We always say to ourselves, “This is going to be the year I do better!” And as January comes and goes, we get frustrated that we aren’t where we thought we would be.
Great news! You can still start goals today. Who ever said you can’t start in February? Or any month for that matter?
One goal I always have is that I want to read the Book of Mormon more, but I do really good when I have a reading chart. Maybe elementary school instilled this in me, but it works and so I created some options that I thought you might love too.
30 day reading challenge
A few months ago, a friend friend texted Emily and I asking if we wanted to do a 30 day Book of Mormon reading challenge.
What? I am not a reader. What makes you think I am going to read this in 30 days? Well, let me tell you and show you how!
She sent me a 30 day chart that broke it up perfectly for me. All you have to do is read it in smaller chunks. As you look at the chart, you see where you have to read to. It’s so simple, then there is a spot for you to check (if you want).
When I did this, I listened to it. That’s what works for me and the best way for me to read anything, but you can do whatever you want.
I loved that I would get into a routine every morning where before going to the gym, I would sit on the couch, turn on my scriptures, and just enjoy some time to focus.
This became such a special time and the fact that I actually did finish the Book of Mormon in 30 days was incredible to me.
The great thing about this is you can do this anytime. And multiple times throughout the year. Just know, this is here for you if you need it and you find it to be a valuable resourse for yourself or anyone else wanting to get more scripture reading in.
365 days in a year, easy!
Maybe for you, 30 days is way to fast. Instead, you want to take it in even smaller chunks, but then really be able to get in a habit of daily scripture reading. Then this chart is for you!
Now, each month is broken up into circles for each day. You read (however much you want) and mark the circle. This is really just to help you have a say to track your daily reading in the simplest way possible.
Sometimes we overwhelm ourselves and make it too complicated. This shouldn’t do that. Instead, my hope is that it just helps you become accountable to achieve a goal of reading every single day.
Come Follow me, A Weekly Guide
Now, this year the focus of the church is The Book of Mormon and Come Follow Me has broken down a schedule that is easy to follow, but also what is discussed weekly in Sunday school discussions and lessons.
So why not make a fun reading chart that you can break down the weekly reading and check off as you do it.
For me, reading is so much easier when it’s in smaller, more realistic chunks. Never have I been a big fan of reading, but when I can do it little at a time, I will actually do it.
What I love about Come Follow Me is that it’s a great resource to help improve your studying of the gospel. And every teacher loves when a class will participate in class discussions. The best way to participate is to come prepared, and this should help with that.
The moral of the story
Here’s the thing, I personally have noticed that as I read (even the tiniest bit) daily my day is better. Is my day perfect? No! It’s just better because I started it with a spiritual focus rather than scrolling on Instagram or TikTok.
If you are needing something to help get your reading done too, these are for you. Hope you enjoy them, print them, use them, and share them with anyone else you think could use them.