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The Tight Schedule

Now that we have looked at making your morning routine, let’s look at some possible morning routine ideas to incorporate into your day. One of the most common morning types is the busy morning.

Why You Need A Busy Morning Routine

Whenever busy mornings hit, it may be tempting to press the snooze button repeatedly or hop out of bed and skip your morning routine. Although this may be tempting, busy mornings are when you need a morning routine the most. If you have a morning routine but neglect to use it on busy mornings, your busy mornings will feel even more hectic and stressful. As a result, the rest of your day will likely feel chaotic and stressful as well.

 Have a go-to busy morning routine to pull out whenever you accidentally oversleep. Creating a busy morning routine will give you something to fall back on whenever things get busy. In other words, it allows you to still have a routine on the busy mornings without taking up too much of your time or making you late for work.

What To Keep In Mind When Creating A Busy Morning Routine

Whenever you create your busy morning routine, it is important to keep a few things in mind. These few things will ensure that your busy morning routine is realistic and implemented into your life. In other words, you must think of your specific needs when creating a busy morning routine.

The first thing to keep in mind is how much time you will likely have. Although every morning is different, most busy mornings will have a similar flow. Depending on your life, you may have busy mornings pretty frequently. How much time do you have for a morning routine? Another factor to remember is what kind of help you need on a busy morning. Do you need more time? Do you need a time out? Do you need more relaxation?

Knowing what you need help with on a busy morning will help you create a busy morning routine that makes a difference. Finally, consider what activities out of your regular morning routine you absolutely want to keep. Do you need your morning cup of coffee? Do you need to meditate before working? Knowing which activities you know you need regardless of time will help you craft the perfect busy morning routine.

Busy Morning Routine Ideas And Tips

Creating a busy morning routine is not that difficult. Since you have very little time on a busy morning, it is not so much about finding the right activities as it is maximizing your time. In other words, you need to be smart and know how to budget time wisely. Most importantly, utilize the night before if you know you are going to have a busy morning. This will help make the morning less hectic and give you fewer tasks to do.

Doing as much as you can the night before is easily the most effective way for maximizing your busy morning time. Additionally, double task when possible. There are likely some activities that you absolutely cannot miss, no matter how short you are on time. For example, you might need your morning cup of coffee. Use the time while you are drinking your coffee to meditate, journal, or do something else that makes your busy morning less stressful.

 Another way to budget your time is to listen to audiobooks, practice mindfulness, or do some other activity while driving to work. A lot of our time is spent in the car, and you cannot get that time back. Maximize your time and make the most of it. One other great tip for busy morning routines is to create little pockets of time for yourself.

In an ideal morning, you have all the time in the world to enjoy your morning and feel at peace. On the other hand, busy mornings constrain your time and make it difficult to have a few minutes of peaceful breathing to yourself. Instead of taking up a lot of time doing your regular activities, just cut out a few seconds to do mindful breathing. Mindful breathing will make a huge difference on a busy morning because it forces you to relax and look within yourself. The best part about this technique is that it only takes a couple of seconds to complete, meaning it will not make your busy morning even busier.

We recommend taking a few seconds for mindful breathing two or three times throughout the morning routine. You might want to do this when you are first getting up, as you are making your coffee, and right before you head out the door. Giving yourself multiple instances to breathe slows down the morning and makes it feel less hectic.

Finally, the last tip for a busy morning routine is to not check your device. Devices are really big distractions that eat away at your time. Leave your device on your night stand or on do not disturb mode so that you can make the most of what little time you have.


Having a busy morning routine will give you something to fall back on whenever you push the snooze button too many times or have many activities on your plate. Your busy morning routine should not be overpacked with activities. Instead, it should focus on creating pockets of space to focus on yourself and relax for the morning.