Guest post by Anna Dworaczynska (learn more about Anna at the end of this post)
I recently realized I have been spending every minute of my free time reading personal development books. I am currently studying Think and Grow Richby Napoleon Hill.
As I spend at least an hour commuting to work, reading seems like the only reasonable thing to do. Moscow is currently experiencing a true ‘reading boom’ and seeing the Muscovites without it, is unusual. The pace of life in Moscow is fast and vibrant, and I would say it isn’t very different from other major European cities.
The reason I touch on the type of books I read is because I can’t remember the last time I read something truly for pleasure and it scared me a little.
Am I becoming obsessed with my self–development? career?
I used to read a lot of classics and literature. However, in the midst of a constant pressure for personal growth, I stopped. I have entirely limited myself to self–development and ignored nourishing other parts of me.
Is it time for us to start reading different types of books? The type that don’t necessarily teach us how to establish another business successfully, but the ones that make you look at your life and your priorities from another angle?
I know for me it is.
About the Author
Anna Dworaczynska is a Polish freelance journalist and editor currently on a short term contract in Moscow, Russia teaching English. She can be reached at [email protected].