Jim Court: You’re not a permanent part of her life. You’re a distraction.
Lloyd Dobler: I’m the distraction that’s going with her to England, sir.
~ John Mahoney and John Cusack in Say Anything
Personal distractions are a permanent part of your life. They will always be with you.
I’m not talking about interruptions. Those aren’t going away either. Here, I’m talking about those leisure activities that some consider distractions.