That’s the first question IT always asked me, and it made me crazy. But a large majority of the time, it actually worked.
“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”
The thing is, it’s not just good advice for computers; it’s good advice for people too. If you find yourself getting upset, frustrated, irritated, or just generally out of sorts, take a few minutes and walk away from whatever situation is frustrating you. Take a few deep breaths. Take a walk outside. Look up a favorite picture on your phone, or a beach picture on your Pinterest. Turning your brain off, even for 5 minutes, can be really helpful for dealing with whatever it is that’s bugging you. Because really, it’s so much harder to solve a problem when you’re upset than it is when you’re just a bit calmer.