Some days, it's really hard to get some self-motivation going, so we went to our favorite source for all things creative, Instagram, and rounded up some of the best accounts out there. Whether your creative juices need a little jump start or you're having an off-day, these six accounts will inspire you to think anew.
To remind you you're not alone out there:@humansofny
This wildly popular feed (4.4 million followers!) will inspire you to do the best you can with what you have, regardless of if you live in NYC or not. The photographer, Brandon Stanton, has taken over 5,000 portraits of everyday people on the streets of NYC and has even produced two beautiful coffee table books of the most inspiring stories.
To Channel Your Inner Pharrell:@happsters
This is the account where you go to just get happy. Simple words of wisdom on beautiful backdrops make up the feed, perfect to help you get through whatever you're going through. They range from elegant reminders of the ways of the world to quirky, fun quotations, such as "let's wander where the wifi's weak."
To get career advice:@levoleague
Technically this site is for women, but even guys can benefit from what the ladies of Levo League have to say. They post inspirational quotations and pictures and link to their account's featured entrepreneurs to help you get even more motivation, no matter your milieu. Think career woman like Amy Odell at Cosmopolitan and career coach Ashley Stahl.
To get advice that's celebrity-certified:@amypoehlersmartgirls
We really shouldn't play favorites, but this is one of our all time favorite accounts on Instagram. Amy Poehler and her friend Meredith Walker have done a bang-up job with this smart, funny account, where hashtags include things like #getyourhairwet and #smartgirlscolor.
To have it handed to you in pretty lettering:@seanwes
A motivational account that happens to be hand-lettered? Yes, please! Sean McCabe puts out beautifully-lettered versions of words to live by, from the very simple--hustle--to lists you'll want to refer back to time and time again, aka 8 ways to be constantly improving.
To remind you that living a healthy lifestyle doesn't always suck:@greatist
Contemplating whether or not to skip that workout class? Good, we thought it was just us. Greatist, a health and fitness site, will help you get off the couch and into your preferred method of sweating with kind reminders on healthy eating and fitness tips you'll actually want to use.