Busy Life Syndrome: The danger of excessive commitments and tasks

We live in a society marked by hurry, constant activity and a growing need to fulfill multiple responsibilities. In this context Busy life syndrome arises, a condition that reflects the saturation caused by a demanding and fast-paced life.

This term, coined by researchers at CPS Research in Glasgow, describes the experience of those who find themselves constantly overwhelmed by excessive commitments and tasks. It becomes a kind of defense mechanism in the face of difficult personal circumstances, where people seek to distract themselves and stay busy to avoid facing themselves.

Rafael San Román, psychologist and PR Manager on the ifeel platform, explains that Busy life syndrome is not a disease, but rather an expression that reflects a growing problem in today's society. It is a response to excess demands and the difficulty of establishing limits.

This syndrome It manifests itself through symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety and frustration due to not being able to fulfill all responsibilities.. It is common for people who experience it to feel unable to give up any task, which eventually leads to physical and mental exhaustion.

Many people find themselves trapped in a cycle of limitless self-demand., where they feel obligated to meet all expectations, both their own and external. To counter the busy life syndrome, It is essential to learn to set limits and prioritize emotional and physical well-being. This may involve assessing whether work really pays off, learning to say no, and giving up responsibilities that do not contribute to our overall well-being.

Teleworking, while offering flexibility, can also contribute to overstimulation and overload. It is important to establish clear boundaries between work and personal lifeavoiding the temptation to always be available and committed to work tasks.

Although busy life syndrome shares similarities with burnout, it is important to distinguish between the two. While Burnout is characterized by chronic work stressbusy life syndrome involves voluntary or involuntary overexposure to multiple activities.

Promoting emotional well-being in the workplace becomes a shared responsibility between workers and companies. The business culture must focus on caring for the mental health of employees, establishing practices that encourage a healthy work-life balance.

(With information from EFE)