The opposite attention state of distraction is daydreaming. Let your attention drift because writers aren’t supposed to be perpetually focused. When you daydream, you are not specifically focused on a particular task and you deliberately reduce or remove external stimuli. You deliberately allow your mind to escape from being present.
While your conscious mind is relaxing, your subconscious mind is performing many background tasks such as processing, ordering, categorizing, and eliminating information. Daydreaming is restorative to your attention because it pieces together various thought fragments into more coherent concepts.
This state is most notably associated with heightened creativity and insights.