Free Printable Daily Routine Chart

This free printable daily routine chart helps you plan your morning routine, afternoon routine, and evening routine so you can build solid habits and become more productive!

Free Daily Routines Printable with Morning Routine, Afternoon Routine, and Evening Routine, Part of the Home Binder at freeorganizingprintables.com

Our lives are made up of routines. Over the course of weeks, months, and years, our routines can lead us on a steady positive or negative trajectory, so it’s important to be intentional about them.

The nice thing about routines is that once they’re established, they happen naturally, without us having to think about them, so they don’t feel like work. But actually establishing those routines can be the tricky part.

Don’t worry! We just so happen to have a free pretty printable (in two cute color schemes) that can help us plan our routines and keep us accountable for them at the same time. You can snag it in the post below.

Why are daily routines important?

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Daily routines are so important because they become our natural default. Once we have a solid routine established, we typically don’t have to do any extra thinking about it or planning for it– it just happens.

Routines create structure and streamline our decision making. This can lead to more time to relax, lower stress levels, and a decrease in anxiety.

If our default morning routine is to wake up, complete an exercise routine, eat a healthy breakfast, read a chapter of a motivational book, and give ourselves plenty of time to get ready for the day, we will likely feel better– both that day and over time– than if we wake up at the last minute and rush out the door, skipping breakfast and feeling frazzled.

Download the Daily Routine Checklist with Morning Routine, Afternoon Routine, and Evening Routine

Ready to create your ideal daily routines? Grab the printable below (in both color schemes), and let’s get started!

Free Daily Routines Printable, Part of the Home Binder at freeorganizingprintables.com

Tip: If you’d like to use the same daily routine chart week after week without having to reprint each time, laminate the printable and use a wet erase marker to check off your items. Then simply erase the checks at the end of the week and start over.

Our Favorite Laminator

We have been using this laminator for years, and it has worked really well for us!

What to Include on Your Daily Routine Chart

Now that you have your pretty printables, what should be included in your morning routine, afternoon routine, and nighttime routine?

Of course you can create the routines that work best for you, but if you could use some ideas, we can help with that! Check out or morning, afternoon, and evening routine ideas below.

Morning Routine Ideas

Morning routines are so crucial because they set the tone for the rest of our day! Here are some things you could consider adding to your morning routine checklist:

  • Get out of bed when the alarm goes off without hitting snooze.
  • Make the bed.
  • Drink a glass of water.
  • Sip some coffee or tea.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Get in some exercise/movement.
  • Pray and/or meditate.
  • Read a chapter of an encouraging book.
  • Listen to a motivating podcast.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Recite positive affirmations.
  • Encourage someone (in person or via text or email).
  • Hug a loved one.
  • Unload the dishwasher.
  • Put in a load of laundry.
  • Shower/get ready for the day.

This obviously is not an exhaustive list, nor should you feel like you need to all of these things each day! Our hope is that this list will get your thoughts flowing and spark some ideas as you work to come up with your ideal routine.

Daily Routine Printable from freeorganizingprintables.com

Afternoon Routine Ideas

Times of transition can be tricky, but they can also be huge opportunities! When we get home from work or school for the day, we have a key window of time that we can use to form some healthy habits and routines.

Here are just a few ideas of things to incorporate into your afternoon routine:

  • Take a 20 minute nap.
  • Relax.
  • Reflect: What went well today? What could be improved tomorrow?
  • Spend time working on a hobby you love.
  • Complete a household chore or two.
  • Begin prepping dinner.
  • Take a walk.
  • Change the loads of laundry.
  • Read or listen to an audiobook.
  • Spend intentional time with loved ones.

We hope that adding some structure to your afternoon will help make dinnertime and after work/school activities run more smoothly!

Nighttime Routine Ideas

Finally, our nighttime routine / evening routine can help us end the day well! Prepping some thing in the evening can get us off to a good start the next day, so a solid nighttime routine is essential.

Here are a few evening routine ideas:

  • Clean up the kitchen.
  • Straighten up the living room.
  • Fold and put away a load of laundry.
  • Pack lunches for the next day.
  • Pick out clothes for the next day.
  • Make your to-do list for the next day.
  • Put away electronics.
  • Take a bath.
  • Do a few minutes of yoga/stretching.
  • Complete a skincare routine.
  • Read.
  • Write down three things you’re grateful for.
  • Spend time with your loved ones.
  • Pray and/or reflect on the day.
  • Get in bed in time to allow for 7-8 hours of sleep.
Free Printable Daily Routine Chart from freeorganizingprintables.com

Again, your nighttime routine doesn’t have to include everything on this list. (That might get overwhelming!) And it can certainly include items that we haven’t listed. Everyone’s ideal routine will vary based on their stage in life, family and/or employment situations, and personal preferences.

No matter what you choose to include in your evening routine, we hope it will help you to end the day on a positive note and set you up for success the next day as well.

There’s more where that came from!

The Daily Routines Chart is part of our Home Binder! See all of the free printables in our Home Management Binder in this post.

Daily Routine Chart: Final Thoughts

We hope these free printables and the ideas in this post have helped you formulate an intentional morning routine, afternoon routine, and nighttime routine.

Creating healthy habits and routines can have a huge impact on the rest of our lives. We can’t wait to see what positive changes you experience after implementing your daily routines!

Daily Routine Chart: Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Download the daily routine checklist by clicking the pink button in the post above. Print it out.
  2. Fill in the steps of your ideal morning routine, afternoon routine, and evening routine on the lines provided. See the ideas in this post if you need help coming up with your routine.
  3. As you complete each item throughout the day, check it off on your chart.
  4. Continue to use the daily routine chart until you’ve formed your new habits and do them without even thinking about them!

A solid daily routine includes things like:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Choosing healthy foods
  • Taking time to exercise/move your body
  • Drinking enough water
  • Praying and/or meditating

See the full lists of suggestions for a morning routine, afternoon routine, and evening routine in the post above.

Morning routine times will vary for everyone, but in general, a morning routine will take somewhere between 30 and 90 minutes.

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Free Printable Daily Routines Chart, part of the Home Management Binder at freeorganizingprintables.com

Happy Organizing!

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