iStock_000016699392XSmallLike most Veterinarians I struggle with how to manage my time.  I’m pulled in so many directions all day.

Do you have any thoughts on how I can manage the daily workflow?

Mike & Deans’s Answer:

Hello Susan,

Great question and one that is shared by many in the fast paced world of Veterinary medicine.

Here are some simple tips to follow to help you manage your time efficiently:

  1. Set an Intention – It’s been said that we can CREATE our day or allow our day to be created for us. The most successful business people that I know, always spend time each morning being intentional about their day.Ex. Your intention might be to be FULLY PRESENT for your employees but mindful of STAYING ON TASK with your priorities for the day.
  1. Get organized – Set times and boundaries for your meetings, calls, etc. Honor those times you’ve set aside to do those tasks. Sometimes we interrupt ourselves and procrastinate around doing the tasks. Stay focused and you’ll feel much more productive at the end of the day.
  2. Communicate – Have a five minute huddle every day with your team. Discuss your goals for the day, who’s responsible for what, what tasks need to be accomplished, how the day will flow, etc.