When you’re learning a new skill or trying to form a new habit, it can be helpful to join a supportive community. Reddit is such a community treasure, and it can be a great source of information and tips on many self-improvement topics.
Reddit has thousands of subreddits dedicated to improving themselves in countless ways. To save you time and effort, we’ve put together a list of the best self-improvement side credits sorted by what you’re trying to accomplish.
Start with the Basics
If you’re working hard to work for yourself, these four extra credits can help you quickly form a new habit.
- r / Self-improvement: This subreddit is filled with strategies that you can immediately put into practice.
- r / Productivity: Just a few new habits to consistently perform better at work and in your personal life.
- r / GetMotioned: Even just scrolling through this subreddit can put you in a better mind.
- r / GetDisciplined: Are you a procrastinator? This is a great place to ask for advice, share ideas, and discuss methods to improve your self-discipline.
Slow down your brain
You can absolutely train your mind to slow down, and almost anyone can benefit from learning this skill. Visit these extra credits to learn how to be more present in the moment.
- r / Meditation: Learn to quiet your mind and become more mentally and emotionally stable. This subreddit has instructions on how to start meditating, a description of the different types of meditation, and a must-read list whether you’re a beginner or an experienced one.
- r / Mindfulness: Learn to pay attention with purpose and live in time. You’ll find memes, quotes, tips, and personal posts on the mission to stay optimistic and focused on what’s happening around you.
- r / ZenHabits: This subreddit asks you to practice what it preaches: “You can think a negative thought without sharing it.” Keep your negative thoughts to yourself as you browse through photos, videos, and personal growth discussions.
Improve your health
It’s hard to focus on anything else if your body isn’t feeling well. These subreddits provide advice and motivation for taking care of the unique body you will ever have.
- r / Gymnastics: This subreddit contains many resources, including an entire wiki, guides on how to lose weight and build muscle, and advice on workout routines.
- r / Lose: If you’re looking to lose weight, then this is the subreddit for you. This community will help you find healthy, sustainable ways to lose fat.
- r / StopSmoking: Are you a smoker? This subreddit will help motivate you to quit. You will be very glad you did.
- r / StopDrinking: Whether you’re trying to stop drinking altogether or you just want to cut back, this subreddit is full of encouragement.
- r / Yoga: This community wants to help you get the most out of the group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices known as “yoga”.
- r / Nutrition: When you are educated in nutritional science, you can make better, more informed choices about what you put in your mouth.
- r / MentalHealth: Being healthy isn’t just about your body — your mental health is just as important.
Consider alternative solutions
Stay open to perspectives and approaches to your life’s challenges by visiting these subreddits.
- r / FoodForThought: This subreddit emphasizes “long-form articles and essays that stimulate intellectual discourse”.
- r / Free: Using logical and scientific principles to consider culture, religion, politics, etc. so that we can all live in a more rational and rational society.
- r / skeptical: A healthy dose of skepticism can prevent you from falling for scams and misinformation.
- r / ChangeMyView: When you have an open mind, you can better understand other perspectives. People post their opinions on this subreddit and then others come up with other ways to think about it.
Cut off the extras
We’ve all heard that “comparison is the thief of joy.” When you learn to want less, it’s much easier to be satisfied.
- r / Minimalism: In short, less is more.
- r / SimpleLiving: The motto of this subreddit is, “Live better with less.” It emphasizes sustainability and cooperation.
- r / ZeroWaste: Reduce your environmental impact by following the recommendations posted in r/ZeroWaste.
- r / Stoicism: You don’t have to be completely immersed in the philosophy of Stoicism to benefit from the recommendations on this subreddit.
Find out what’s new
Learning a new skill or immersing yourself in a new subject are both great avenues for self-improvement.
- r / IWantToLearn: Whether you want to know where to start or you need advice on leveling up, everyone on this subreddit will give you advice on how to learn anything you’re interested in.
- r / Ted: Members post links to the best TED talks available. These “shareable ideas” videos are typically under 18 minutes in length.
- r / HowTo: You can ask how to do a particular thing and someone else will guide you. Or you can post tips on how to do something you’re good at. From parallel parking to starting a podcast, this subreddit has you covered.
- r / OpenEd: You’ll find posts with resources like textbooks, online courses, free lectures, and other academic materials.
Improve your surroundings
Your immediate environment can have a big impact on your happiness. These extra credits help you take care of the space you occupy.
- r / Declutter: How to get rid of things around you that you don’t need or want.
- r / DigitalNomad: Being able to gain control of your surroundings means changing where you live and work. This site is for remote workers people who don’t stay in one place for too long.
- r / Gardening: Learn to grow things on your little planet piece. Whether you have a giant garden or a few pots on your balcony, this sidekick can advise on anything that involves growing plants.
- r / Homestead: Homesteading is a way of life based on self-sufficiency. This subreddit covers all aspects of homesteading like fishing, aquaculture, aquaculture, beekeeping, canning, etc. You get the idea.