Breaks are good, being in a rush isn’t. Relaxation is important, stress is nasty. Stress hormones are poison, for the body as well as the soul. A daily dose of hustle and bustle is the same as a daily dose of poison.

School is stressful, and so is your job, just like the news, breakups, smartphones, traffic lights, appointments.

Never really having time makes you socially inept, your emotional intelligence withers, and you never get to have those actually important talks with actually important people.

Is there an antidote?

There is, see above: Rest and relaxation. They act as natural armour, surprisingly strong, and surprisingly fast.