November 15, 2018

Fell behind on your 2018 reading goals? Here’s how to get back on track


Well folks, it’s November and 2018 is coming to a close sooner rather than later.

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As fall turns into winter and 2019 approaches, it’s time to check in with your reading goals for this year. Are you crushing your targets or are you just falling short of the mark? If you’ve been lagging in the reading department, here’s how to get back on track.

Check out these five tips to check off all the title on your reading list.

1. Choose your reading list wisely. This isn’t the time to set lofty goals. If your targets are super hard to reach, you’ll be more likely to fail. Plus, you want to enjoy reading and not overwhelmed. Instead, look at your potential reading list as a way to add variety and diversity to your book selection.

2. Set goals and stick to them. It is very difficult to succeed without a thoughtful plan of action. Decide how much you can read in a day, a week, or a month. Perhaps you’ll read in small chunks of time, say on your daily commute to work, or long stretches after work hours at home or on the weekends. No matter what your schedule is, stick to the plan.

3. Track your progress. Want to crush your reading targets? Keep track of when and how much you read. If you don’t know how you’re progressing, it’ll be harder to move forward.

4. Keep yourself motivated. By tracking your reading, it’s easy to see progress and feel more motivated to keep on. Plus, reading is good for you, so share your goals with your social circle, book club, or community. Plus, you never know who might be inspired to read more as a result.

5. Accountability is your friend. It’s hard to succeed alone. Find a friend or relative who can check in with you, hold you accountable, and celebrate your wins. You’re more likely to achieve and do more with a support system.

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Stephanie Valente is the Digital Marketing Manager at Melville House.