The Cycle of Overfunctioning and Distancing

Author:
Kathleen Smith
Date:
September 6, 2023
Type:

This article shows how patterns of behaviour can develop over time, and how reflection on our approach to situations might help navigate frustrations with relationships and teamwork, not only in the workplace, but also in our home environments.

"There is tremendous benefit to paying attention to the temptation to take over or take off. When have you found yourself caught in the cycle of overfunctioning and distancing? What could it look like to stay responsibly connected to your family and their challenges? To your colleagues at work, or another group?

It’s easy to convince yourself that a group needs your anxious overfunctioning, when it really needs your best thinking."

https://theanxiousoverachiever.substack.com/p/the-cycle-of-overfunctioning-and

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