Have you ever had one of those days (weeks, months, years???) when your routine has changed so much that it doesn’t even feel like you’re following a schedule? Creating routines for moms when your schedule is constantly changing isn’t easy, but this printable daily routine worksheet will help you create a solid routine (or even several routines) for those days when nothing seems simple!
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How to use a daily routine template
If you’re trying to create a new daily routine (or update your current routine), start by listing every single task that you do in a day.
List the things you MUST do, like make dinner and fold laundry, as well as the things you’d love to do, like exercise, read, or finally finish that project on your Cricut.
Then, number each task by priority.
Once you’ve prioritized your tasks, list the amount of time that each activity takes to complete. Be honest (and generous) because most tasks take at least double the amount of time that you think they’ll take (and people are also habitually bad at estimating 🙋♀️).
You may also want to add some margin, or buffer time, to your schedule. You can either add a block of time in the middle or end of your routine, or a little time, like 10-15 minutes, to each activity.
Finally, decide when you need your routine to end.
Listing your most important tasks first, start adding your tasks to your routine. Also, block out any activities that have a set start and end time, like preschool dropoff.
Once you’ve added all your tasks, work backwards to find your routine start time.
What to include in a daily schedule
It’s easy to get carried away listing every ideal task that you’ve every thought of doing to your daily schedule. However, it’s important to also be realistic.
If you have small children at home, it’s difficult to get much done outside of nap time.
Once you’ve prioritized your list of the things you MUST do as well as the things you’d LOVE to do, it can also be disheartening to see everything that you love getting chopped out of your routine.
A simple solution for adding fun into your daily schedule is to create blocks of time just for fun activities. Each day, choose a different activity, like reading or crafting, that you don’t normally have time to do.
Even if you only get to spend 15 minutes on your “fun activity,” you’ll still feel more fulfilled at the end of the day (and even at the end of the week, especially if you rotate your fun activities and do something different each day).
When to use a daily routine worksheet
Use the daily routine worksheet whenever your schedule changes or if you feel like your current routine isn’t working.
The “Mood” column is especially helpful to evaluate your routine and decide which tasks should be included and which ones need to be changed.
It’s also helpful to use the daily routine worksheet to work backwards and find your routine start and end times.
For example, if you need to pick up your kids at 3:00 p.m. every school day, list that as your routine end time and figure out when you need to finish the last load of laundry, wash the lunch dishes, and get out of your pajamas.