You’d think I would’ve learned by now. You’d think by the fifth or tenth time I would’ve recognized what’s going on. You’d think I’d know how to avoid it by now.
There’s too much to learn. There’s too much content to consume. There’s too much content to create. My attention is divided into too many pieces to count.
This is a habitual thing for me. When I get excited about shiny new things I get too deep into the rabbit hole. So deep, that it’s hard to climb out and get any actual work done.
How can this possibly continue on? I have a fixed amount of time in my days. I can’t keep filling it with more stuff—more newsletters, more tweets, more Discord chat communities, more Zoom calls, more things that aren’t adding enough value to my life.
Lately, my days have felt like a whirlwind. I’ve been doing a mix of part-time work and the occasional one-off freelance job, yet I feel busier than I have in years.