"It wasn't burnout - we still had energy. It wasn't depression - we didn't feel hopeless. We just felt somewhat joyless and aimless. It turns out there's a name for that: languishing… Languishing dulls your motivation, disrupts your ability to focus, and triples the odds that you'll cut back on work."
Excellent article by Adam Grant explains how a sense of stagnation and emptiness may be the dominant emotion of 2021, and offers insights into what we can do about it.
"Even if you're not languishing, you probably know people who are. Understanding it better can help you help them."