In recent weeks I’ve been trying to change the kind of content I follow on my personal Instagram. I’m attempting to shift towards accounts that encourage mindfulness, empathy, and healing – a nice balance against all the celebrity Instagram accounts I follow. Here, in no particular order, are my top 5 Instagram accounts to follow. They’re packed full of positivity, wholesome messages, and beautiful aesthetics.
The Happy Sloth Club
I adore @TheHappySlothClub for the beautiful aesthetics and encouraging messages. The posts are a variety of different styles, which I love, because it always introduces something new to my feed. Their Instagram stories, too, are categorised into the highlights – there is always something positive to help me reflect when I’m having a bad day.
A Safe Place Inside Your Head
This account, @ASafePlaceInsideYourHead, is similar to the previous one but focuses more on identity and sense of self. I love the little illustrations and annotations; they’re great visual representations of whatever the post is trying to convey.
Recently, I’ve found this account is a huge help. The @millennial.therapist is a psychologist who discusses healing from trauma and explaining the reasons behind learned behaviour.
The Holistic Psychologist
Similar to above, @the.holistic.psychologist makes posts about learned behaviours and how to respectfully create boundaries.
We Are Not Really Strangers
The @werenotreallystrangers account is based around a card game, but the Instagram account by itself is a great place to look. There are daily questions on their Instagram stories that ask provoking questions and encourage daily self reflection. It was the first account of its type that I started following.
What are your favourite Instagram accounts to follow? Let me know in the comments below.