It's really easy to get sucked into busy. I watch people race around corners, speed talk into their phones, order lunch while texting. And I confess, I've been addicted to busy too.
Not long ago I was a single mom of two, and then started a business. If that wasn't enough, a few years after that I went back to school and then... Yes, the list continues but not for long because soon I'd blown my adrenals; too much stress.