I woke up sneezing and sniffling this morning, took my daily allergy tablet with two cups of black coffee and read the news. Grog city. Not getting anything done. Blame the allergies and blame the news.
Then I made a few phone calls, just check-in jobs with students who graduated high school last spring and are starting their college careers. And click! Engaged, ready to get stuff done.
Don’t underestimate the power of a hopeful human voice over the phone (or, in my case, over wifi on the Google Voice extension for Chrome). This is my advice for when you’re feeling stuck and in a fog: call someone.