Unfortunately depression often kills people's former desires in hobbies.
I used to love reading. A lot, especially as a kid/teen, as it was my main way to escape reality.
But now, as an adult approaching her 31st birthday... I struggle to even read now. It's frustrating.
Thanks depression! /s
Perhaps it's as you say. You're simply struggling to read because of fatigue or something like that. However, I thought that that was the case for me as well. Now I think it was more of a comprehension problem. One that I think I've found an effective control over. Time will tell.
For me it was as though I was reading things too passively and I couldn't tell you what the paragragh I had just read was about, even immediately after reading it. The trick I arrived at was closing my eyes while reading.
Now that I've given you time to say wtf
to yourself, what I mean is that you close them after reading a few words, try to anticipate the forthcoming words by contextualizing on the basis of what you've already read, then open your eyes and read the next words. Rinse and repeat.
To my thinking, the benefit of this is that it basically forces active reading. It also contrains your contemplations on the material because every time you're wrong about what it's about to say you'll immediately correct yourself by continuing to read. I find it rewarding to discover that my guesses are similar to what's acctually written, as well as learning through review that I'm actually getting something out of what I'm reading. This will obviously extend reading time, as it's adding a step.
Beyond that, in observance of principles coming from behavior analysis, I'm hoping that active reading will eventually be reinforced such that I no longer need to close my eyes while reading but I'm still unsure how the schedule part of schedules of reiforcement works.