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Why Are You Attached to Being Busy?

March 11, 20159 min
The inability to give yourself down time or leisure time can be a huge problem for your health.Being busy can be a great thing in your life. It shows you're actively working, planning, and splitting your time in multiple places. However, are you someone who gets anxious thinking you have nothing to do the next day? Or do you have a hard time avoiding emails while on vacation? Or are you constantly staying planning to stay busy because you just don't know how to relax?Unfortunately, you might be too attached to the feeling of being busy. This can be extremely unhealthy. The inability to give yourself down time or leisure time can be a huge problem for your health. Your brain and mind need rest outside of sleep in the form of a quick nap, a fun stroll outside, 30 minutes of guilty pleasure TV and magazines. By doing this, it can keep your energy level and mood up.How can you try to unwind and have time dedicated for just you?Rebecca Scritchfield, MA, RD, ACSM discusses why you might be attached to feeling busy and how you can find time to unwind throughout your day.

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