You can do all the vacation type things that don't involve much money.
Today I went out and bought wedding anniversary presents and almost felt guilty about buying coffee while I was out. But coffee when I am out 3 times a week is my main source of calcium so over that.
Can't really go away when you are looking for a job.
Can't turn off the phone if you are waiting to be called back.
Get rejected a lot applying for jobs. Then some more. Wade through the ignorance and stupidity of recruiters if you can get them on the phone or return an email (some are good, diplomatically others are useless).
Check email, make calls. Field stupid questions from every man and his dog and your wife. Listen to "chin up" and "keep trying" from everyone ("it's all you can do").
If the state government wasn't in the process of sacking 10,000+ people (plus allowing contracts to expire and ending contractor/consultant engagement) I might be more confident of taking some time off.
I saw something like this coming and am sort of prepared financially and can hold out for a while dollar wise (but that also means my skills and knowledge are seen to atrophy). I may just go completely bonkers though. Some days I think I do.
If I was in Europe and had a job, I would be holding on for dear life.