Researchers warn how keeping busy could be detrimental to your health

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Addiction can rear its ugly head in many forms.

From drugs and alcohol to shopping and gambling, millions of Americans struggle with addiction on a daily basis but for some, the addiction can be as simple as being too bust and it could be more harmful than you think.

So many of us are overbooked, running from appointment to appointment, and it turns out that for some people there is a biological need, an addiction, to being busy.

Inc. Magazine takes a look at the consequence of taking on too much.

Experts are quoted as saying, that in its most simple form, having a full schedule feels good and flatters our egos.

But in its most dangerous form it is an uncontrolled urge to be in a state of constant business, a need to get stuff done.

Inc. reports it creates what some call a “builders high” – the jolt of energy we get from creating or accomplishing something and similar to other addictions, like alcohol, the person may keep needing bigger and bigger doses to keep them satisfied.

And that is where the danger comes in when we’re talking about any addiction, that can start small but snowball out of control.

Certainly something we should all be aware of.


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