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Why a Morning Routine is Important
for Working Moms

Keep yourself organized and ensure nothing's forgotten

Getting kids ready for school, finishing up last-minute projects, eating breakfast, making lunch and somehow getting yourself ready for work is enough to drive any mom crazy. Mornings can be an incredibly hectic part of the day. Establishing a routine is the best way to keep everything organized and ensuring nothing is forgotten in the rush of leaving the house. Learn why a morning routine is so important for working moms and get started on making your own.

A mom drinking a morning coffee, while planning a morning routine

As a working mom, plan your morning routine to ensure nothing is
forgotten and everything stays organized, to enjoy moments in peace.

Helps Set the Tone for the Day

You have probably had a day that started with a missed alarm and ended with everything going wrong the rest of the day. A hectic morning can set the tone for the rest of the day and make it difficult for you to catch up on all of the things you need to do at work and for your family. A morning routine can fix this. Establishing a morning routine can make mornings calmer, prevent things from being forgotten, and help ensure everyone has what they need to start the day.

Prevents Mental Fatigue

It's often been reported that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wears the same thing every day. Not having to take the time to put together an outfit keeps his mind clear for the things he needs to accomplish. Likewise, establishing a morning routine and making it a habit helps prevent mental fatigue. Knowing how the first hour of your morning will be spent every day can give your life a predictable calm and decrease the stress that you feel daily.

Stops Kids' Emotional Meltdowns

No one likes dealing with a meltdown or tantrum, especially on a morning when everyone is already running late. Kids tend to feed off of their parents' emotions. This means that when you are stressed and upset, your kids will likely be as well. Experts say that starting a morning routine can provide a peaceful start to a child's day. This helps fulfill their emotional needs and can stop tantrums and meltdowns from occurring.

What to Include in Your Morning Routine

Every mom's routine is going to differ based on your own needs. Some general ideas to implement include things like preparing the night before by laying out outfits, packing lunches, making sure everything is in backpacks and showering, and getting up at the same time every day. This can help make it a habit and make it less likely that you will hit the snooze button a few more times.

A large clock, showing quarter to 7 time, with a cup of coffee on table

For many people, including working moms, a morning routine involves
a fresh cup of coffee, to get them started on a high note. As one of the
healthiest drinks, coffee lowers the risk of heart, cancer, diabetes and
even rosacea diseases, according to the most recent study.

Spending a few moments in solitude to meditate, think about the day, and enjoy some coffee. Drinking Kona coffee may be especially helpful for those who enjoy a dark, full roast. Eating breakfast together. Don't settle for the drive-thru or a sugar-laden pastry. Eat a protein-filled breakfast together as a family, and get the right start for the day. Making a list ahead of time of everything that needs to be done that morning.

Putting last-minute reminders in obvious places, such as on the front door or steering wheel of the car. These reminders are a great way to keep kids from forgetting important items they need for school, such as sports gear or a musical instrument. Leaving extra time for emergencies because no matter how prepared you are, life is going to happen.

Kids are unpredictable, but your morning doesn't have to be. Implementing a daily routine in your home can make your days run smoother and your mornings less stressful. Try working as a family to make a routine and see the difference that it can make for everyone in your family.

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