Celebrate Social Media Day With 15 Super-Positive Instagram Accounts
Launched by Mashable on June 30, 2010, Social Media Day is an annual event that celebrates social media’s impact on global communication. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat have made it possible for people to instantaneously share moments with friends and family, for celebrities to connect with fans, activists to reach a wider audience and artists to show their creative work.
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Yet, social media is not all fun and games. There are plenty of cyberbullies and trolls ready to ruin the social experience for the rest of us. Social media can also be a total time suck, causing us to lose hours a day scrolling through photos that make our own lives seem lackluster.
Taking a time-out from social media can be good for your mind–and body. When you do pop in to see what’s new, here are 15 Instagram accounts that are spreading positivity!
If you’re feeling down, a quick scroll through the Dogs of Instagram (@dogsofinstagram) feed will help lift your spirits.
Artist, poet and Heart Talk author Cleo Wade (@cleowade) shares words of strength, wisdom and love.
Transcendental Meditation (@transcendentalmeditation), the technique for “recharging your mind and body,” shares tons of mindful messages.
New Girl star Zooey Deschanel co-founded Hello Giggles (@hellogiggles) as a positive online community for women. They regularly post body-positive messages and inspiring quotes.
Conservationist and National Geographic explorer Gabby Salazar (@gabbyrsalazar) documents her journeys across the globe, giving insight into each location and the interesting creatures she meets.
Jacob Moon (@moonmountainman) shares beautiful scenes he encounters while adventuring with his wife and daughter, reminding us of what’s most important in life: being present.
Humans of New York (@humansofny) is loved for sharing stories of real people. Some will bring you back down to earth, some will inspire you, and some will make you admire the creativity and imagination in others.
Earthpix (@earthpix) shares some of the best travel photography to inspire your future adventures. Or simply take a moment to look in awe at the beautiful places that exist on our planet.
This year, Random Acts of Kindness Foundation (@rakfoundation) is urging followers to pick one person who inspires you to be a better human being. They share the submitted stories along with amazing daily inspiration.
Happsters (@happsters) shares positive quotes plus weekly photos of adorable puppies!
UN Women (@unwomen) is the entity of the United Nations working for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Every day is Woman Crush Wednesday on their feed.
When you need a break from all the negative and fake news, spend a few minutes reading the heartwarming stories at Tank’s Good News (@tanksgoodnews).
Even if you never throw a party like those made by Oh Happy Day (@ohhappyday), their colorful feed will brighten your day.
For the career-minded, Foundr magazine (@foundr) is your go-to for motivational quotes and tips from successful entrepreneurs.
Kid President (@iamkidpresident) makes us believe anything is possible.