You can’t possibly stay on top of everything, so… don’t. Let those information stacks crumble under their own entropy. Regain control by setting your own terms. Treat information like the flow that it is; dip your toes in when you feel like it.
Switch off notifications. Tell Twitter that you don’t care about tweets that happened ‘while you were gone’. Archive those emails you’ll never respond to. Shuffle your Instapaper list. Trust if something is important enough, you’ll see it amplified through multiple channels. In Safari, treat the queue as a pool of learning you can dip in and out of. Enjoy the liberation of knowing you don’t have to complete everything on your list.
Advice for everything in life (which has now been lost to the internet archives). Pertains particularly to how I've been feeling the last few weeks. Here's the definition of Tsundoku as well.
The term originated in the Meiji era (1868–1912) as Japanese slang. It combines elements of tsunde-oku (積んでおく, to pile things up ready for later and leave) and dokusho (読書, reading books). It is also used to refer to books ready for reading later when they are on a bookshelf. As currently written, the word combines the characters for "pile up" (積) and the character for "read" (読).