So it's been four days of being on vacation. The first thing I realized: something has to be done about e-mail. I don't want to miss an important message but do not want to be bothered by e-mail.
So short of disconnecting my work account from my phone, I disabled audio notifications for emails besides those from people on my VIP list.
It's been working great. I only get alerted to a few emails every day -- most of which can wait until I get back to the office.
I may like it so much that I’ll see if I switch back to the old ways once I return to the office...