Wisdom of the crowds. There’s no other way to describe Reddit. While it won’t win any awards for its pretty face in a hurry, there’s no denying that Reddit is one of the more influential websites on the planet today. So, what better place to go to if you are starting to feel that your life needs to be more than ordinary. After all, many consider it to be among the websites you cannot live without.
Feeling deflated is a perfectly fine human condition. Feeling absolutely demotivated is easy when one is caught in the bear trap of humdrumness. But thanks to the shared experiences of the human ocean on Reddit and their collective common sense, finding a solution to do something about your life is easy. You may use Reddit to find cool stuff, you may use Reddit to fuel your creativity, or if you are in the right place, you can use it to change your life. Browse these subreddits and tell us if they are the place where you can begin to think of your life.
With a combined congregation of 245,628 “wolves”, this subreddit can easily be the first page you turn to for motivation. Here, you will find the whole gamut of motivational stuff – from quotes to videos. Those are good, but what you should search for the little personal stories and you will find plenty around the discussion threads. Click the Reddit buttons to expand the multi-level discussions and jump in. The GetMotivated subreddit has a few levels like the Accountability Buddies where you can meet like-minded people to talk about shared goals.
Ever impressed someone with a life hack tip that really worked? It’s not the high of the score but the tiny ways these life hacks can improve your life. For instance, I would make a case for using a gentler alarm for waking up instead of a klaxon. As a tech writer, I appreciate sage advices like the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes of staring at the computer screen, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds to avoid eye strain. This again is one of the larger subreddits with nearly 600,000 readers.
Try this popular subreddit too — r/lifehacks
Ever heard of thefor Ultimate Productivity? I hadn’t till I came across it on this subreddit. It led to an obscure blog post, the theory of which I have no way of proving or disproving except by trying it out on myself and seeing how it helps me better manage my time and my productivity. From the half-a-million readers of the last subreddit to the 3000+ readers of this one is quite a climb down, but this community is just one year old…so I will give it more time.
When it comes to self-improvement, you can’t get very far with just motivation. You need self-discipline to be the iron in your mortar. As the subreddit says so well, discipline, contrary to popular opinion, isn’t for the grumpy army colonel that yells at soldiers to do more pushups, but instead discipline is simply “Training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior”. A man cut from the same cloth as me asked — I am only productive during the night, can anyone help? I wish someone would help him…because I need the same answer. I also “Pocketed” this informative thread — What are some good podcasts that make you get up and be productive? Some good suggestions which you should look up as well.
Zen Habits may remind you of the popular self-development blog by Leo Babauta. And why not, because he was among the people who created this subreddit in the first place, along with other motivational “gurus” like Jonathan Fields. The blog is about self-growth and also covers life topics like happiness, relationships, health, goals, motivation, simplicity, etc. The subreddit now has a life of its own, stoked by contributions from its 50,000+ members.
For all the self-improvement chatter, we won’t get far if we don’t pay attention to the main vessel, our bodies. The Fitness subreddit is probably the Number One health-related community space here with 400,000 enthusiasts “working out” together. Informative links, tips, and advice should help to cover all fitness related queries. Check out the links on the sidebar which point to more resources like the Reddit’s 12-Week Body Transformation Challenge.
Last but definitely not the last; we end with one of our primary motivations. The desire to be happy. Man’s oldest quest is every continuing and you won’t find the formula here, but yes, you will find a lot of clues. We are surrounded by negative energy, so it makes sense to deliberately go out and search for a positive boost. This subreddit tells us simply that the world is okay.
It’s easy to get lost on Reddit, but getting lost while seeking answers to personal development is a whole lot of fun altogether. The hard work comes later. What you will find on Reddit is that the world isn’t such a lonely place after all, and your experiences are probably shared by someone on the other side of the globe. If you still aren’t on Reddit, try our Reddit Guide first. If you are an old hand on Reddit, tell us what you think about these places that can help you be something more than ordinary. Which other subreddit would you suggest for personal development and self-growth? Pour it out in the comments.