12 Inspirational Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Now

Whether it’s the selfie queen of your newsfeed, the over-zealous new mom with her perpetual baby shots, or the plain boring, we could all do without some Instagram accounts.

But then there are others that actually make our day a little better.

Here are 13 of the most inspiring Instagram accounts.

1. @thezigziglar
Everyone knows that a well-balanced Instagram account is peppered with quotes here and there. If you’re in the market for some inspirational quote material, Zig Ziglar’s profile is filled with fresh quotes along with beloved classics you may have forgotten about. If you’re looking for “likes,” universally-relatable quotes are one of the best ways to get them.

You can own everything in the world but if you lack contentment, you’ll never be happy. budurl.com/REGEPS

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2. @Fight2Breathe
If you’re feeling sorry for yourself, Caleigh Sarah Haber’s Instagram account offers a quick reality check of how lucky you are. The 23-year-old has cystic fibrosis and is currently waiting for a double lung transplant. Her challenges don’t stop her from living her life to its fullest, and inspiring others to do the same through her motivational words of beyond-her-years wisdom.

3. @burnthisdotcom
Burn This never fails to offer a daily dose of both fitness and life inspiration. The feed includes fitness fanatics who share post-workout selfies and motivational, inspiring quotes with one another. If you’re looking for some motivation to hit the gym, you’ll find it here.

4. @Baddiewinkle
If you know who 86-year-old Baddie Winkle is, then you’ll know she could be cooler than you. Not only do her outrageous and often badass posts serve for a little mid-day comedic relief, she serves as a reminder to stay young at heart.

If you’re in the mood for a little modern-day poetry that’s as raw and real as it comes, you should probably start following @papercrumbs, an account by Instagram poet Erin Van Vuren. She’s young, free-spirited, and just as confused as the rest of us when it comes to life and love. Not only are her words relatable, they’ll make you actually (gasp) feel again.

 6. @dylanwerneryoga
If you’re looking to step up your yoga game and to fill your Instagram account with more creative shots, you’ll find no shortage of inspiration from LA-based yoga instructor Dylan Werner. His insane images and videos – filled with yoga pointers – may be the kick in the ass you need to dust off that yoga mat.

Happy Flag Friday!!! #flagfriday #humanflag #calisthenics Photo by @simonneedhamphotography

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 7. @theplanetd
The Planet D, an account run by Dave & Deb travel photography, is filled with some of the most stunning photographs you’ll ever see and serves as a constant reminder of earth’s beauty. Not only does it provide travel inspiration, it also inspires to protect the planet.

The long and winding road into the Badlands of South Dakota. ———————————————————— Don’t forget to check out our friends at @beautifuldestinations for some awesome travel photography. ———————————————————— I had heard about the Badlands but I wasn’t prepared for how beautiful they are. Badlands National Park covers almost 250,000 acres and is home to these amazing pinnacles and spires that have eroded over the years. It almost seems like you are on another planet. At each turn new formations extend out in front of you as if they have popped out from nowhere. The Lakota have used this area for a hunting ground for almost 11,000 years and is one of the many sites you should not miss if you are in South Dakota. @southdakota #thegreat8

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8. @humansofny
Humans of New York shares encounters and unique life stories from both residents and visitors to New York City. In our ever-busy cities, it’s easy to forget that everyone has a unique story – filled with joy, broken hearts, and tragedy – that’s shaped who they are today. If you’re in need of a reminder of what it means to be human, you’ll find it here.


9. @gapyearescape
If you’re looking for a little travel inspiration – or simply to fuel your wanderlust daydreams – you may want to start following @gapyearescape. The account owned by the entrepreneur behind the website GapYearEscape.com, Amar, documents his experiences in his worldwide travel journey that started in 2009. You’ll find no shortage of breathtaking scenery to remind you of the whole world out there.

When you see it…. I’m basically doing this

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10. @Charitywater
Charity Water is a non-profit organization with an MO to bring clean drinking water – something most of us take for granted – to people all over the world. It’s packed with moving, motivational, and inspiring photos that drive home just how much clean drinking water can make a difference.

When a community gets access to clean water, it can change just about everything. Photo: @jeremysnell

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11. @seanwes
If you’re looking for a daily dose of far-from-basic quotes, you’ll find no shortage of daily inspiration from Sean McCabe. He posts beautiful handwritten quotes on his Instagram, making art with his words. Meaning, they’re a lot more interesting that the typical quotes that fill your feed.

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12. @psimadethis
Erica Domesek’s Instagram account is full of clothing and accessories that you can make yourself – even if you’re not of the crafty set. Even the shots that aren’t DIY-related are completely creative and regram-worthy. Basically, the colourful Instagram account is all you need to get those creative juices flowing.

Incase you needed a reminder today (PS- @amytangerine made this)

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