Input, Input, More Input!
(The title is a reference to the 1980’s classic ‘Short Circuit’)
I feel like I’m finally starting to understand the meaning of the phrase “information overload”. It seems like lately, I find some sort of ‘input’ to fill every minute of my life. I wake up in the morning and listen to the morning news, I listen to the day’s podcasts on my drive to, and from work. When I get back to my home office and continue working on other freelance projects, I usually have some sort of news show playing in the background. I watch online videos while eating, and I even fall asleep to Coast to Coast AM or a podcast I didn’t get to listen to on my daily commute… and all of this isn’t including all the research (internet browsing) I usually have to do during work.
Over the next few days, I plan to start cutting-back. Give my brain some quiet time, and hopefully go from taking in an overwhelming amount of input, and pumping out a little more output.