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20 Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow

20 Creative Instagram Accounts To Follow

Instagram is a great social media platform to inspire creativity and publicly show off your talent. There are endless accounts for everything from dogs that play dress-up, to people who play with their food. The hardest part is sifting through all the millions of members to find something that draws your attention. Luckily, some of the work has been done for you here, with this round-up of twenty unique accounts that will have you clicking following in no time and might even inspire you to create your own account.

1. Rafael Mantesso

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    An account about a talented artist and his dog Jimmy Choo, who is often incorporates into the masterpieces.

    2. Junanto Herdiawan

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      One man chronicles his adventures throughout the world from his signature style: jumping in mid-air, thus giving him the appropriate nickname “the flying traveler.”

      3. Lucía Muñiz Fernández

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        A Spanish photographer who takes colorful ’60s-inspired fashion portraits.

        4. Payphones

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          Dan Marker-Moore captures the beauty of a no-longer used form of public communication.

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          5. Basma Amin

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            A Saudi Arabian illustrator who is known for drawing quirky cartoons.

            6. This Wild Idea

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              Theron Humphrey photos of his adventures in the great outdoors are enhanced by his dog Maddie being the star of the shot.

              7. Red (Hong Yi)

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                A collection of unique art mediums – though never with a paintbrush – this artist and architect revels in finding new ways to express herself through art. Some of her most recent tools include vegetables and flowers.

                8. Alexis Diaz

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                  A Puerto Rican muralist, her account is filled with larger-than-life masterpieces of mythical creatures, often rainbow-hued.

                  9. Darryll Jones

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                    A UK-based toy collector and photographer captures his toys in natural landscapes.

                    10. Ida Frosk

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                      Ida Skivenes, a Norweigan that is based in Berlin, loves to play with her food which always results in beautiful art.

                      11. Murad Osmann

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                        A photographer follows his stylish girlfriend Natalia Zakharova, all over the world and captures it all in his breathtaking photos from a unique perspective.

                        12. Emily Blincoe

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                          Austin-based photographer that has an affinity for color-coordination, landscape beauty and capturing colorful collections of things.

                          13. Harlow and Sage

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                            An account that captures the daring adventures and never boring daily routines of three dogs: Harlow, Indiana, and the newest addition to their family: Reese.

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                            14. Morten Nordstrøm

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                              Danish photographer with an eye for creating alternative universe-like photos from wandering the streets of his home in Copenhagen.

                              15. Humans of New York

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                                This popular account was started by NYC photographer Brandon Stanton, and provides a glimpse into the lives of the diverse individuals who call the Big Apple their home by sharing a photo a day and telling an accompanying story to the picture.

                                16. Miserable Men

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                                  A clever and hilarious account that captures men who have been dragged along to go shopping and are bored out of their mind.

                                  17. Dschwen LLC

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                                    This Minneapolis-based design company brightens up feeds with its carefully curated photos of its whimsical designs.

                                    18. Josh Hara

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                                      This account was created by a cartoonist who saw coffee cups as a blank canvas where he could bring to life his cartoons.

                                      19. Samantha Lee

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                                        This account was the solution to a mother trying to get her picky daughter to eat. It quickly grew into a huge success with its colorful scenes that are created every day.

                                        20. I Love Playmo

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                                          Was Playmobile a huge part of your childhood memories? This account was created when Maria Moysés brought her two passions together: Playmobile and photography; it is the perfect place to relive all of your playtime nostalgia.

                                          Hopefully this article has inspired your own creativity and encouraged you to create your own Instagram account (if you haven’t already). Are there any Instagram accounts that you think should be in this list? Tell us about them below!

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                                          Last Updated on December 9, 2019

                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                          5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

                                          Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

                                          Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

                                          Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

                                          1. Get Rationally Optimistic

                                          Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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                                          This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

                                          In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

                                          The result: no more mental stress.

                                          2. Unplug

                                          Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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                                          How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

                                          It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

                                          Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

                                          3. Easy on the Caffeine

                                          Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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                                          Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

                                          4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

                                          That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

                                          How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

                                          • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
                                          • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
                                          • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

                                          While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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                                          5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

                                          This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

                                          The result: mental stress will be gone!

                                          So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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