The Information Diet

Because our brain needs one

Arc Sosangyo
10 min readJun 20, 2021
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I have these questions in my mind while working on this article:

How many times did I interrupt myself before I could start writing?

How vulnerable am I to easily giving in to procrastination?

How stressful is the thought that I haven’t achieved anything because I wasted time on something insignificant?

How long will it take me to finish this short article?

How is it that I’m fully aware of what I’m doing, but still foolish enough to keep repeating the same mistakes over and over again?

The price of distraction

It’s a no-brainer that focus is necessary if we want to accomplish something. The more focused we are, the higher quality work we can produce. Naturally, we all recognize that building focus requires both time and energy. Therefore, once we become distracted, we need to rebuild it, which consumes more of our time and energy.

Now, consider the extent to which our valuable time and energy are squandered each time we’re distracted.

Here’s the issue: The abundance of information meant to enhance our productivity is actually hindering it. Elements that are meant to keep us informed and up-to-date, such as emails…



Arc Sosangyo

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