If you’re not moving forward, you’re heading backwards, right? Each day, you have the chance to enhance your lifestyle by learning new things. Ask yourself: Do you waste that opportunity? Self-improvement is more than the latest buzz phrase – it’s something to which we should all dedicate our free time.

Of course, there are only so many hours in a day. You can’t change that. You may feel that you don’t have all that long to spend on self-development. Luckily, we might have the answer. There are actually many self-improvement Reddit groups that can help you along the way. That means that you can get bite-size information and advice at the touch of a button (or the click of a touchscreen!). Here’s what you need to know.  

Self Improvement Reddit

Get Motivated

Feeling lazy, lethargic and unmotivated? With more than 14 million subscribers, Get Motivated is an immensely popular self-improvement Reddit community. Packed with quotes, inspirational stories and a whole load of support from redditors, the subreddit is all about spurring you on to reach your goals. Scroll through this one for some inspiration.


Let’s talk about a subreddit that is exactly what it says on the tin. Self-improvement is a community that covers all areas of the topic. From what books to read to general advice from redditors, you should be able to gain a wealth of knowledge here. The group currently has more than 170,000 subscribers and is always growing. What’s more, it’s highly active, with daily (and sometimes even hourly!) posts too.

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UK Personal Finance

Money, money, money! Staying on top of your bank balance can be a real nightmare, at the best of time. If you’re looking for a little help along the way, the UK Personal Finance subreddit could be the way to go. The community specifically looks at British money issues, such as retirement packages, ISA bank accounts and more. If you feel confused about any or all of the above, the 60,000 people strong community may be able to help.

Deciding to Be Better

Are you looking for a way to improve your life? As far as self-improvement Reddit communities go, you can’t go wrong with Deciding to Be Better. With 300,000 subscribers, the subreddit is a space where you can post about personal issues and ask for advice from others. Redditors also share insightful information and advice on how changing your small daily habits can transform your life.


Do you struggle to get things done? Don’t we all? The Productivity subreddit has more than 300,000 subscribers and is the community for all things based around the topic. Whether you want to work harder professionally or up your game at home, this is the place for you. You can expect posts about productivity-boosting apps, tips and general advice.

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When was the last time you sat down and dedicated some time to reading? If you simply can’t remember, you have to check out the Books subreddit. The community has more than 16 million subscribers and regular updates. You can expect frequent posts about new literature, book reviews and recommendations too. If you’ve been going through something of a reading dry spell, get yourself online right now.

Explain Like I’m Five

Explain Like I’m Five is a subreddit group in which redditors give you a layperson’s rundown of any given topic. Pose a question and the community will answer. For example, recent posts include why muscles shake when they’re tired and how AI systems know what you’re saying. The group is massively popular with more than 16 million subscribers.

Get Disciplined

Get Disciplined is the self-improvement Reddit community everyone needs in their life! The subreddit has more than 400,000 subscribers and offers all the support you need to get your life on track. For instance, one recent post that was highly typical of the group had the header ‘a few reasons why we give up on our dreams’. Nice.


Trying to hold onto your pennies? Frugal is the subreddit for you. The community is a space where redditors can share their money-saving tips and pieces of advice. From taking shorter showers to using coupon codes, all the info is right here. Everybody loves a bargain which is why this subreddit has more than a million subscribers.

Food For Thought

Looking for some interesting facts? The more you know, the better you’ll be. Food For Thought is a subreddit with more than 200,000 subscribers and you absolutely have to check it out. Redditors share interesting pieces of news and opinions on this particular forum. You can expect long-form rants and endless discussions.  

Self-improvement Reddit


Self-improvement and self-education go hand-in-hand. If you’re already a fan of the channel, the TED subreddit is worth checking out. On the community, people share their favourite videos from the brand and discuss them. With the tagline ‘Stir Your Curiosity’, this 49,000 strong community of people is a nifty place to gain extra knowledge.

Life Pro Tips

Fancy being a pro at life? That’s exactly what the Life Pro Tips subreddit is all about. The self-improvement Reddit community has more than 15 million followers and is jam-packed with all the advice that you could ever want. You can expect gems such as ‘change your alarm once a month’ and ‘let your grandparents teach you their hobbies’ on here.

Zen Habits

Next, let’s take a look at an emerging self-improvement Reddit community. Zen Habits has 170,000 subscribers and it’s plain to see why. On this subreddit, you can gain an insight into how to make changes in your life, develop your passions and be more present. As you may imagine from the name, the discussions here tend to take a more holistic approach.

Ask Science

Need to geek up on your science knowledge? If it’s been a while since you were at school, you might want to spend some time on the Ask Science subreddit. You can pose questions about any given topic and also take part in discussions. Interestingly, the group often attracts experts to host AMA (Ask Me Anything) talks, where you can interact in real-time. The group is a true fount of knowledge and has more than 17 million subscribers.

You Should Know

Is your general knowledge lacking? Do you want to learn something new? You Should Know is the answer. The subreddit is a community of more than 900,000 people who love to share intriguing facts and snippets of information. Posts range dramatically from the philosophical to just plain, good advice. For example, one redditor may tell you that you can get a deal on Spotify, while another may talk about inequality. It’s well worth your time.  

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