I've just spent the last week doing very little work, very little checking email and generally avoiding social media. It is to be recommended. As a replacement I've caught up with a couple of friends, spent time outside in the country, watched some Olympics at Eton Dorney (Canoe Sprint) seen a musical (Singin' in the Rain), seen a Dodo and generally had a restful time. Wonderful.
I've now got another week of work before heading to The Track for a week that doesn't resemble work or rest... something in the middle perhaps?
August is a funny month. Perhaps September will be more normal?