By Rebecca Sweeney, Account Manager
As a total introvert writing this, I’m completely in my element right now, but if another three weeks of isolation is filling you with utter dread, it’s time to get socially savvy!
I think it’s safe to say most of us are spending more time than ever on our phones, getting the dreaded notification that our weekly screen time has increased by a billion hours, right? Quite an achievement since most of us are glued to our phones 99 per cent of the time anyway.
That’s why it’s so important – particularly during difficult times like this – to scroll for inspiration, not just boredom.
The good news is that Instagram can be a wonderfully positive distraction, inspiring us to use our time in quarantine to set and smash our goals. Alongside tagging your friends in memes and taking part in all the challenges circulating right now (has everyone done their 5K for the NHS yet?!), why not tap the follower button on the below accounts, which inspire me every day with a new post.
Hello Sunshine (@hellosunshine)
A television production company founded by Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon, is one of my favourite accounts on the gram! Hello Sunshine is on a mission to change the narrative for women in the media, creating a platform for female storytelling through film and television.
It’s a gorgeous account, full of bright colours and inspirational quotes, but also serves a greater purpose of pushing for equality and ensuring women’s voices are heard. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Follow for: An abundance of encouraging quotes, sneak previews of upcoming epic TV shows and pretty pictures of books!
Cleo Wade (@cleowade)
Cleo Wade is an American artist, poet, activists and author. She’s also been described as “everybody’s new BFF” and “the millennial Oprah”, so I think it’s safe to say she’s pretty great.
One of the many things I love about Cleo is how relatable she is. Her writing is empowering, yet accessible and advocates for a better future for all, including people of colour and the LGBTQ+ community.
Cleo’s Instagram is full of examples of her poetry and artwork, which always inspires me to put pen to paper myself. For all the budding creatives out there, a quick scroll of Cleo’s Instagram is almost certain to get you working on a new project or give you some inspiration on an existing one.
Follow for: Exquisite poetry and warm words of encouragement if you’re struggling with self-isolation.