Today, I stumbled upon a wisdom-packed old blog post by Sam Altman.
The following quote brought me to the article and I thought you might like, too:
Minimize your own cognitive load from distracting things that don’t really matter. It’s hard to overstate how important this is, and how bad most people are at it. Get rid of distractions in your life. Develop very strong ways to avoid letting crap you don’t like doing pile up and take your mental cycles, especially in your work life.
Cognitive load is a knowledge worker’s enemy. It’s what makes you feel scatter-brained and anxious if you don’t keep it under control.
You simply can’t grow your business if you’re mired down by too many small gigs, odd jobs, distracting work, or other low-impact activities.
At best, these things create cognitive load that stresses you out and distracts you from the bigger picture.
At worst, they hold back from achieving your potential.