As someone who is always up for trying new experiences and projects, the idea of reading the same books, watching the same shows, or doing the same workouts feels so alien to me, but oh, I'm so sorry to read about your experience.
I'm super proud of you that you were able to figure out a solution with your therapist. And even happier to hear that it's working out and you're trying new experiences. This is indeed a tough time, and we should all be allowed to take up whatever we need to cope with the stress. Thanks for coming with such an honest and informative piece. Take care and lots of love. xx