Everyone needs a little pick me up once in a while, especially if they’re suffering through a major illness or simply had a horrible day at work. You could seek solace in your friends, family members, children or spouse, but many times these individuals are the major source of your stress and anxiety. Sometimes you just want to read about how someone else is improving his or her life, and maybe even a few tips and suggestions to get yourself back on track. If you’re looking for a little inspiration, here are the Top 5 Blogs you should consider perusing. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself reading one or all of these informative, uplifting or simply amusing blogs every day.

Almost Fearless

At some point in their life, everyone dreams of quitting their boring, 9 to 5 corporate job, selling off all their worldly possessions and grabbing their spouse, kids and dog to travel the world. Christine Gilbert began living this dream after she quit her job in 2008. She continues to travel the world with her husband and son Cole, blogging about her travels and providing words of wisdom for anyone feeling trapped in their present existence.

http://almostfearless.com/

Your Joyous Life

If you’re looking for simple, practical ways to live a more grateful, positive existence, visit Your Joyous Life. You’re told immediately on the site’s landing page that you were sent there for a reason, and there are several ways to live a more purposeful, colorful life.

http://www.yourjoyouslife.com/

43 Folders

Reading a dizzying array of inspirational quotes and uplifting stories is a great way to motivate yourself, but sometimes you want practical tips to help you achieve a specific goal. This is where 43 Folders comes in extremely handy. The site’s creator Merlin Mann lays out a roadmap to help you achieve your aspirations, and the process is only as simple or complicated as you want to make it. If you’re detail oriented, and want to find innovative ways to improve your life through time management and technology, than 43 folders is the site for you.

http://www.43folders.com/

Zen Habits

Sometimes, all you’re after is a white page, black words and a minimalist website that’s free of banners, ads and the multitude of distractions found on other blogs. If you’re looking for a simple, straightforward inspirational blog, Leo Babtua’s Zen Habits is the website for you. The page’s stark layout is calming, and perfect for anyone looking to share in someone’s personal thoughts and experiences over that morning cup of coffee.

http://zenhabits.net/

Big Happy Buddha

In a perfect world, everyone could devote several hours a day to personal reflection, or maybe even 10 minutes to read your favorite inspirational blog. If you only have a few precious moments of peace every morning before your life becomes a hectic storm, consider spending this time reading quotes on the Big Happy Buddha. This site offers you a daily boost of Buddhist wisdom from many of the religion’s most noted followers, including the Dalai Lama.

http://www.blogs.com/topten/top-10-great-daily-inspiration-blogs/

The aforementioned blogs are only a sampling of the inspirational website and personalities scattered across the web. Here are a few more to explore:

I Cannot Believe I’m Blogging: http://icannotbelieveiamblogging.blogspot.com/