Personal interests and explorations are a key to new ideas, innovative approaches and fresh directions that we can take in life. In basic economics there’s a rule in play that states if one adds resources (people, technology, options, etc.) productivity will increase, and if the resources continue to multiply there will come a point when productivity will actually being to deteriorate.
It is absolutely critical to eliminate some of the personal projects laying around. Like in pruning, a gardener will always take away, that the plant might produce more fruit, not less.
When you’re exploring personal interests, always ask yourself , “what is the most important thing I can do at this very moment”? And learn to say no to yourself.