In Circle of Compassion: Meditations for Caring - For the Self and the World, Gail Straub writes:
Constant busyness is a form of violence.
I acknowledge that too much busyness steals my
capacity for compassion toward both myself and others.
Overextending myself is sometimes tempting... there is so much important work to be done. What I tend to forget is that when I don't take the time to care for myself, I have less to share with others too. This book is an excellent reminder for me of the importance of always seeking a balance in my life ... between work and personal, activity and quiet, company and solitude, what I do for others and what I do for myself.