your morning and day ahead. They’re going to be a pretty big motivator when it comes to waking up and getting out of bed.
It’s good to keep these to around 3 to 5 things and not overload yourself in the AM. So, a few simple to-dos is an excellent place to start.
One final thing to keep in mind here is working on setting an emotional goal too. Choosing how you would like to feel that day will help motivate you to feel this way, so selecting one of these goals is important.
Working Moms Need to Practice Goal Commitment
Now that you have your goals set, you can work on keeping yourself committed to following through on them.
As we all know, getting 99 percent of our goal list done will make us feel, well, useless, regardless of how complex these to-dos were.
Without hitting that 100 percent, we’re not going to feel complete. So, a list of things to do and the drive to REALLY do what we’ve set out to do is imperative in the morning.
There is less stress in getting 100 percent of our list done. So, we ask that you push as hard as you can to check off your goals every day.
Recruit the House to Help
As moms, we’re often seen as the main ‘worker bee’ in the home. It is essential not to fall victim to simply waking up early and owning the morning because hubby and the kids are making us do their share of the work!
With this said, we suggest recruiting the rest of the house to get on board with some of your goals.
A household always works better as a team. This means letting the kids know what is going on in the morning or what you have planned.
They will be able to adjust their own attitudes in the morning (hopefully), and this means getting your to-do list done a little bit easier.
With those simple steps outlined above, we’re confident you have a little more direction when it comes to adjusting your daily routine to better kick off the day and get your to-do list completed in the earlier hours of the day.
Can you tell us any morning and evening routines for working moms that work?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.