10 Tips for Effective Morning Routines for Busy Moms to Start Your Day Right

Morning routine for moms

These tips changed the way I started my mornings since I’m a mom. 👩🏻

I’m almost 9 months postpartum, and I’ve learned so much that I don’t know how to put everything in this blog post. I want you to start your self improvement journey now, no matter how old is your baby.

I postponed my own journey because I was afraid of doing things for me. I thought I had to do everything for my daughter, and nobody else.

Big mistake!

Being a mom can be considered a full-time job in itself, and mornings can often feel like a chaotic rush to get everyone out the door on time.

However, establishing a morning routine can transform your day, and increase your productivity. But what happens when we dedicate our entire life to make other people happy, and make them feel accomplished?

Are you happy with yourself right now?

That’s the biggest question I asked myself to understand that I’m not doing anything to heal my body and my mind.

I needed to make a change, and that’s what I did. 🤭

In this post, you’ll find the Morning routine for moms that will change your entire life! I’m a busy mom, so I have to be wise with my time.

What You Should Do Every Morning for the Best Results

Mornings can be particularly effective for establishing healthy habits, especially for moms. This particular time of the day offer a unique opportunity for moms to prioritize their health and well-being before the demands of the day take over.

Let’s check the following tips to create the best morning routine for moms:

Early Rise for Peaceful Start

The key to a successful morning routine for moms is waking up before the rest of the household wakes up.

As simple as that.

Waking up just 15 to 30 minutes earlier can provide you with precious quiet time to collect your thoughts, plan your day, and ease into the morning without feeling rushed.

BUT… what happen with moms that have a newborn (or more) at home?

They might not be able to wake up before their newborns because they’re tired after long feeding sessions at night.

I’m preparing a blog posts just for you with tips that helped me to get back on track while u had a baby. Stay tuned! 🤭

Try incorporating activities like:

  • Meditation or deep breathing: Start your day with a moment of mindfulness to focus on yourself and set a positive intention for the day ahead. You can follow some guided meditation or looking for some breathing exercises on YouTube.
  • Enjoying a quiet cup of coffee, tea; or any warm beverage: Savor the peacefulness of the early morning hours before the hustle and bustle begins. Drinking something that you love will help you to feel better.
    Light stretching or yoga: Take care of your body by waking it up gently. Follow some some stretching or a short yoga session to increase blood flow and energy levels.

Even this small window of time can make a significant difference in how you approach the rest of your day. So, don’t avoid it. Waking up earlier is hard, but it’s even hard not to take care of yourself.

Exercise for Energy

While finding time to exercise as a busy mom may seem challenging, incorporating even a brief workout into your morning routine can provide a much-needed energy for the day. It’s highly important to move your body: it will help you to feel better, happier, and healthier.

Consider the following:

  • Quick workouts: Try a 10-minute workout routine that you can do at home, such as bodyweight exercises, a brisk walk or jog around your neighborhood, or a short yoga flow. Here you have some great ideas to start.
  • Exercise videos: Look for some workout videos on YouTube designed for busy schedules, offering varying lengths and intensity levels to fit your needs. You can type “short postpartum workout routines” and you’ll find tones of videos that you can follow. Here you have a post we have with some workout ideas. 💡
  • Involving your kids: If possible, include your children in your morning exercise routine. They can join you in simple stretches or dance sessions, promoting a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

Exercise not only enhances physical health but also boosts mood and mental clarity, preparing you to tackle the day’s challenges with vigor.

Plan Your Day

A well-planned morning not only sets the stage for a productive day ahead, but also helps you to have a clear view of each activity in your day, reduce stress, and ensure that you stay focused on the most important activities.

When planning your day, consider the following:

  • Use a planner or digital calendar: Write down all your appointments, tasks, and deadlines to keep yourself organized and on track throughout the day.
  • Set realistic goals: Break down larger tasks into smaller, and make it easy to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how small they may seem.
  • Prioritizing self-care: Schedule time for self-care activities. What do you enjoy most? Reading, taking a relaxing bath, or enjoying a hobby that brings you joy.

Nourish Yourself

When you become a mom, it’s easy to prioritize everyone else’s needs above your own. But that’s not what we want to do.

It’s important to fueling your body with a nutritious breakfast for maintaining energy levels and overall well-being throughout the morning. We need to have energy and be healthy so our family is healthy too.

Always aim for:

  • Balanced breakfast choices: Incorporate protein-rich foods, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables into your morning meal to provide sustained energy and support mental clarity.
  • Quick and healthy options: Prepare easy-to-make breakfasts ahead of time, such as overnight oats, smoothies packed with greens and protein, or whole grain toast with avocado or hummus.

Remember to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or herbal teas throughout the morning to maintain optimal hydration levels.

If you need some help with your meal preparation for the month, you can consider buying our 28-Day Plant-Based Meal Plan. We’ll be so happy to help you on this process.

Connect with Your Kids

Your kids are here to help you become the best version of yourself. Use your mornings to connect with them before the day’s activities begin. Use breakfast or other morning routines as an opportunity to bond and communicate, share ideas, or help them with something.

Taking care of your relationship with your family is part of the self improvement journey, and being part of their daily life is a great way of teaching them.


  • Family breakfast time: Engage your children in meal preparation or share stories and plans for the day ahead over breakfast. Ask them what they are planning to do in the day. Are they going to play outside? Are they going to the school? What subjects are they having today?
  • Establishing morning rituals: Create special traditions, such as reading a story together, writing notes of encouragement, or sharing a moment of gratitude as a family.

Delegate Tasks

Managing a household and family responsibilities can feel overwhelming at times, especially if you’re just learning how to be a mother.

Involve your family members, including children, in age-appropriate tasks to share the workload and foster a sense of responsibility.

By giving them the responsibility to do some activities in the house, you’re helping them to develop new skills that will be useful for independence; to help them with their self esteem and confidence, discipline, and healthy habits.

For example:

  • Assigning chores: Delegate tasks such as setting the table, packing lunches, or tidying up shared spaces to children based on their capabilities. Give your kids the response to organize their toys.
  • Creating a team environment: Encourage teamwork and collaboration within the family by acknowledging and appreciating everyone’s contributions.

Delegating tasks not only lightens your load but also teaches valuable life skills to your children while promoting a supportive family dynamic.

Practice Gratitude

Cultivating a mindset of gratitude can significantly impact your overall well-being and perspective on life. Take a few moments each morning to reflect on the things you are grateful for, whether big or small.

Are you planning to start a business?

Are you taking a course and things go pretty well?

Celebrate each victory or step that you take.


  • Gratitude journaling: Write down three things you are grateful for each morning to start your day on a positive note.
  • Expressing appreciation: Verbally acknowledge and appreciate your family members for their support, love, and contributions to the household.

If you want to promote resilience, enhance positivity, and encourage a mindset of abundance, you have to practice gratitude daily.

Embrace Self-Care Moments

In the midst of busy mornings, prioritize moments of self-care to nurture your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. The idea of taking care of yourself is understanding that you also matter.

You can do activities that replenish your energy and bring you joy. Some examples of these activities might be:

  • Mindfulness practices: Do deep breathing exercises, guided meditation, or progressive muscle relaxation to reduce stress and increase relaxation.
  • Personal development: Spend time reading personal growth books, listening to inspiring podcasts, or pursuing hobbies that bring you fulfillment.

Self-care isn’t selfish—it’s essential for maintaining balance and resilience as you navigate the demands of motherhood. Some people who don’t understand the importance of having a “healthy mom” are going to judge you to use some of your time to take care of yourself, but you don’t have to feel guilty. You are as important as your kids.

Manage Time Wisely

Moms need to learn how to manage their time to accomplish multiple responsibilities. We cannot add more hours to our days, but we definitely can implement strategies to maximize our time and minimize distractions.

Some examples are:

  • Setting time limits: Allocate specific time blocks for tasks and activities to maintain focus and productivity.
  • Limiting screen time: Do you know how much time you spend on social media? You can save so much time simply reducing unnecessary screen time, including social media and television. By doing this, you can create more meaningful interactions and productive moments.

One thing that helped me reduce anxiety for not having the time to do certain things was to learn and fully understand how to be flexible. Flexibility is super important at these moments, so be prepared to adjust your routine as needed to accommodate unexpected situations, events or changes that your schedule might have.

Adjusting and Adapting

The last but also super important tip is related to the previous one. Recognize that each day is unique, and not every morning will go according to plan because of the unexpected situations we talked before. Practice self-compassion when unforeseen challenges arise, and don’t blame you or others for things that nobody can control.


  • Learning from setbacks: Use challenging mornings as opportunities for growth and learning rather than sources of frustration.
  • Seeking support:** Reach out to friends, family members, or online communities for encouragement, advice, and shared experiences.

By embracing adaptability and resilience, you can navigate the ups and downs of motherhood with grace and determination.

But always remember that you cannot control everything, so it’s ok if you cannot do something perfectly. Just show up.

Final Thoughts about Morning Routine for Moms

Establishing a morning routine that suits your needs as a busy mom is not that easy, but it definitely have a profound impact on your overall well-being and productivity.

Start small, incorporate one or two new habits at a time, and gradually build a routine that supports your physical, emotional, and mental health, an your schedule. Remember, your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day—so prioritize self-care, connection with your family, and intentional planning to start each day with positivity and purpose.

How do you start your mornings as a busy mom? I would be so happy to read your thoughts and your favorite tips and experiences about this in the comments below!

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