Grab your coffee and let’s chat.
Do your reading goals stress you out? Do you even set reading goals for yourself? This was a second year that I set a GoodReads reading goal (I had one previous year, but it didn’t really count because I set it in July (thinking that it just goes year from the date it’s set…So, obviously I failed that one). I have to say that having a set number of a reading goal for the year is very stressful. For me. I don’t know why. I didn’t set too high of a number either – 80 (I mean I’ve seen people set 200 book goals and I unfortunately can probably never do that).
It’s just having that number in the back of my head and slowly climbing to it through the year – brings me stress. It’s quite silly, but it is what it is. I always think well what if I don’t make it. I know it doesn’t really matter, but try telling my brain that.
I also consider changing the goal to my needs for the year (lowering or raising it) is cheating. I know it’s not. I know it’s practical. But, once again, try telling my brain that.
So for the next year I’m thinking of putting a small number (like 40) and then still reading a lot. That way I will be less stressed and feel more accomplished too 🙂
Also, with having a higher reading goal I felt the quantity taking over quality. I’d just be reading something just to read it – I want to be more selective with my books in the new year. I want to read great books, books that teach me something, that destroy me in the best of ways, that leave me with feelings.
Tell me – what stresses you out? Does GR book reading goal stresses you? Does your TBR pile stresses you out?
That’s it for this Monday hang-out. Thank you chatting with me. Till next time.