There’s always a plethora of social and online content to engage in for fun and stimulation; reading and sharing of ideas, podcast listening and social media engaging (currently I’m loving The Burnt Toast Substack and podcast, and delighting in the brilliant and swear-y Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes on the
To reference Katherine May's excellent book, it sounds like you've been wintering! I hope you found some rest and rejuvenation! One podcast I might recommend for those necessary periods of low-stimulation is British author Melissa Harrison's "The Stubborn Light of Things", a one-year project recorded during 2020 that follows her on walks around her Suffolk countryside, hears guest recordings from other writers, and focuses on a different introspective theme per episode (i.e. Ritual, Mystery, Stillness, etc.). I cannot recommend it highly enough!
Jane Eyre is my favorite! I've reread and taught it repeatedly. I always find something new. Enjoy and feel better.
Hope you are feeling better soon!!