Idea of the Week: Feeling Overworked or Overcommitted? Hit the Pause Button.

  • Fact: To over-function means to think, feel or act for another in a way that erodes their capacity for ownership or effective action. Over-functioning is an anxious response to stress and includes behaviors such as a failure to delegate, assuming responsibility for another’s work, excessive worrying about another, or telling others what you think is best for them.
  • Action: Next time you feel the urge to step in and do for others, hit the pause button.  Be responsible for what is yours to carry, and let others do the same.