10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration

Whether it’s a rainy Monday morning and you’re lacking the motivation to get out of bed, or you’re browsing the internet during your lunch break, these are the top 10 Instagram accounts to follow when you’re searching for motivation and inspiration.

10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Inspiration




Followers: 13.9M

This is the official GoPro Instagram account, which ranks as #98 on Instagram’s Top 100 accounts, with over three million followers. GoPro is the world’s most versatile cameras– you can wear it anywhere. Whether you’re diving underwater, sky diving, or enjoying a ride at the amusement park, this camera won’t fall off and it will capture every minute of your experience. The pictures on this Instagram account are a definite adrenaline rush and will make you want to get up and going. They feature amazing scenes from all over the world that will make your jaw drop, and is at the top of the list for a reason.




Followers: 13.1M

These pictures are taken from all over the world, and are stunningly beautiful and edited. With over 13 million followers, this account deserves a follow. Some of the pictures featured include a landscape in Santorini, Greece, a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls, a winter sunset in Alaska, an underwater shot of a sea turtle swimming in Hawaii, and the huts in Bora Bora, among many others that will amaze you.





Followers: 381k

These beautiful pictures of children in Africa who need clean drinking water will melt your heart and motivate you to help change the world and to be thankful for your life. Charity Water is a non-profit organization where the goal is to bring clean drinking water to every person in the world. The pictures are truly amazing, showing a young boy smiling with a cup of clean water, and other children in third world countries, happy to be getting help.




Followers: 7.8M

This account is called Humans of New York and provides us with glimpses into everyday people in New York City. Each picture comes with a story. Brandon Stanton began Humans of New York in 2010 and his mission was to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and put the pictures on a map. Along the way, the journey changed. Brandon was receiving short stories and quotes from everyone he met. With almost 8 million followers on social media, now #HONY has a worldwide audience. It is also now a # bestselling book. Follow this account for miraculous stories that will change you and inspire you every day.




Followers: 14.1M

“Your home for positive typographic quotes, spreading good vibes worldwide.” With over 14 million followers, @thegoodquote definitely is the account to follow for positive messages and quotes. One of the best quotes on the page is “Give what you want to receive. If you want happiness, make others happy.” Another quote is also inspiring, “Keep the faith, keep working hard, and great things will come.”




Followers: 2.7M

“Exploring the planet one country at a time. With over 2,500 posts to scroll through, the images are astonishingly beautiful and will definitely inspire one to want to travel the world and chase your dreams. From a rooftop in Bali and Indonesia to the view from the world’s tallest building in the Burj Khalifa, this account never disappoints.




Followers: 42.5k

This account promotes self love, soul inspiration, and spiritual health. 500 posts of short quotes and pictures will motivate you to grow, love yourself, and don’t be so hard on yourself. There are also delicious recipes featured.






Followers : 31.2k

This Instagram provides insight into the lives of homeless people. The purpose of this is to help them realize their dreams and make them a reality. Pachi Tamer would photograph hundreds of homeless people and befriend them. Not too long after, she started an online project and turned the project into a non-profit organization called One Dollar Dreams. This account is remarkable because the pictures aren’t just purely for entertainment, they are also to help a cause. Tamer encourages people to donate just one dollar.




Followers: 120k

“You gotta keep your head up.” The posts are all inspiring and often times funny, along with beautiful landscapes which are occasionally uploaded. Follow this account to add a dose of positivity to your day.






Followers: 16,051

“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want.” This account has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine and Self magazine. With over 424 posts,it targets those who want happy inspiration. “There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.”

-Editor’s Note: This has been updated since its original publish date of November 7, 2014