I highly recommend someplace like Mljet, which has only two ferries a day, for a good, solid getaway. You can soak up beautiful scenery and store up the energy of a slow pace, which is the only antidote to modern life (see, you're even multitasking!). I won't go on and on about its wonders, because I'm afraid of rubbing it in...or of missing it, and the wonderful company, too much already. If you can get away, definitely do. But you can also make your own mini-Mljet: a long, meandering conversation with good friends and wine, music that makes you get up and dance, a pause to savor the sedate pleasures of a cup of tea. It doesn't have to look like this, although that certainly helps with the appreciation bit.