reading challenge goal tip #1: buddy up and get some inspirationYou may already be working your way through a reading challenge, but if you aren't, join one! They can give you reading inspiration. Plus they come with a built in network of people to cheer you on. If you're not in on a specific one already, it isn't too late to start. Here are twenty reading challenges running this year. Feel like going more free form? Grab one of your IRL reading buddies, start a book club, and make a pact. Maybe you can both set the same goals. Or maybe you could read the same books at once. Either way, having some one to bug you in person may help keep you on track.
reading challenge goal tip #2: cut your goal up into little bite-sized goalsSometimes big goals can seem daunting. I'm a professional reader, and even I'm freaking out at how behind I am on my reading goal. But after I finished panicking, I realized: I've got this. I just have to be smart about it. The best way to make big reading challenge goals seem less scary is by using math. Yes, math. Fear not, book nerd! It's easy. You can use a little math to break the big bite of your reading challenge goal down to more manageable morsels. For me, I need to read…*gasp* 60 books before the end of the year. As of writing this, there are 110 days left this year. So I need to read a book every two days…or less! No wonder I'm falling behind. Basically, that means I need to make some big changes if I want to reach my reading challenge goal. Good thing I have some more ideas:
reading challenge goal tip #3: Carve Out Some Quiet Time every day
To conquer my seemingly impossible reading goal, I'm going to need to carve out some time just for reading every day. A lot of people like to read before bed, but that personally gets me too riled up. Other people like reading in the mornings before work. That doesn't work for me either, because I'd never want to move! No, what I like best is to come home after a long day, brew a cup of coffee, and flop down on the couch with a novel.Whenever you like to read, try to make it a habit. Giving yourself some exclusive reading time every day will help get you back on track with your reading challenge goal.