“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
I go through phases when all I want to do is learn. During these periods, I can’t get enough new information, and I rarely waste time on my usual internet distractions.
I also go through phases when I need lighter fare. During these periods, I read memoirs or turns out pop science, and I fall down lots of internet rabbit holes.
This best decision I ever made was to stop trying to control which phase I’m in. It’s pointless, and I invariably learn something worthwhile anyway. This is the basis of the adjacent possible, and it’s vital to creativity.
It’s all about getting better.