This is more for my own reference but the drywall anchors that you screw in are better than those steel ones that expand. We have an old house and random stud placement. I just hung a mirror in our bathroom and needed to use some drywall anchors. Those white screw in ones in the picture on the left work great, the ones on the right, steel ones, not as well. They were loose. Maybe the guy at the hardware store had my situation wrong but I’m kind of thinking that those steel ones are more for cement or plywood… Not drywall.
I have a pretty large and diverse workload. I work with 50+ clients throughout the year and some days I feel like I am pinged by all of them for one thing or another. Most of them are urgent (!), but the others are really gracious about my time. I try and deliver in a timely fashion and not let projects stall on my-side due to a workload issue.
There is a lot of talk about work life balance and how to achieve this to not go insane. I have this pretty well worked out. Three hours a week we are given “wellness” time. This time is really beneficial to my performance as I can escape the computer and lift some weights, ride my bike, go for a run or whatever I have on the schedule for that day. However, there isn’t as much talk about work work balance… Maybe I am just not “searching” for the right keywords?
I use the office suite, Outlook Mail, OneNote etc… It works pretty well, so maybe a reorganization of how I keep my data in that “system” is all that is needed. The large influx of chat messages and email makes it hard to track it all. Pointing clients at a tracking system has been in my thoughts… but then I need to remind them where, how, upkeep the system, etc… Thinking out loud here…
Any advice or thoughts? Please enlighten me to be more organized and therefor responsive and productive.
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