My favorite blogs to read have changed throughout the years, but one thing that hasn’t is my love for reading them. Most recently, I’m loving blogs that focus on personal growth and mindfulness.
I love bloggers who discuss how we can improve our mind, body, and soul. We’re all trying to become better people and improve ourselves, so it’s nice to find blogs where we can learn how to do that and how to foster great relationships with ourselves and others. Whether we’re trying to learn how to be more productive, get in shape, or how to achieve our goals, websites focusing on these personal development topics can get us inspired and motivate us to put some real effort into ourselves.
*Updated February 2020
Here are my current favorite bloggers who I am constantly getting inspiration from.
Are you a creative overthinker who talks yourself out of everything? Then The Blissful Mind is for you. Catherine is a mindset coach who shares amazing tips on how to add more bliss into your life.
Main topics: Self-care, Mindfulness, Wellness, Productivity, Minimalism
Start with: Develop a self-care routine,How to budget your money (Budgeting might seem boring, but I found this post extremely helpful, and even have it bookmarked, so I think you might too.)
James Clear, the author of “Atomic Habits”, has an excellent blog on all things habits, routines and bettering yourself. I love his approach because he does a lot of research and still keeps it interesting. Atomic Habits was a great read as well if you want practical tips for creating lasting habits. His emails are one of my favorites to open. Get on his list.
Main topics: Habits, thinking, performance, optimal health and lifelong learning
Start with:How To Optimize Daily Decisions
I love that there’s a blog out there dedicated to morning routines. My Morning Routine posts morning routines in detail from people with all kinds of careers from food scientists to best selling authors and they have a book dedicated to them too. They currently have over 300 routines on their website.
The Sunday Chapter was created by Angela Giakas and it’s a website inspiring others to “live a stylish and adventurous life.” Her content is so up-lifting. I love this website for travel inspiration and for tips on food, beauty, and lifestyle.
Career Girl Daily is by far my favorite website for career-related posts. They’ve got all of it covered. You can learn how to nail an interview, dress for success, and plan like a boss through reading their material. If you’re a twenty-something who cares about your career and future, you need this online magazine in your life, pronto.
Embracing Simple was created by Christina. It is such a great and inspiring blog. It’s all about, you guessed it, living a simple life. She talks about topics across the board, but sticks to topics that encourage self-development. She has an awesome (and free!) 4-week course about living a simple life if you sign up for her email list. It’s a great course and I highly recommend joining her email list.
I have been obsessed with The Everygirl for a few years now. It has just about everything you could want in a website. Self-improvement tips galore! I personally visit the wellness and career sections the most, but they also have home decor and party tips that I adore. They even have job opportunities posted occasionally!
Main topics: Career, culture, wellness, living, travel, fashion & beauty
Start with: How to grow old with yourself, Lessons learned from living alone, Network with confidence
Rachael Kable is an Australian author & host of @themindfulkind podcast. Her blog is filled with mindfulness tips and practices. If you need help navigating stress or enjoying the little things, check out her posts or podcast.
Mind Body Green is the ultimate website for those who love (or want to love) being healthy. Whether it’s spirituality or eating better, they’ve got it all covered. They even have courses! Such a great resource for living a healthy lifestyle.
Verily Magazine is by far my favorite online magazine. I wish they still sold physical copies, because their blog speaks to me so much. I love the opinion pieces. They give me new perspectives on topics that I hadn’t even given much thought to in the past. They’re truly inspirational and I could browse on there all day long if I let myself.
I recently discovered Boho Berry and boy am I glad that I did. She focuses a lot on planning and bullet-journaling. She recently inspired me to get back into using one – here’s our guide to starting a bullet journal if you’re curious about it. She is extremely talented artistically, but she’s also super motivational and all about goal-setting and working towards making your dreams happen.
Yogi Approved has tons of lovely content about mindfulness and spirituality. I think it’s great to learn more about meditation and balance. This website makes me feel more connected to my spiritual side, with content on healing and meditation and everything inbetween, it has everything spiritual covered.
Along the same lines of yoga and spirituality, I love Tiny Buddha for mindfulness and personal growth. You definitely do not need to be Buddhist to appreciate this website. It’s got more than just a blog, it has forums too. It’s definitely an inspirational internet place where wander and click for hours at a time.
Monica Beatrice Welburn started The Elgin Avenue blog, all about “leading a stylish, happy, and inspired life.” Her photography and content are beautifully crafted. It’s the kind of blog that you want to peruse for hours. Her guest contributors are just as great, and I know that if you love our content here, you’ll enjoy her She also has a podcast with her friend called “Let’s Discuss,” all about how to live a great life.
I used to be a contributor for GenTwenty and I love their message. They’re all about making your twenties awesome and their tagline is “a twenty-something’s guide to life.” Such an empowering website and I feel like they truly get how it is to be in your twenties.
Up for a humble brag moment? If you’re looking for personal growth content, we’ve got you covered here too. I started this online magazine to inspire women to become their best selves. We have different women from all over the world talking about how they’re doing just that. Main topics: Personal growth, lifestyle, career, relationships, wellness Start with: 5 steps for breaking past your conditioned beliefs, Mindset shifts for good vibes
This one is a bonus because Marie Forleo’s content is mostly on YouTube, but when I think of personal growth, Marie comes to mind. She tackles business and life topics to help you create a business and life you love. She’s such a badass boss and I love her attitude and personality. If you haven’t watched a video of hers before, get on it, immediately.