This article is part of our Frozen Fantasy series.
Maybe it's the lack of sunlight. Or maybe it's too much tryptophan from holiday turkey. But December feels like the dog days of winter.
Fantasy stagnation. And absolute disinterest.
We've all been there. I found myself there over the last few weeks. It's a horrible state. You feel like giving up – rolling over in leagues where you're off the lead. Or maybe worse, you're a bit too comfortable in the ones you're leading.
Trades are easy antidotes to extinguish boredom and reignite a fire. That is, if you can find a willing partner.
It's not as easy as it sounds.
Some leagues are super active. Others are solidly asleep. Both are challenges to deal with – it's overwhelming at times to deal with multiple offers every week. It can shake your focus and drag you off your goals.
But trying to shake a league awake can be depressing.
Still, offering and receiving trade offers is a great way to sharpen your mental game. Even if they go nowhere.
For example, I had sent out two offers in one league that weren't even acknowledged! I left one out there a full eight days, just in case the owner only visited Mondays to set his weekly rosters. I even emailed him directly. Then I gave up. At least on him.
Maybe I should have thought about my next move – there hasn't been a single trade in this league all season.
Undeterred, I moved on to the next owner. I offered