I have found that as I find success, I also find myself busier. There is nothing wrong with being busy, and at least for me my form of "busy" is effective and effecient work.
I always try to work smarter not harder, but that's not what this is about. I try to spend one day a week on my EDUCATION. This weekend is different as I have devoted 2 whole days to continuing my education.
As I go about my day-to-day business, I am always running across stuff that I am clueless on. I have a little notepad that I will write the topic down, so that when I have my "Educational" time I can research it.
I was finding that I was stopping what I was doing to research a topic in the middle of the work day when I was supposed to be doing something else. So now, unless it directly effects the task I am on at the moment, I make note of it and research it later.
For me, dedicated a day a week to learning works super. I can learn so much more in one day (almost a weeks worth of notes) than I could if I stopped work to research.
I usually sit down with my list and reorganize it and re-write it(my notes are sloppy!) based on order of importance. I usually put the items in order based on what will help my business the most, and work my way down.
Anyway, I believe in continuing education, and my little system works for me.
Just a little tidbit of info. Not sure if it'll help anyone.