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16 Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Should Start Following Now

16 Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Should Start Following Now

It is so easy on Instagram to encounter individuals who will use Instagram as a place to post their latest vacation spot or the coffee cup in their hand. However, there are very few Instagram accounts you will encounter that can truly be considered inspirational. These are Instagram accounts of individuals who have chronicled through something difficult, inspirational speakers or individuals who are attempting to reach their goal. Today, we will take a look at 16 Instagram accounts that will add a bit of inspiration and pep to your day. Let us know in the comments below if you know of any Instagram accounts deserving of this designation but we failed to mention.

1. humansofny

humansofny

    Humans of New York is from the famous Facebook page that turned into a book which chronicles encounters and unique stories of the residents and visitors of New York City.

    2. earthxplorer

    earthexplorer

      JD Andrews photographs and videographs his experiences of travels around the world.

      3. junantoHerdiawan

      juanto

        Through photographing people levitating, Junanto Herdiawan hopes to give the viewer a look into what looks like a free-standing subject with a beautiful backdrop.

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        4. jimmymarble

        jimmymarble

          This photographer based in California photographs subjects and scenery both in his home state and away on his travels.

          5. jaredchambers

          jaredchamber

            Jared Chambers presents photographs of scenes that are a mix of mystery and approachability.

            6. vsco

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              The VSCO is now on Instagram, featuring amazing photographs to inspire you to put more creativity into your own personal Instagram photos.

              7. charitywater

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              charitywater

                Charity Water is an organization who works to bring drinking water to villages in developing countries. Through their Instagram account, Charity Water hopes to increase awareness and inspire others to give.

                8. petehalvorsen

                petehalveson

                  Manhattan Beach based photographer captures landscape and elegant photos from both within and outside of the Golden state.

                  9. couldihavethat

                  couldihavethat

                    This Instagram account shows individuals the best in scenery and daily life that Southern California has to offer.

                    10. witanddelight_

                    witanddelight

                      Through simplicity, this Instagram account hopes to inspire individuals to look outside of the box in the way they look at things and, in return, get the bigger picture.

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                      11. happsters

                      happsters

                        What better way to inspire you to do good and to uplift your day than through quotes. This Instagram will offer you a regular flow of inspiration.

                        12. thetravelingmrfox

                        thetravelingmrfox

                          Travel the world with a fox, Mr. Fox, who offers you a look of everywhere from the beaches of Florida to the city life of Italy. This will surely inspire you and your family to travel more.

                          13. yoga_girl

                          yogagirl

                            Need inspiration to get into yoga? This Instagram account will surely do that, offering the audience a look at the variety of poses and yoga-related images.

                            14. karlthefog

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                            karlthefog

                              This Instagram account is a surefire way to see the San Francisco sky in all of its glory, inspiring you with everything from the beautiful clear sky to the San Francisco sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.

                              15. madewell1937

                              madewell

                                Madewell features the products that are for sale on their site in Instagram photos, allowing viewers to see the products in their natural habitat.

                                16. aoadnow

                                aoadnow

                                  The aoadnow account on Instagram hopes to inspire individuals with inspirational and uplifting quotes.

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                                  Last Updated on September 12, 2019

                                  12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                                  12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                                  Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

                                  While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

                                  What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

                                  Here are 12 things to remember:

                                  1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

                                  The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

                                  However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

                                  We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

                                  Learn how to embrace your me time: What Your Fear of Being Alone Is Really About and How to Get over It

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                                  2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

                                  You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

                                  Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

                                  Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

                                  3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

                                  Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

                                  Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

                                  4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

                                  Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

                                  No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

                                  5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

                                  Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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                                  Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

                                  6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

                                  Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

                                  Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

                                  Take a look at this article and learn to accept your imperfect self: Accept Yourself (Flaws and All): 7 Benefits of Being Vulnerable

                                  7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

                                  Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

                                  Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

                                  And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

                                  8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

                                  When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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                                  Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

                                  9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

                                  Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

                                  Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

                                  Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

                                  10. Journal During This Time

                                  Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

                                  This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

                                  11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

                                  It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

                                  The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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                                  Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

                                  12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

                                  The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

                                  Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

                                  When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

                                  Afraid to ask for help? Here’s how to change your outlook to aim high!

                                  Final Thoughts

                                  Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

                                  Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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