I Figured Out How To Consciously Balance My Consumption Extremes

Josh Spilker
4 min readFeb 8, 2024
Photo by Piret Ilver on Unsplash

“You have access to so much information. You don’t know how lucky you are.”

Someone said that to me. Either my dad or my grandmother. Or maybe I said it to my own kids.

No matter.

It’s true.

You do have a lot of access to not only information but also entertainment.

The hole…

And then there’s the hole we all tumble into.

It’s easy to fall into extremes — either consuming incessantly without creating or churning out content without taking time to absorb new ideas.

But as any productivity aficionado will tell you, you need to strike a balance between consumption and creation.

It’s essential for a healthy, thriving mind.

When you’re constantly consuming without creating, it’s like feeding your mind a steady diet of junk food.

It feels satisfying at the moment, but in the long run, it leaves you feeling sluggish.