Makeup tutorials and kitten videos aside, one of the best ways YouTube has enriched our lives is through its self-help content. We’ve rounded up seven channels that have had the most positive impact in our lives. Whether they teach you something about human behavior, offer tips on a better way to organize your closet, or just make you feel a little less alone, these videos will inspire you to become better and better, every day.
We’ve rounded up seven channels that have had the most positive impact in our lives. Whether they teach you something about human behavior, offer tips on a better way to organize your closet, or just make you feel a little less alone, these videos will inspire you to become better and better, every day.
Life is an art. Make it your masterpiece. Covering topics including minimalism, creativity, self-love, and the KonMari method, Aileen is all about helping you create your dream life. The simple aesthetic of her videos not only reflect her philosophies but are also pretty therapeutic to watch (especially for anyone into pastel color schemes). You can listen to more of Aileen’s lessons, stories, and advice in her weekly podcasts.
The School of Life
What is meaningful work? How can love last? How can one find calm? What’s gone wrong (and right) with capitalism? The School of Life tackles all the most important questions we never got answers to in school. Ironically, these are the very questions (when left unanswered) that can cause the most stress, emotional turmoil, and perceived alienation. These lessons from The School of Life will show you that you are not alone (or crazy) in your struggles and that there are very natural explanations behind them.
With delicious, nutritious meal prep recipes, step-by-step exercise routines, minimalistic home decor, organization tips, and more, Rachel champions a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She’s so down to earth and relatable that her glamorous-looking life feels within reach — even for those of us still figuring out how to use a bullet journal.
Gracie Francesca: UglyFaceofBeauty
Gracie, aka The Internet’s Big Sister, is an advocate for positive body image, sex ed, mental health, and above all — speaking the truth! She doesn’t skirt around uncomfortable topics, preferring to introduce us to her therapist and explain openly why she got back with her ex-boyfriend. A beacon of honesty, vulnerability, and female empowerment, Gracie inspires us again and again with each new video.
John Green (best known as the author of best-selling novel The Fault In Our Stars) and his brother Hank decided to forgo texts and emails in 2007, communicating via videos on this channel instead. As brothers do, they talk about anything and everything — from politics and dad jokes to mental health and cute kittens. They’re like your cool uncles that talk about all the real sh*t you want to know — with impeccable diction and charismatic nerdiness.
Forleo is an entrepreneur, writer, and philanthropist who will teach you how to get anything you want. She addresses struggles that all creatives run into on MarieTV with actionable advice, a goofy sense of humor, and most importantly, the feeling that someone else out there gets you.
As the name suggests, Fight Mediocrity is a channel that pushes your self-improvement through big ideas. Each video illustrates the major points in popular self-help books such as The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and Outliers. It’s perfect for those who are into self-help books but prefer a visual SparkNotes version instead.
xx, The FabFitFun Team