What is worth filling your mind with?

I have a stack of books waiting to be read in my bedroom. They're gathering dust—unfortunately. Not because I don't want to read them. I do. And it's not even a matter of not having the time because I could find it. It's a matter of mental bandwidth.

I consume plenty of content on a daily basis: news, podcasts, videos. But I'm starting to wonder if that's a good thing. Is it really important to stay up to date with everything that's going on in the world? Is it worth consuming hours of podcasts every day? Old me would probably think that yes, it is.

Current me though, is not so sure. I'm starting to think that all this consumption is not good for myself. I can only worry about so many things in my life and I can only tackle a finite amount of problems.

So maybe it's best to scale things back. Maybe it's best to read more books and less news. Maybe it's best to skip the next podcast episode and instead listen to the world around me when I'm out for my walk.