It Took COVID-19 to Challenge A Hyperfunctioning Culture…Can We Come Through with Greater Balance?

For roughly the past 15 years, we have ramped up our efforts and expectations for functioning to unsustainable levels. The results have been greater stress and anxiety, less sleep and oh so many “have tos”. To be honest it would be nice as a therapist to be less busy treating teens and adults enduring painful symptoms just to keep up! Past efforts to mitigate our culture of hyperfunctioning have included books like The Overachievers, The Price of Privilege, How to Raise an Adult, and documentary films like The Race to Nowhere and Angst. Still the message to slow down, allow for struggle and therefore distress, pace ourselves without using external comparisons to drive us, and just be, h



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