Have you ever been in this situation?You wake up on Monday, ready to take on the world. Your work week is laid out in front of you, you (think that you) have a great schedule laid out so that you can balance your work life and home life, and you are sure that everything is going to go according to plan.And for most of Monday, it does.Then, the unthinkable happens. One of your clients has an urgent request that needs finishing before the week is over… schedule ruined. That simple shift in routine does more than make you feel overwhelmed at work — it affects your mood and increases your stress levels, and before you know it, your healthy work-life balance has been thrown out the window, and you’ve brought work problems home with you.We know this feeling all too well at DotConnect, and even though you may think the sky is falling when your workload changes or you need to alter your plans, it’s not the end of the world!Added stress happens from time to time, but with the proper routine, you can overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.Today, we’ll dive into three essentials to our days at Dot that can help you achieve the balance you want in life. And no, we’re not talking about the Pomodoro Technique, time blocking, and scheduling hacks — even though we love those things too.Instead, we’re about to look at the routine outside of work and the essentials for achieving an inner calmness that gives you the clarity to handle life’s unexpected changes with poise.