Keeping busy at all costs is the cultural status quo, but the drive to do more is impacting our families, our work and our health. The result of being addicted to busy is not only a lack of time, but also exhaustion, anxiety, guilt, fear, social comparison, inauthenticity and physical illness. I am keenly aware of the price of crazy busy as the constant drive to achieve and push to fill my plate with degrees, accomplishments, board positions, awards, and "things to do," led me to burnout during the last year of my law practice. The so-called mid-life crisis is a thing of the past as burnout is happening a lot sooner in life and is hitting women especially hard.
"I've always been one of those people that feel 'bad' about relaxing since I could/should be doing something productive with that time."