1.Useless information- Is this information crucial?
Most of these lists are time consuming, outside of your influence, negative, or not correlated with your goals. Most lists (and articles) are at least two of the four. Ignorance is extremely useful to keep yourself focused on your goals. Surround yourself with information that is relevant, cut off the rest.
2. Fake accomplishments- Dopamine and completing list
Every time we accomplish a task we receive a shot of Dopamine, it's nature's way of ensuring that we get stuff done. Dopamine keeps that feeling of motivation as we progress towards a tangible goal. This is why writing down your list of goals is so effective. It keeps you focused, and aware of your progress.
However, Dopamine is EXTREMELY addictive. It's is also released by nicotine, alcohol, gambling- anything that involves completing/finishing(reading email/text/cleaning/Facebook/etc). When unbalanced, Dopamine is toxic to your health and relationships, and dangerous to the people around you.
The problem with most list is that you get the feeling of accomplishment, you receive little shots of Dopamine, without progressing towards your goals. We are tricking ourselves into feeling productive.
3. Nothing ever changes-Making molehills into mountains
List over 3 are rarely effective when they are an attempt to change your habits. We get paralyzed by over information. Trying to do all "10 daily things people that make great burritos do", every day, is setting yourself up for failure. Instead, start with three things that have the most effect. It will take some trial and error to see what works. Do those three things, every day, until they become habit. Under three tends to be too boring, and over three can be too much. Master those three, THEN add more. Being overwhelmed is just as unproductive as being lazy, and it's three times as stressful.
.......Yes this list is only 3 things, I know.