I just got back from a relaxing holiday last week. I have a rule to cut off from the Internet while on a break. If its urgent my team will call me.
I am the early riser between my wife and daughter so over a cup of coffee in the balcony I quickly sift through my mail. If there is anything urgent I respond. Else, let it go. I will do a mail clean-up once I am back.
I then glance at Techmeme for the days tech news.
That’s it. The rest of the day is spent living.
I wish I could replicate this process on a normal workday — limit social media, blog reading and obsessive email checking. The time saved could be spent on doing real deep work.