From Disconnect - Derek Sivers (I recently picked up Derek’s book, Hell Yeah or No, and I’ve been listening to the audio version. This chapter is timely for me!)
Every business wants to get you addicted to their infinite updates, pings, chats, messages, and news. But if what you want out of life is to create, then those are your obstacles.
You get no competitive edge from consuming the same stuff everyone else is consuming. It’s rare, now, to focus. And it gives such better rewards.