You can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending.
If you’re lagging behind, feel that you didn’t do enough, are overwhelmed and burdened to the point your heart comes to your throat because you cannot see the road ahead.. Hold yourself right there.
Allah has promised you that He will be there for you whenever you call upon Him. Ask Allah to show you the right path ahead and start walking. Ask Allah to ease your pain and increase in His Remembrance. Ask Allah to grant you righteous companionship, believers as friends and supporters and strive to be a better, loyal and principled friend to others.
Allah will never burden you, never let you drown as long as you hold onto Him. Allah will part the ocean of distress for you and a solid pathway to ease when you submit your woes, sorrows, pain and troubles to Him.
Only look upto Him for help and He will rescue you–for His help isn’t temporary, but will carry you to a peaceful abode at the end of this road.
Reading a book by your favourite author has a positive impact on your mood and helps you in relaxing.
Then, what would the Book that your Lord revealed and called a healing for that which is in the hearts and a form of mercy and guidance for the believers?
Give Quran the best of your time and attention – not the remainder.
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلنَّاسُ قَدْ جَآءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَشِفَآءٌ لِّمَا فِى ٱلصُّدُورِ وَهُدًى وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ سورو يونس ٥٧ O humanity! Indeed, there has come to you a warning from your Lord, a cure for what is in the hearts, a guide, and a mercy for the believers. Surah Yunus 57
One hadith to motivate and raise your spirits while memorising Quran is the one where the noble Messenger of Allah ﷺ foretold how the parents of the guardians of the Quran will be honoured, crowned and elevated because of the efforts of their child or children to preserve the Quran in recitation and memorisation.
Mu’adh al-Juhani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites the Quran and acts according to what is in it, his parents will be crowned on the Day of Resurrection with a light brighter than the light of the sun in your worldly houses, were it among you. So.. What do you think of one who acts upon this?” – Sunan Ibn Majah
Set good goals for yourself, focus with intent and look forward to completing your journey with the Quran.