Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past forty years, it’s pretty evident that technology runs our lives. We’ve willingly submitted to our new master. Once you’ve put that into perspective, it won’t be hard to understand why we’re so busy all the time.

We’re constantly connected to work and school 24-7, and with deadlines and the pressure to do our best all, the time or we’d be run over and left behind, who can turn away from their phones or laptops for hours at a time?

No one. Especially women who have take care of the home, the kids, the husband, the chores, the errands, and work/career responsibilities.

That, in a nutshell is the “busy” disease. It’s serious and fatal when not taken seriously.

Sooner or later, the “busy” disease will make you very sick. When women are under a lot of stress for long periods of time, their bodies release great amounts of the stress hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is good if it’s in moderate amounts because it’s what saves our lives if we’re ever in any danger of any sorts.

It’s a basic human reaction called the fight-or-flight response. When it’s constantly released in huge amounts, however, bad things start to happen both physically and psychologically. The most evident and crucial problem it creates is that it suppresses the immune system, leaving the body vulnerable for attacks of any kind, even chronic disease like heart disease.

Women are known for being the caregivers of the family. They rarely put their own needs and wants first. Taking a breather like sitting somewhere quiet and secluded for 10 minutes with no distractions seems like such a foreign idea. But when you rest, you give your body the chance to recuperate from the exhaustion of daily pressure.

You will have more energy, surprisingly enough. You also have more mental clarity and focus, rather than losing your edge when you rest which is the first idea that pops into everyone’s mind. More importantly, you have a better perspective on life and you don’t lose hope or feel helpless as easily.

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