Climate change. Political craziness. Economic uncertainty. The world is full of stimulus, which is causing an untold level of stress.
In even the best work environments, people cannot help but bring such stresses into their work. You cannot help it either.
You can try to ignore these external stresses. After all, what have those things got to do with your work? Denial is a powerful mindset allowing humans to cope with the problems they are facing. For a while.
You might want to try talking about it with your team. Normalize what people are feeling. Empathize with how they are feeling. Then talk about how you can support each other. This is what leaders and teams do.
Who knows, you might even find a way for the work you do to help improve the world around you.
You’ve got this.