I've had training as a helpdesk person where I work and the first thing we always have to ask a caller is "Did you reboot?" If the caller hasn't, we then ask them to do it. This Techno Magic usually fixes whatever issue they are having and then the caller thanks us and goes about their merry way.
The last couple weeks, I've been struggling with my writing, revising, and life (in general) and yesterday, I determined that I too, need a reboot. My boss gave me the go-ahead and here I sit, in my pajamas after the best night of sleep in a long (very long) time. Today, I'm rebooting myself: no looming To-Do lists...no self-imposed word counts or editing. I've got my iTunes on shuffle and not skipping any songs. I'm even going to nap. Heck, I might even read for fun.
If you have deadlines or a cram-packed schedule or just a lot of crap on your plate, take some time to reboot yourself. If you take a full day, a week, or even a few minutes with the bathroom door shut...do it. And don't worry, sometimes you need to reboot more than once for the magic to work.