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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 September 16, 2019

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

                      You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

                      We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

                      The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

                      Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

                      1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

                      Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

                      For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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                      • (1) Research
                      • (2) Deciding the topic
                      • (3) Creating the outline
                      • (4) Drafting the content
                      • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
                      • (6) Revision
                      • (7) etc.

                      Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

                      2. Change Your Environment

                      Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

                      One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

                      3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

                      Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

                      Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

                      My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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                      Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

                      4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

                      If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

                      Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

                      I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

                      5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

                      I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

                      Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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                      As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

                      6. Get a Buddy

                      Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

                      I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

                      7. Tell Others About Your Goals

                      This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

                      For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

                      8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

                      What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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                      9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

                      If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

                      Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

                      10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

                      Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

                      Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

                      11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

                      At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

                      Reality check:

                      I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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