My inbox is a much happier place since I stopped getting notifications whenever someone comments on the blog. I still try to catch the comments and reply as required, but instead of responding to them as they come in, I now have "blogging time." The notifications were interruptions.
BTW, I turned off email notifications years ago. An even bigger distraction.
What's distracting you? What are you receiving that makes you lose your rhythm? What can you turn off or let go of?