First, it was delightful.
Second, I made significant progress on challenging projects, the kind that — like writing or strategizing — require thought and persistence.
Third, my stress dropped dramatically. Research shows that multitasking isn't just inefficient, it's stressful.
Fourth, I lost all patience for things I felt were not a good use of my time.
Fifth, I had tremendous patience for things I felt were useful and enjoyable.
Sixth, there was no downside.