yes, this world is really crazy right now, all the natural disasters and the mess in Afghanistan and covid and everything. I don't know how I'd be coping if I didn't have my faith, my best friend, my little doggy and a few other things that help me. My Mum and I don't talk very often, she's in Sydney and I live in a little country town in northern NSW, but she always wants to talk about how bad covid is, which it is of course and I'm glad she can talk to me, but it isn't helping my depression any.
As for me, well I've always been a homebody, I'm a very shy introvert with social anxiety so staying home usually works for me, but there are a few things I do each week which brightened up my week, like going to Church on Sunday, Choir on Monday night, Bible study on thursday and writers group every second Friday. Our church has online things and that's great, but it's not the same. I'm really thankful that someone comes once a week and takes me grocery shopping, I'm blind and need assistance, but that's my one outing a week. I'm trying to count my blessings, but the depression is growing deeper. One positive thing is that I've written more poetry in the last 2 weeks than I have for ages. Focusing on the positives is one of the good things we can do. I can't imagine how hard it must be for you trying to study in the midst of all this mess. I know it's hard when we lack the motivation to do the things we need to do. I haven't exercised enough lately either, I have an exercise bike, so I have no excuse.
I hope you find ways to cope with things. There are some really great people here who will be here if you need to talk or need a little encouragement.