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These Are Our Favorite Personal Development Blogs [Editor’s Picks]

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Once in a while, we all get that urge to do more for ourselves — although it’s not always clear what we could do or how to do it. Fortunately, in those moments, being inspired by the carefully chosen words of others can help us start down the path on our journey toward personal development.

Personal growth is a topic of interest for many of our readers, we know this. We also know there are many resources out there and that it’s tough to go through all the noise. So, we scoured the internet to find some of the best personal development blogs to bring the sources of inspiration closer to you.

These blogs, podcasts, and websites are just a few of those that are sharing stories and motivating people online. We might have overlooked some great sources, so if you have a personal development blog or you are an avid reader of one, be sure to contact us and we’ll review it for inclusion on our list! Drop us a line at media@rentcafe.com. 

We have looked at blogs and websites with niche-related content and an active online presence, to make sure we’re bringing you the relevant sources. So, here are some of our favorite blogs for personal growth and development.

Good Things Are Gonna Come


Jasmine Rice is a certified life coach who emphasizes the importance of making peace with where you are in life, as well as beginning your personal growth transformation with willingness and positivity. On her blog, she shares her own journey in embracing life — with both its ups and downs — and also offers self-care tips and advice to help you help yourself.

Becoming a Minimalist

 

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Joshua Becker was in the middle of a cleaning marathon when he had an epiphany: the amount of stuff he owned was taking away precious moments he could otherwise be spending with his family or bettering himself. That’s when he embarked on a journey toward minimalism, which he discusses on his blog. Together with his family, Joshua decided to adopt the minimalist lifestyle, which included figuring out what that meant for them. On this website, the family shares tips and practical advice for those wanting to try minimalism. They also emphasize that it’s not a one-size-fits-all recipe. It’s a journey.

A Life of Productivity

After being hyper focused on increasing his productivity for one year, Chris Bailey wanted to share his insights with everyone, so he created this website. Here, he discusses his deep passion for productivity and ways to master it. Chris has written two books and many articles about ways to become more productive and learn to love productivity.

Chris Guillebeau of The Art of Non-Conformity

 

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The Art of Non-Conformity is a personal development project started by writer and traveler Chris Guillebeau to help inspire people to follow their own path. On this website, he writes about three areas in which people should not strive to follow paths carved out by society or the people around them. Rather, he encourages his readers to find their own way to do what they love in their life, work and travel.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich

 

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Ramit Sethi is a Stanford graduate who believes that psychology is a crucial aspect in mastering your finances and becoming rich. He also teaches that being rich looks different for different people, so he encourages you to find your own definition. This blog and his book are about money psychology and finding the inspiration to take control of your financial situation, an important part of personal development.

Be More With Less

 

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Courtney Carver created Be More with Less after being inspired to become a minimalist herself. Here, she shares her own journey and inspires others to find the beautiful and the important within themselves. Courtney also emphasizes the importance of becoming debt- and clutter-free, which allowed her to live her best life — and is likely to do the same for you. She also launched a fashion challenge in the form of a project, through which she hopes to show people that you don’t need a lot to feel good — and owning less can actually be freeing.

Self Love Beauty


Lisa Thompson created Self Love Beauty in 2012 to help people become more confident, as well as develop their social and emotional skills to build meaningful relationships with others — and themselves. The organization’s mission is centered around self-love and personal growth; teaching people how to become more confident in their own person; and bettering themselves through positive attitudes and actions. Self-love, confidence, health, empowerment, community and inclusion are its core values. Meanwhile, the blog offers a supportive community for everyone to get started on their own journey toward personal development and self-love.

Rachel Kable


Rachel Kable is the creator of The Mindful Kind podcast, a place where she shares her journey with mindfulness, while also inspiring others to be more mindful, as well. A certified coach with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Rachel also has experience as a volunteer with the Anxiety Recovery Center. With a positive and warm attitude toward her listeners and readers, she encourages people to explore mindfulness as a way to manage their stress levels and anxiety and a tool towards personal growth.

Sam Laura Brown


Sam Laura Brown is a mindset coach and owner of a personal development blog. She tackles issues like procrastinating, being a perfectionist and feeling the need to please others, as well as what you can do to overcome certain blocks that may be in your way as you work to become the best version of yourself. Sam is also the host of The Perfectionism Podcast, in which she talks about her experience as a perfectionist and provides her listeners with tips and insights to shift their mindsets and reach their goals.

Verily Mag

 

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Verily is a magazine that does away with the idea of an “ideal” or “perfect” image of a person. Instead, it focuses on what is genuine, authentic and real — both in its visuals and in its stories. The team believes in empowering women to be who they are and to show their best selves, without Photoshop or artificial altering. Verily also aims to create a space where women can feel free and create connections with what matters for them — without all the noise of the artificial internet.

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About the author

Mihaela Buzec

Mihaela is an online content developer for RENTCafé. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in Current Linguistics. She is a passionate reader, writer, and researcher, with a background in academic writing. You can get in touch with Mihaela at mihaela.buzec@yardi.com.

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