Dreaming of a simpler morning? Use the printable morning routine template below to create your ideal morning routine – one where you can get out the door on time (with your sanity still intact).
A solid morning routine is one of the most important things to create when making better routines for moms, so follow these steps to create a morning routine that works for your family!
How to create your morning routine
The morning routine template is a simple way to organize your morning, determine your start time, and make sure you finish everything on your list before leaving home.
To use the chart, make a list of everything that you want to include in your morning and estimate the amount of time that each task will take to complete. Include the most important things, like getting yourself dressed, getting the kids fed and cleaned up, etc., but make sure you’re including little things, like time for making yourself a cup of coffee, making your bed, etc.
Add up the total time that each task takes, and then subtract that time from your finish time.
For example, if you have 80 minutes of activities to finish in the morning and you have to be to preschool by 8:45, your start time would be 7:25 a.m.
When you’re figuring out your start time, remember to account for the little things, like the time it takes to load the kids in the car and make sure everyone’s safely in their car seats.
Don’t forget to add buffer time to each task, too! If it normally takes five minutes for your toddler to get dressed, plan for 10 minutes. If it takes 20 minutes to drive to preschool, give yourself 30 minutes.
Print out the morning routine template to list your tasks, the amount of time to complete each task, and your buffer time. You’ll be able to easily create your morning routine once you figure out when you should start (and end) your morning routine.
For more tips to create your ideal morning routine, whether you’re working from home, taking the kids to school, or working outside the home, check out these resources:
- Awesome Ideas to Create Your Ideal Morning Routine
- The Easiest Way to Make a Morning Routine for Summer
- Summer Morning Routine for Kids
- How to Build a Summer School Morning Routine
- 3 Easy Steps to Make Your Ideal Morning Routine
- How to Set Up a Morning Routine for School that Your Kids Will Love
- A Peek Inside My Morning Routine (and Advice if Yours Needs an Overhaul)
- How to Create a Solid Morning Routine
- How to Create Your Ideal Morning Routine
- Can’t Keep Up? 11 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine
How Do You Structure a Morning Routine?
Many people find that they don’t have time to do what they need to do in the morning and often they end up skipping breakfast or not getting enough sleep.
A successful morning routine is one that you can stick with and it will set the tone for the rest of your day.
The morning routine is an important part of your day because if you start off your day on a good note, then you are more likely to have a better day than if you start off feeling frazzled and sleepy. It is important to plan out what will happen in the mornings so there is less chance of forgetting anything crucial in the morning.
The easiest way to structure your morning routine is to base it on your start and end times.
Once you’ve made a list of the things you’d like to include (or need to include) in your morning routine, use the morning routine template to add structure to your morning routine.
The morning routine chart will help determine how much time you need to devote to your morning routine and when you should start or end in order to get out the door successfully.
As you work through your morning routine, you may find that some things work while others just create more chaos in your day.
If you’re struggling to create a solid morning routine that works for your family, I highly recommend walking through the Make Over Your Mornings course.
I regularly revisit the course to make changes to my routine as my family’s needs change.
How Do I Make a Morning Routine Checklist?
A morning routine sets the tone for what your day will be like.
There are many different ways to structure a morning routine, and different tasks that you might want to include on a morning routine checklist.
However, there are specific things that should be included in every morning routine.
Some examples of how you could start your day include taking care of personal hygiene, eating breakfast, reading something inspirational, reflecting on any important upcoming events or deadlines, and setting an intention or mantra for the day ahead.
The goal of establishing a morning routine is to create positive momentum that will carry you through the rest of the day.
To make your own morning routine checklist, list the tasks that you want to complete and the time frame that you need to complete them in on your morning routine template.
As you use your morning routine template, check off each task.
Printable Morning Routine Template
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