I care a bit too much about politics/Twitter etc. I know @MissCrystal cares about politics a little too much too. I think this is a negative distraction and is hurting my productivity.
A positive distraction would be working out like @damooch916 does, taking the dog out for a walk as @cyaxrex does or spending time with kids as @eoinfinnegan does. Even watching football is a positive distraction.
I wanted to do 20 articles today, but could manage only 10 because I spent too much time worrying about politics, following Twitter. Have to change that. No more of that.
[Just to add to that - Your distractions should be something you can control, where you have an active involvement, like the 3 cases I mentioned above. It should not be something where you are nothing more than a passive consumer, such as getting outraged about the latest Twitter trends or worrying about politics. That is negative as you can’t control that, you can’t control how other people, hundreds of millions of them, think/feel/vote. I know I always talk a good talk, but I have to start walking the walk and follow my own great advice for once.]