A list of personal development resources for 2020

Hello everyone and welcome to the 2020s!

Not only have we entered a new year, but a new decade as well. With this in mind, I wanted to put together a list of resources and tools that I have found helpful and inspiring throughout the years.

Articles, tools and exercises that tackle major components of our lives: meaning and purpose, health and fitness, productivity and success, nourishment and cooking.

Most of all, I wanted them in one place, easily accessible and within reach. Putting together the list helped me reflect on my own journey and growth in the past decade – what helped, what didn’t, what worked and most of all, what changes were lasting, sustainable and why.

I hope you will find these resources helpful and go back to them again and again! make sure to bookmark and save this post so that you have it within reach anytime you need a little bit of help or inspiration. 



For all things personal development, Celestine Chua’s Personal Excellence blog has been my go-to. She has many in depth quality articles on:



I’ve really enjoyed Marie Forleo’s interviews (on MarieTV) and her podcast in the last couple of years! lots of insights, practical advice, successful stories of people that bounced back from setbacks and turned their businesses around in an impactful and profitable way, as well as lots of life-enriching content can be found on her website and in her book, that she launched last year, “Everything is Figureoutable“.

Here’s a list of interviews that I found most useful and inspiring:



One skill that can exponentially impact your life and health for the better is learning how to cook. Given that every cell of our body gets regenerated and fed from the foods and drinks we consume, what we put in our bodies will literally become our bodies.

The ability to be able to cook simple meals using a handful of ingredients is one of the most underrated skills in the universe AND one that can directly impact the length of your lifespan and your health.

So, if you want to start cooking (and you should) or improve and diversify your cooking skills, these are some resources to check out:



I love to (speed) walk and that is my absolute way of moving and getting some exercise in BUT, when I want to challenge myself, yoga is another favorite of mine. And if I am not hitting my local YMCA for a yoga class or a workout at the gym, I enjoy doing some:

  • Yoga with Adriene – for some easy poses and stretches
  • Boho Beautiful for a more intense yoga or pilates session
  • For little ones, Cosmic Kids Yoga is a great way to introduce simple yoga moves and movement through engaging storytelling


Want to better plan your time and become more productive and efficient?  writing it all down and being consistent with it is key!

Here is a list of my most used and loved planners over the years:

  • Make it Happen Planner by Leaders in Heels. These are 12 months planners that cover to do lists, daily and weekly pages, quarterly and yearly reviews and basically, pack quite a few tools for self-reflection, goal setting and accountability. I have this one.
  • The 5 Minute Journal is the perfect tool to help you start your day feeling grateful, energized and focused on the positive in your life. I have spoken about it before and I will keep on speaking about it since it has not left my bedside starting 2017. It has been the no. 1 most instrumental item in helping me cultivate a mindset of gratitude throughout the way.
  • The Productivity Planner – I have found this most helpful in breaking down the bigger, long term tasks and goals like finishing a novel, a dissertation paper, or a big, unstructured project. The planner makes it easy to structure a somewhat abstract and formidable goal in smaller, achievable daily tasks by working in pomodoros with scheduled breaks in between.

That’s it! I’d love to know what are some of the tools and resources that have helped you along the way so make sure to comment down below and let me know.

To a happier, more productive and meaningful year to us all!


p.s: photo found on pexels.com




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