The Best Self-Improvement Websites You Should Be Visiting in 2018

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The Best Self-Improvement Websites You Should Be Visiting in 2018

By Kayla Matthews   /     Dec 29, 2016  /     Productivity Hacks  /     , , ,

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New Year’s Day is right around the corner, and you’re already making a list of resolutions, or resolution-like alternatives. This is the year you make big changes and give yourself the life you’ve always wanted. There’s only one problem: Fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions is not an easy task.

We all know the stories of people who go to the gym the first few weeks of January and then gradually stop going. It takes a lot of effort to make changes in your life, but I believe in you.

You might need some motivation or perspective along your journey. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of self-improvement websites you should visit in 2018.

The Ultimate List of Self-Improvement Websites to Follow in 2018

If you’re looking for ways to calm the chaos surrounding your life, consider Zen Habits. This website contains lifestyle choices that will make you happier and more productive.

Tiny Buddha is full of inspirational content about relationships, happiness, mindfulness, healthy habits and much more.

Mark Manson is a bestselling author who gives life advice on his blog. Manson values happiness, self-knowledge, habits and relationships.

The Good Men Project prides itself on starting conversations that no one else is having.

This self-improvement website focuses on becoming successful.

Addicted 2 Success teaches you how to achieve your goals.

You don’t have to be a gym rat to get in shape and improve your life.

James Clear offers self-improvement tips that are backed by scientific research.

The goal of Pick the Brain is to help you grow. This website focuses on motivation, productivity, health and self-improvement.

Steven Aitchison wants to teach you one thing — change your thoughts, change your life.

Turn your life around by focusing on happiness and positivity.

Asian Efficiency will help you become more productive than ever in 2018.

My list of self-improvement websites wouldn’t be complete without Life Hack. The site is full of life tips that will make your day easier.

Good Life Zen will lead you to a life full of happiness and inspiration.

Accomplishing tasks is a huge part of self-improvement. Productivity 501 will teach you how to use technology and organization to be more productive.

The Start of Happiness is all about finding your true passion and getting paid to do what you love.

This website will help you make small changes that will have a huge impact on your life.

Read personal development stories from real people and learn from their experiences.

Eric Barker’s blog will give you expert insight and scientific research on how to master life.

Between his blog and podcast, well-known personal development expert Tim Ferriss still provides content that will change your life.

Michael Hyatt is an author and virtual mentor who will help you succeed in life.

Want freedom in how you make an income? Paid to Exist will teach you how to get paid doing what matters to you.

Want to make a change in your life, big or small? Advanced Life Skills believes that developing certain skills will help you make any change.

Self-improvement is also about relationships. The Bridge Maker focuses on forgiveness, letting go and changing your life.

Stephen Guise transformed from a natural slacker to a productive workaholic, and he’s willing to share how he did it.

Take control of your life in 2018 by learning how to manage your time and boost productivity.

Bestselling author and popular podcaster Gretchen Rubin knows all about happiness and developing good habits.

S.J. Scott, another bestselling author that made the list of self-improvement websites, teaches you how to develop habits that will make your life better.

The Live Your Legend team is dedicated to helping you find work that is meaningful and makes a difference.

Self-improvement expert Remez Sasson wants to see you live a happier and more successful life.

What She Say is a lifestyle and self-improvement blog for midlife women that offers information and tips, promotes intentional and purposeful living, financial intelligence, encourages women to be and do what they envision, and supports them in their desires to become the best version of themselves.

Greatist is mainly focused on health and wellness, including categories like Food and Fitness. But their Life section also provides some great insight into our minds, offering advice on things you may not have thought were holding you back.

PsyBlog’s best feature is probably just how many categories they have, so you can find exactly what you need. Whether you want to focus on your happiness, boosting brain power or nutrition, you’ll be able to find it here.

This site is the work of Celestine Chua, aspiring to help you live your best life. It offers a podcast, articles as well as full-on video and live courses to seriously help you with your self-improvement journey.

If you need the inspiration to reach your self-improvement goals, you can find all the words of encouragement, quotes and other content to keep you motivated all year round.

Actualized focuses on videos to give you the personal development info you need. With over 150 hours of video, as well as a forum where you can have discussions with others on a self-improvement quest, there’s a wealth of encouragement on this site.

A combination of a blog and television show, MarieTV, the site would be a powerhouse with just Marie herself. Her show, though, offers interviews with other experts in various fields that hit on all sorts of types of improvement. If that’s not enough, Oprah recently had her on her show.

Purpose Fairy takes a spiritual approach to improvement, focusing on the mind, body, soul and meditation. Her most popular post is one you’ve probably heard about, called 15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy.

Life Optimizer is summed up well by their tagline: Reach your full potential. Optimizing your life is all about taking certain aspects on one at a time, making them more effective and all around better until your life as a whole is where you want it to be.

The creator of Raptitude wants you to know that there are a bunch of skills school never taught us, and working on developing those is what makes us better at being humans.

Bulletproof isn’t just a typical blog or site — it’s a full lifestyle. Things like the Bulletproof diet and coffee promise to help you upgrade both body and mind until you find your way to being Bulletproof.

All of the content and advice on Think Simple Now is drawn from real-life experiences of people just like you. It’s easy to relate to and can ease you into starting your self-improvement journey.

Don’t wait and hope that the start of a new year is going to automatically refresh your life. Take action and pave the course of your future yourself. This year, 2018, is the perfect time to become the person you’ve always wanted to be and to have the life you’ve dreamed of.


Have a blog that you’d like to see featured on this list? We get a lot of requests from people who want to be featured on Productivity Theory. Now you can be! If you’d like your website to be featured on this list, please email Productivity Theory’s editor, Kayla Matthews, at kaylamatthews [at] Send along the URL for your blog and a one-sentence description of how your website helps people with self-improvement. 

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Kayla Matthews writes Productivity Theory and is constantly seeking to provide new tips and hacks to keep you motivated and inspired! You can also find her on Huffington Post and Tiny Buddha, and follow her on Google+ and Twitter to stay up to date on her latest productivity posts!


  1. Colleen Says: November 7, 2017 1:14 pm

    These are great – I love everything Mark Manson and Tim Ferris produce. A lot of these weren’t on my radar, so I appreciate you sharing such a robust list. Love your site – and didn’t realize you wrote for HuffPo, would love a future post on how your journey to become a freelancer for them!

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  2. vicky Says: November 17, 2017 10:01 am

    hey there. Thanks very much for this post. Very grateful. God bless you

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