We all have a life situation that is unique to us. This is why there is no straight forward way to do anything. If there was a cookie cutter solution to everything to life, we would all be doing it. Don’t get me wrong, there is always room to improve anything. Time management is not an exception. We all have different time management needs that will vary from time to time. It is important to understand that everyone has a unique situation that changes as our lives do. Here are just a few examples of what we should understand about a different time management situation.
Someone is a student. When you are a student you need to organize your classes, exams, assignments, etc. Time management plays a large role but not the only role in success in school.
Regimented schedule. There are situations where your time is completely managed by someone else; for example, like basic training in the military (thank you for your service). In this situation, the time management advice does not do you a whole lot of good.
Working a 9-5 job. You don’t have much control over your work hours and frequently not what you do at work depending on your situation. In this case most likely you will be able to do a lot of things that you will be able to make yourself as efficient as you can.
A lot of freedom over your time. There are many different reasons you can be in a situation like this. You may be an entrepreneur and are responsible for all of your time, you may be retired and have your time to yourself. You may be working a really flexible job or you are a freelancer. If you do find yourself in this category, then time management is the most important to you than the others.
Remember that everyone is unique and has an unique situation. There are situations that can require us to improve our time management situations that may call for us to lay off the regimented schedule for a while. For example, a vacation or a significant life event can cause having a schedule to take a back seat for a while.