Hopper Time Management Style Preference
A Hopper Time Management Personality Type loves to juggle many things at one time. In fact, to give a natural Hopper only one task to complete may appear an insult! Hopper types love switching tasks and the energy it delivers. Despite their love of variation and new things, they run the risk of losing track of all their open loops when they take on too many tasks at once and spin out of control!
Are You A Hopper Personality?
Dominant Hopper Time Style Personality Types can learn to work most effectively with others when they better understand the strengths and weaknesses of their natural Impulsive TimeStyle Preference.
Time Management Personality Type
Have you ever been in the flow?
Flow is that effortless feeling when things just seem to work well. Those flow experiences are often thought to be random occurrences, but in our research and years working with others to enhance productivity and stay organized, we’ve found out some important information.
It seems that each of us has natural behaviors regarding how we manage time and how we organize our living and working spaces. And, the Time & Space Style Inventory was designed by productivity professionals with decades of experience to help you gain insight and be more productive as a result. Here’s what we’ve learned about personality styles when it comes to managing time!
How Your Time Personality Creates Flow Experiences
When things flow smoothly, we often think it’s simple synchronicity. But, the more you know about yourself, the better you are able to manage tension when you become inundated, over-scheduled, and blocked with clutter. When your stress increases, it’s important to understand how to work with our natural style preferences, and let your dominant habits and behaviors work for you rather than stand in your way!
If you ignore tension and stress, you can get in your own way, impede your best intentions, and miss your goals. Knowing which techniques, behaviors, and products support your natural style preferences, and which do not, impacts the overall quality of your life.
Tricks That Support Your Hopper Time Management Style
Understanding what techniques, behaviors, and products work for you, and what does not, impacts the overall quality of your life.
We all have natural behaviors regarding the use of time and how we organize time and space.
Sometimes our styles work well for us, but when we do not understand how to work with and support our dominant styles, we can get in our own way and impede our best intentions. Understanding what can work for us and what does not impacts the overall quality of our life.
For Hoppers, multi-tasking can maintain our energy, or it can completely drain us if we’re aimless and uncontrolled.
Hopper Case Study
Picture this: An ominous to-do list hangs nearby a desk fully occupied with projects, sticky note reminders, and ongoing tasks.
Bouncing from one job to another, the Hopper™ multi-tasks through her list at a dizzying speed. One who has a dominant Hopper Time Style Preference switches between projects and tasks frequently to maintain motivation and combat boredom. A bold, red slash through each list item makes her feel accomplished and productive.
Multi-tasking seems like a good idea because it helps Hoppers feel as if they are getting a lot done. They enjoy the change of pace and the freedom to switch from activity to activity. Contrary to the feeling of busyness and productivity, Hoppers are easily distracted, can get off-track, and fail to finish what they start Immersed in a variety of unrelated tasks, Hoppers can also lose track of time.
Hoppers have a tendency to be ‘quick starters’. They not only enjoy but THRIVE on the adrenaline rush of starting new things. They also love the dopamine that’s delivered when they successfully switch tasks.
However, uncontrolled hopping creates a path of incompleteness, which easily turns into overwhelm. A Hopper can also be unaware that others prefer to focus on one task at a time. It can frustrate coworkers when Hoppers do not pick up on clues that their constant hopping behavior causes stress, frustration, and distraction for others.
Hopper Time Management Style Flow Steps
What steps can a Hopper take to create flow?
When you attend to details, manage priorities, stay on-task, and notice time passing, you’ll naturally create more joy and presence.
Flow is defined as the “natural, effortless unfolding of life in a way that moves us toward wholeness and harmony” (from The Power of Flow, Belitz and Lundstrom). The gateway to flow begins with awareness, being present in the moment, and learning to manage your inner experience.
Flow Steps™ offer simple choices to help resolve tension and restore freedom over time and space.
Here are some basic Flow Steps that can help a Hopper enhance workflow and productivity:
- Eliminate as many distractions and interruptions as possible by establishing routines and creating a structure for the day.
- Focus your priorities by implementing a ‘Top Three List’ daily (and stick to it!)
- Break large projects into mini-goals and assign milestone dates for completion.
- Create schedules and routines that offer variety and change of pace.
These are just a few ways to use your natural time style preferences to create a more pleasing workflow experience.
The Six Time Management Style Preferences
Read about the other Time Management Style Preferences:
- Hopper Time Management Style Preference
- Hyper Focus Time Management Style Preference
- Big Picture Time Management Style Preference
- Perfectionist Plus Time Management Style Preference
- Impulsive Time Management Style Preference
- Cliff Hanger Time Management Style Preference
The Six Organizing Style Preferences
Different organizing styles require different solutions. These are just a few ways to use your natural style to create a more pleasing workflow experience. Once you identify your dominant preferences you can begin to take steps to integrate more Flow Steps into your experience.
Read about each Organizing Style Preference:
- Everything Out Organizing Style Preference
- Nothing Out Organizing Style Preference
- Saver Organizing Style Preference
- Minimalist Organizing Style Preference
- Straightener Organizing Style Preference
- No Rules Organizing Style Preference
Once you identify your time style personality preferences you’ll naturally begin to take steps to eliminate chaos and integrate flow into your life.
The Time & Space Style Inventory™ (TSSI™) is an online assessment tool that evaluates your organizing personality type and your time style preferences. Your style helps you determine your natural approach to how you manage priorities, attend to details, and take action. Make the most of your time. Pause and notice. Then choose to take actions that increase flow in your life. Consistently taking the Flow Steps will help you successfully manage yourself, and your decisions about time.
Embrace your Natural Time Management Personality Style!
Make it work for you – take the Time & Space Style Inventory™ and see what makes you tick! When you identify your dominant time and space personality style preferences you make better, more informed decisions, become more productive, and ultimately enhance your experience so you can enjoy your life.