The culture can make it almost impossible to write. Checking email several times a day, spending hours on the Internet, checking and sending text message, watching television can also cause ADD, too
Spending more than 3 hours on television or the Web makes one more anxious, depression and lonely. Just what we all need in this uncertain time.
I try to spend less than one hour a day on the web, check my email twice a day and text twice a day. I don’t have a TV and I don’t listen to the radio. I only read the BBC news, otherwise have a news fast. I check Facebook once a week and I am considering deleting my account altogether.
I pray and meditate in order to stay present and notice the natural beauty around me.
This allows me to think clearly, and to write. Otherwise I am tossed around like a ping pong ball in the ocean.
The culture is promoting superficiality as a virtue. Writing requires depth. So it takes discipline to carve out one’s life from the flotsam of the culture.