I have battled with PTSD and anxiety over the past year and I can happily say I’m in a pretty solid place right now through acknowledging what my body and mind needs, and going to therapy. I think mental health used to be something that was extremely taboo to talk about, however there are so many incredible people breaking down those barriers and making everyone feel more comfortable about talking about it.
Don’t be afraid to try out new genres (I had no idea how much I loved crime and psychological thrillers) or abandon books you aren’t loving or invested in. Most of the time I’ll know if a book is for me or not within the first few pages so keep trying until you find it. You can also start small by allocating 30 minutes to an hour a day, or reading during your lunch break instead of scrolling!