Episode 56: How To Stop Overfunctioning


If you’re a high-achiever and pride yourself on doing well in life, there’s a risk you’re also an overfunctioner.

An overfunctioner is someone who looks like they have it all together.  They’re organised, reliable, helpful and viewed as a great partner, colleague or friend.  From the outside all these things are perceived to be great.  But for an overfunctioner on the inside it leads to frustration, exhaustion and even burnout.

You’ll recognise if you overfunction if:

  • something needs to get done at work and you just do it, whether it’s your job or not
  • someone in your life is struggling with something and you feel responsible to help them, even if they don’t ask for your help
  • you have a secret (or not so secret) belief that if something needs doing, it won’t get done unless you do it, even if the other person is capable
  • you feel overly concerned for everyone’s happiness

In this episode I explore:

  • What is overfunctioning
  • How it might show up in your life
  • How you can move from overfunctioning to optimal-functioning

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