Nothing beats a little extra boost of confidence. Whether it’s coming from a compliment or a motivational quote, it’s always a nice way to brighten your day. If you’re looking for inspiration, whether it’s for your career ambitions or healthy eating habits, Instagram is a great place to start.
In this spirit, we’ve partnered with Suave to bring you a list of inspirational Instagram accounts to help brighten your day. So, what are you waiting for? Ready, set, follow!
1. For Clean And Simple Design Inspiration
This account is run by Kate Arends, a Minneapolis-based designer and creative consultant. Her Instagram feed is filled with images of picturesque landscapes and airy interior designs that are straight-out-of-the-catalogue gorgeous. One look and you’ll want to run home and copy all of her minimalist designs for your own home.
2. For Fitness Inspiration
Under Armour’s kick-ass attitude shines through in a big way. They share motivational quotes and images of strong (we mean strong) women lunging, running, punching and kicking their way through life. This Insta will make you want to get off your butt and take on your day -- pronto.
3. For An Injection Of Happiness
This account is dedicated to spreading happiness, which is a cause we can definitely get behind. This super-Pinnable account overlays inspirational quotes and affirmations on beautiful photographs and illustrations. If you’re having a bad day, this is a reliable source of inspiration.
4. For Yoga-spiration
Swedish yogi and blogger Rachel Brathen appears upside down, sideways and practically inside out on her Insta account, which captures her powerful poses against exotic backdrops. Not only will her photos give you an irrepressible itch to travel, but you’ll also want to grab that yoga mat that’s been gathering dust in your closet.
5. For Healthy-Eating Ideas
A nice mix of drool-inducing food pics and snarky food quotes, this account will make you truly want to eat well every day ... but will make you feel better even if you don’t. (Sample quote: “I jogged for a minute where’s my summer body?”)
6. For More Healthy Eating Encouragement
Angela Liddon, who has written a New York Times bestselling cookbook, uses her Instagram to encourage other to embrace more plant-based foods in their diet … and, well, we’re convinced. Her colorful dishes are made even better by the fact that they're actually healthy. Sounds like a win-win to us.
7. For Career Inspiration
Levo League describes itself as a “thriving community of young professionals, mentors, and innovative companies taking Gen Y by storm.” The league’s Insta feed is packed with motivational quotes about achieving your dreams and fueling your career ambitions. Corner office, here you come!
8. For Even More Career Encouragement
Lean In, the nonprofit founded by Sheryl Sandberg, looks to encourage women of all ages and races to achieve their ambitions. Scroll through their Instagram to feel instantly more empowered and proud to be a woman.
9. For Feeling A Little Less Alone
Photographer Brandon Stanton has made it his mission to capture the stories of New Yorkers and share them with the world. His Instagram feed displays the images of those he’s encountered and highlights each of their unique stories. Many of these stories are ones of triumph, which are sure to provide inspiration for overcoming the obstacles in your own life.
10. For Natural Beauty Inspiration
This account features a nice mix of natural beauty tips, inspirational (and sometimes snarky) quotes and healthy recipes to help you stay in tip-top shape. Think of it as a one-stop shop for looking and feeling good.