With Instagram being so popular and is the go-to for the latest in pop culture news and fashion trends, it’s also a place to find inspiration for your everyday life. When you need a pick-me-up during your lunch break at work or you’ve just had a stressful day at school, these Instagram accounts will have you feeling renewed and inspired once again.
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Having little reminders like this while scrolling through your feed, amongst the girls who seem too perfect to be true and the amazing places you’d love the chance to travel to, can bring you down to Earth in a peaceful way. While you could dwell on the negative, there’s nothing like the instant dose of endorphins to settle your nerves. Taking care of yourself and your body is just as important as any assignments you have due or deadlines you have to meet.
Prepare to be dazzled, because as soon as you follow Tisha your life will never be the same. This lovely lady creates food art unmatched by anyone I’ve ever seen. Once you start following her, you’ll constantly be in awe of how someone could possibly make the artwork she does on an Oreo cookie. Let me just say, I chose this picture from her account because I loved the diversity in the Disney Princesses she chose to create, but it was a tough choice. This gal has made Botticelli's “The Birth of Venus” on an Oreo cookie. She also works in other mediums such as pizza, doughnuts, and sandwiches... and oh yeah, she’s an occupational therapist when she’s not creating food art.
While not everyone is an artist, everyone can take enjoyment and inspiration of some kind of looking at art. Jen Smith is an embroidery artist who sells her work on her Etsy and posts photos of her creations on her Instagram. They range from beautiful landscapes at sunset or sunrise, crafted in embroidery floss, to little scenes like this for a holiday. In the past, she’s made a Christmas tree rock band for winter and a candy corn rock band for Halloween.
Female power is something that has been on the rise more and more for the last four years. By this I mean through social media and other outlets, women have been banding together to strengthen each other, to show one another that success is possible and it’s powerful to be a woman. @createcultivate is an Instagram account that is as #girlboss as it gets. Featuring successful female business moguls as well as inspirational photos and quotes from powerful women, this account will inspire anyone, no matter how you identify. This account encourages you to make your dreams into plans and achieve them.
For advice and quotes on meditation and to help you find your happiest self, there’s @calm. This account promotes inner peace and helps you be content with who you are. It promotes not worrying about what others think or do but to better yourself. With soothing pictures of sunsets and nature scenes, this account is great for someone who needs a reminder that it’s okay to focus on yourself amongst a hectic life.
Unless you have a lot of time to spare, don't start a book conversation with Maxine, because she can talk for hours. She's an avid reader, primarily contemporary romance, but every once in a while she'll pick up a suspenseful thriller. She's been writing since high school, mostly fiction, and thinking of characters and situations to put them in for as long as she can remember. Her motto is "everyone deserves love," and therefore her dream is to help push representation for different races, disorders, and disabilities in the romance genre.