The number of opportunities you have to learn, do, and connect is mindboggling right now. Geography is no longer an issue. Time zones are not an issue. How rich you are is almost a non-issue; as long as you have a computer or a smartphone and can connect to the internet, you are more resource- and information-rich than a millionaire was 30 years ago.
That's the good news. The bad news is that this makes it very easy to try to do everything and connect with everyone. It is easier to do, capability-wise, but it still takes a big toll on you as a person. It means you're trying to do hundreds of things at once: you are catching up on the news, while learn how to code, while Skyping with your friend in Sweden and tweeting at J.A. Adande, and expecting to do it all well. It's a valiant effort, but if you're like me, you will feel completely wiped by the end of it and wonder whether any of it got done well enough.
You feel you have to do everything right now because you have the opportunity sitting right in front of you. If you don't pounce on it, you think you might miss out, or be left behind. That's definitely what fuels my hyper-attention.
The importance of learning how to focus is greater than ever. Focusing on something, a thing, is crucial. It helps you feel a sense of purposeful calm. Everything else can wait because you are full immersed in this thing, which, by you being so focused on it, is now automatically important and worth it. Trying to do a lot of things at once–even if you have the resources–is risky. And even if you are a pretty good juggler, you might still get burnt out and never want to see another ball again. Take care of yourself and remember that your attention has limits. Do as Ron Swanson wisely advised, and whole-ass just one thing at a time.