This time of year is full of all kinds of stress in a normal year. Seasonal depression is a real thing, especially for parents, people distant from family and friends, you name it there is a reason for people to be bummed out between now and the end of the year.
This year is especially weird. We have seasonal depression/anxiety, COVID stresses, election anxiety, a year of protests, political division, kids stuck inside, distance learning, distance working, massive unemployment numbers, the list goes on and on.
While I as a mere technical guy who also writes books on occasion can’t solve any of these things I can use what voice I have to urge anyone suffering from these problems to call someone. Family, friend, a hotline, the guy who used to hangout at the local bar when that was allowed…someone. Don’t try to get through it alone.
If you are stuck in a rut it only gets worse. Give something new a try and perhaps turn off the news once in a while. It may help.