Indeed, some distractions are more than useful

Prince Street (They Might Be Where The Excitement Is) ©MAIERMOUL
Prince Street (They Might Be Where The Excitement Is) ©MAIERMOUL

Seeing that a sentence has to have a particular shape can’t be forced; you have to wait for your own judgment to inform you, and it usually does, in time.

Some interruptions are worth having if they create a space for something to work in the fertile unconscious. Indeed, some distractions are more than useful; they might be more like realizations and can be as informative and multilayered as dreams. They might be where the excitement is.

You could say that attention needs to be paid to intuition; that one can learn to attend to the hidden self, and there might be something there worth listening to.

– Hanif Kureishi, The Art of Distraction, The New York Times