I really liked the 6 profiles of giving from this article on Generosity Burnout.
- Experts share knowledge.
- Coaches teach skills.
- Mentors give advice and guidance.
- Connectors make introductions.
- Extra-milers show up early, stay late, and volunteer for extra work.
- Helpers provide hands-on task support and emotional support.
Which one do you do most? How is that helping you and others? Is there one you’d like to do more (or less) of?
And maybe you could consider “subtracting” some forms of support which aren’t necessarily working for you. See this article on the value of subtracting rather than adding to make things work better.