A roundup of the most positive, motivational, and inspirational social media accounts across the web! Free your accounts from negativity and start following these people for your daily dose of self-love, body positivity, and mental health advocacy.
As with most things in life, there are positive and negative aspects of social media. For every inspirational, motivational, funny, innovative, or creative account out there, there is one that is equally as negative, detrimental, or dangerous. It’s all about filtering your feed and being careful when choosing who to follow.
Every once in a while it’s good to go through your Twitter and Instagram account to weed out the people who aren’t bringing anything productive into your life. Destructive behavior, bad advice, and false displays of reality run rampant online…but they aren’t the only things out there. In fact, when I became more mindful of who I was allowing into my online space, I discovered that the community you create for yourself online can be full of love, hope, and support.
Twitter and Instagram in particular have been huge sources of daily inspiration and positivity for me solely based on who I choose to follow. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite accounts with you in hopes that you to find the value in the things they post. These people are game changers….from food and body images to innovation and self-help. They are experts in their fields and have a lot of insightful, informational, and inspirational content to share.
The nice thing about social media is that it’s easily digestible. It’s quick, it’s easy to consume, and its potential is much larger than the simplicity of its platform. Sure, Instagram is just full of pictures and Twitter is kept to under 140 characters. But these short form avenues for sharing can really impact the people who connect with them based on their message. Choosing who you follow on these sites gives YOU the power to decide what types of messages you’ll be receiving. Hopefully, these accounts will inspire you to seek out the light, despite all the potential darkness flying across the airwaves.
The account for the website of the same name. It focuses on redefining beauty and power for women everywhere! They work to breakdown stigmas, prejudices, and false beliefs about gender, race, size, sexuality, and more. Truly insightful and a great resource for inspiring, thought-provoking content.
— Adios Barbie (@AdiosBarbie) November 30, 2015
@AA_Stardust | Anastasia Amour
NO BS body image advice from a warrior woman who’s conquered her own struggles with food and self-love.
You deserve not to be constantly “working on” yourself. Socially, we’re fixated on this idea that we all need to … pic.twitter.com/1ygcUvmkDd
@Kindologist | The Kindologist
Daily tweets spotlighting good people and organizations doing great things and spreading kindness around world. All positivity all the time!
— The Kindologist (@kindologist) January 7, 2016
@TheFuckItDiet | Caroline Dooner
Anti-dieting guru who helps others STOP being afraid of food and just EAT. Diets don’t work. Restriction doesn’t work. And Caroline conveys these powerful messages in a hilarious, comedic style!
— Caroline Dooner (@thefuckitdiet) November 12, 2015
@LifeLimits | Think Different
Think Different encourages people to expand their perspectives, challenge their beliefs, and embrace the all the potential for good in the world. With daily tweets of encouragement, mantras, and positive messages, Think Different is that little dose of optimistic wisdom you need in your day.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
— Think Different (@LifeLimits) January 9, 2016
@LiberoNetwork | The Libero Network
A community providing resources and support for sufferers from mental illness. An amazing account for tips on improving mental health and happiness. Use them to share your own story, reach out, and get help if you need it.
— Libero Network (@liberonetwork) November 27, 2015
@EffYourBeautyStandards | Body positive, societal norm defying pictures of all different body types! This account is about embracing your body and being unapologetic!
@KellyBoaz | Kelly is a holistic nutritionist who specializes in helping people who struggle in their relationship with their food and body image. Having gone through her own series of trials and tribulations, Kelly works everyday to guide her clients (and all of US!) on our paths to self-love, self-confidence, and freedom from disordered thinking.
@Beauty.Beyond.Bones | The ultimate pro-recovery account offering support, encouragement, and advice to anyone and everyone who struggles with mental illness, eating disorders, anxiety, or just the daily woes of being human.
@Hayls_SprinklesofSunshine | A personal friend of mine, Hayley has documented her journey from sick and isolated to healthy, happy, and THRIVING on her IG account. I’ve followed her since the beginning and the transformation she’s made in mind, body, and soul is awe-inspiring. She is an example of what truly living with freedom is. Follow for daily inspiration, positive, thoughts, and 100% authenticity.
These two pictures are almost exactly two years apart from September. The first picture was my sophomore year of college when I started running competitively. I was way over exercising ,not eating nearly enough, had thinning hair, always was cold, counted calories, and had no social life. My ED consumed me and my life. I was miserable inside. The picture on the right was at the beginning of this school year( senior year). This summer was when I truly started to recovery and start to feel freedom. I no longer count calories or weight myself or food. I have a social life, great friends, an amazing boyfriend, and have mended my relationship with my mom. I am no longer scared to go out to eat in fact I get excited about it! I am able to go out with friends and live like a 21 year old. I have come such a long way in just this past 6 months. I do still struggle with somethings and have ED thoughts. But the difference is now I am strong enough to fight them. I know they are all a lie and will do no good. I have so many things I want to do in my life and experience. I told myself I would not let ED get in my way. Everyday is a challenge and a way to better myself. Great things take time and I am dedicated to fighting towards recovery everyday. There is hope after an eating disorder and a beautiful life to live. ?
@Happsters | Happy quotes and positive inspiration for when you just need a little pick me up in your day. Curated by a graduate of the Science of Happiness! 🙂
@KatieDalebout | The woman behind one of my favorite podcasts, Katie is light in this world! She shares personal insights, motivating mantras, and helps others to define true wellness beyond physical attributes or body size.
Have you found yourself being influenced by social media accounts? Positively or negatively?
Do you follow any of these accounts?
What are some of your favorite ‘positive’ social media accounts? I’d love to learn about some more!
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