[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”150″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image source=”featured_image” img_size=”large” alignment=”center” css_animation=”none”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Can you believe it’s been almost a year since we started working from home? While doing so has allowed us to spend more time with our family, one of the constant struggles we face is establishing balance between our professional and personal lives. 
Now, although we’re about a year in when it comes to this “new normal” set up, we can always use more tools to help us achieve balance between life at work and life at home. If you’re already putting these tools into practice, then continue what you’re doing and consider them a sign that you’re well on your way!  [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tool # 1: Notebook, planner, or bulletin board
Write down your daily routine from when you wake up to when you go to sleep. Doing so will help you stay on track on what needs to be done. Also, it helps form a habit, which will help your body adjust accordingly. Consistency is key. If you find it hard to commit to a schedule every single day, take it one day of the week at a time. Don’t forget to include down time every now and then. You deserve to take a break.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tool # 2: Food and beverages 
While breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, give your lunch and dinner meals the same amount of love and effort. Prepare your meals instead of ordering take-out every now and then. Make sure you drink enough water. According to Mayo Clinic, daily fluid intake is 3.7 liters and 2.7 liters for men and women, respectively. Remember, a sound mind is in a sound body. To get more out of this tool, make mealtime part of your family time. Also, make drinking water a fun activity by tracking your daily water intake.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tool # 3: Space
Devote a certain amount of space for your home office. Creating your own office at home will help you get into work mode. If you have the budget, invest in a sturdy office table and comfortable office chair. A big chunk of your day will be spent in this space, so make sure it inspires and motivates you. The key here is to really work as far from your bed as possible. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tool # 4: Clothes
While it’s seemingly practical to wear whatever clothes you slept in to work, dressing up helps you get in the mindset of working. Prepare five outfits to wear from Monday to Friday, and you’re all set! Using this tool not only lets you maximize your clothes, it also eliminates the panic of dressing up when you have an emergency online meeting.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Tool # 5: Smartphone 
Harness the power of technology by using your phone to be more productive. Create a work playlist on Spotify, listen to a podcast (we highly suggest The Level Up! Podcast), watch TED talks, and more. When your work day is over, use your smartphone to catch up with your friends and family.   
There you have it – five tools that will help you find balance on a daily basis! The best part about these tools is that they are all within your reach. Good luck! [/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” shadow_x_offset=”0″ shadow_y_offset=”0″ shadow_blur=”0″ shadow_spread=”0″][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]