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10 Instagram Accounts That Will Change The Way You Look At The World

10 Instagram Accounts That Will Change The Way You Look At The World

Being a social media addict has it’s perks, like lightning fast news and information, or introducing users to inspiring people all over the globe. Most of us, however, also find our feeds clogged up with useless ramblings, advertisements, or endless photos of food. When you feel like your social media feeds are stuck in rut, don’t forget that there are limitless accounts to discover. Particularly on Instagram, users are sharing incredible, mind-blowing photos, sure to shake up your view of the world.


Tal_Peleg

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    Tal_Peleg is among the truly eye opening Instagram accounts. Where many consider themselves makeup artists, Tal_Peleg is a makeup maven. Moving far beyond decorative eyeshadow and makeup, this Instagrammer creates incredible makeup paintings. The scenes Tal_Peleg creates are truly mesmerizing. This account is one that will surely encourage you to see everyday things in a new light.

    Ida Frosk

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      Another account to give you new perspectives on everyday things is Ida Frosk. Hailing from Norway, this brilliant artist creates impressive images out nothing more than food and the dish it’s served on. Claiming to eat all the creations, this artist’s work is truly original. Ida Frosk is another of the Instagram accounts that will undoubtedly give you a fresh perspective.
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      Kebapala

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        Part baby portraits, part art, no Instagram feed is complete without Kebapala. Coming from Hiroshima, Japan, Kebapala chronicles the growing up of one very adorable kid. Additionally, Kebapala’s parents often create artistic scenes after their child falls asleep, purely out of clothing and linens. In the company of the more endearing Instagram accounts, Kebapala is sure to change your outlook on the every day.

        Croyable

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          Croyable is the Instagram account for Dutch photographer, Eelcos Roos. This account is absolutely stunning, showing off some gorgeous DSLR photography. Sharing mainly landscapes, this amazing source of jaw-dropping photography will surely put you back in tune with the incredible beauty in our world.
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          NASA Goddard

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            NASA Goddard is another of the perspective changing Instagram accounts. The official account of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre, stunning images of space, Earth, and nearby objects are a daily occurrence. This account frequently shares brief science explanations as well, making it a striking and educational account. NASA Goddard’s account will quite literally change the way you view the world, and our nearest neighbors.

            Keepsy

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              Another of the impressive photography Instagram accounts, Keepsy chronicles photographer Blake Williams’ inspiring work. Sharing both landscapes and portraits, Keepsy focuses on modern, stark images. Utilizing a number of unusual techniques, including tilt shifting and double exposures, Keepsy will undoubtedly give you an original, more beautiful window to the world.

              Biddy the Hedgehog

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                If you’re looking for uplifting Instagrams, Biddy the Hedgehog is a great place to start. This adorable little hedgehog travels the world with his owner, and takes the very best selfies. Amidst a great number of fun Instagram accounts, Biddy the Hedgehog is a true internet darling. Not only that, this account features eye-opening scenes around the world.

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                Jermzlee

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                  No Instagram account is complete without following Instagrammer Jeremy Veach. As Jermzlee, this user shares delightful photos of his adorable pug, in many uplifting scenes. Not only does Jermzlee dress up his pint-sized dog, he shares touching shots of his pug purely ecstatic about being a dog. A gifted photographer, Jermzlee shares his pug in innumerable situations, giving a fresh take on photography.

                  TheTravelingMrFox

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                    Like Biddy the Hedgehog, Instagrammer TheTravelingMrFox features a new take on selfies from around the world. The difference is, Mr. Fox is a stuffed animal on a mission to save a life. Jessica Johnson, the recipient of Mr. Fox as a child, takes photos from her travels around the world. She uses them as a way of fundraising for her friend, Gary, the man who originally gave her the toy. Gary was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, so Jessica started raising money for him to take an incredible vacation of his own. A heartwarming account with a cause, TheTravelingMrFox not only features worldwide scenes, it also reminds to use our gifts for others.

                    Satiregram

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                      Last, but not least, if repetitive social media has you a bit down, Satiregram is the perfect account for you. This account shows only handwritten signs, each of which describes a typical Instagram photo. A hilarious satire of most of us, Satiregram will have you thinking about social media in a new way.

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                      Last Updated on July 10, 2020

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                      We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                      We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                      So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                      Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                      What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                      Boundaries are limits

                      —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                      Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                      Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                      Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                      Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                      How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                      Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                      1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                      Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                      You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                      To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                      You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                      • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                      • When do you feel disrespected?
                      • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                      • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                      • When do you want to be alone?
                      • How much space do you need?

                      You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                      2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                      Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                      Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                      3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                      Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                      That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                      Sample language:

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                      • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                      • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                      • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                      • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                      • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                      • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                      • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                      Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                      4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                      Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                      Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                      Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                      We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                      It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                      It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                      Final Thoughts

                      Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                      Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                      Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                      The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                      Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                      Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                      They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                      Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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