Best Instagram Accounts to Soothe Your Anxious Soul

Being at home 24/7 during the lockdown has done wonders on my habits and daily activities. No surprise, but I have been spending a bit more time on Instagram – and watching more stories than I ever have before. One very fruitful thing that has come of more time on the ‘gram has been that I’ve had the opportunity to carefully cultivate the accounts that I follow more than I ever have before. My account and my eyes are now full of adorable dogs, perfect picnics, stunning scenery, and bucolic lifestyle fantasies. And they’ve all brought their own sense of comfort, ease, and escape to my quarantined-mind. Here are some of my favorites to cuddle up with:

Fiona

@fionaannal

Her account has absolutely lovely photos of the homelife of Fiona in Scotland’s Orkney Isles and the beautiful landscape she lives in. Her images are lovely, and her stories are both therapeutic and feel as if you’re watching a friend’s day-to-day activities. 

Hill House Vintage

@hillhousevintage

Follow her for the perfect blend of cottage interior comforts, picnics, and Paula of Hill House and her chocolate labrador, Coco in Norfolk.

Charlotte-Anne Fidler

@charlotte_annefidler
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She posts lots of videos of the extremely idyllic view out of her window. Her adorable long-furred cat named Nim makes a regular appearance, and garden and whimsical aesthetics dominate. 

I Am King Rasta

@rastawhiteshepherd

Follow them for stunning, pristine photos of a very photogenic white shepherd dog in very stunning, pristine alpine Switzerland. Green fields, dramatic cliffs, cascading waterfall,  and dandelions everywhere. And sweet Rasta in all of them.

Jonna Jinton 

@jonnajinton

Jonna’s IG is an artistic vision. Featuring mainly videos of the woodlands of magical Sweden, she sings, sometimes plays instruments, and all around provides a otherworldly experience with each post.

The On Being Project

@onbeing

A combination of poetry, some art, and thought provoking, uplifting quotes. The power of positive thinking is pretty strong here, and in a stimulating way.

Cat Morrison

@__s____ostudio 

Cute animals, beautiful friends, occasional artsy or fashionable photo. This account has just a general great aesthetic, all the time.

Ellen Tyn

@liskin_dol

Full of woodland-fairy-whimsy images, Ellen is a crafter and artist, who makes lots of adorable book covers, mittens, collars and such with amazing embroidery skills. It’s full of folklore looking images of her, nature, baked goods, and her products. 

Lizzie & Ally

@lizzie.bear

Two adorable golden retrievers from Canada looking perfect in basically every photo. Nose cuddles, floral wreaths, peeking out at the door, or from leaves, or under the bedsheets abound.

@mignonettetakespictures

Seriously perfect photos of the prettiest, sweetest things you can think of. A collection of gardens, flowers, baby farm animals (goats! Lots of them!). Picnics, cakes, fruit, art, and cats. Sometimes bread and jam. A truly delightful compilation of some of the nicest things around. 

Suki Cat

@sukiicat

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Dandelion 🦁

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An adventuring kitty named Suki. She hikes. She poses. She climbs. She looks thoughtfully at the wonders of the world. Very photogenic cat in very stunning scenery. 

Morhtal

@morhtal

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— PHOTO: @outsideboxx you first feel it in your gut, that uneasy feeling you get when you’re around someone who is not good for you, who doesn’t have the best intentions, you just feel that something is off; their words don’t sound very honest, their eyes don’t look very kind and their energy doesn’t feel light. you then slowly realize that you can’t express yourself because you’re trying to avoid another argument or you know that no matter what you say, you’ll never be truly heard or understood. you start sounding like a broken record until you stop the record altogether. you then gradually start losing respect for that person over their lies or their lack of commitment or their shady actions. something stops you from giving because you feel like that’s all you ever do; give, and while that’s something to admire, sometimes giving so much to the wrong person drains you and leaves you feeling empty. and that’s when you will understand what a good relationship should feel like. it should bring you joy most of the time, not just occasionally, it shouldn’t be a burden, it shouldn’t make you lose yourself or your dignity or your voice. a good relationship will never make you regret giving away a big chunk of your heart or your time. there are two ways to know if you’re in the right or wrong relationship, at the end of the day do you walk away with so much less or do you walk away with so much more? do you walk away feeling like this is the beginning or the end? do you feel that you’re better off together or you’re better off alone? because even though it sounds so obvious, when you’re invested in someone, the lines are blurred and it’s astounding the lies we tell ourselves and the excuses we make for people so we can have them in our lives a little longer but at the end of the day, just like a negative mind will never bring you a positive life, the wrong person will never bring you the right kind of love. the wrong person will always keep you questioning yourself, your life and your love but the right person will be right there beside you, trying to answer all these questions with you — Rania Naim (@ranianaim)

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Truly dreamy photos of the ocean, beach, sky, moon, sunsets and sunrises. Think of pale blues and purple pastels with a seaside aesthetic. 

Casa Ayllon

@casa.ayllon

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Seaside @ikiwooddecoration

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Featuring French and Mediterrnean architecture with women, art, picnics, food, seascapes, fashion, food and the occasional cat. I feel very much on a chic holiday when on this profile. 

Pretty Book Places

@prettybookplaces

Books. Bookstores. Bookshops. Libraries. Stacks of books. Arches of books. Beautiful architecture with books, and cozy hideaways full of books. 

Amber, lover of beasts

@zeppelinmoon

Full of very simple drawings and paintings of animals paired with either inspirational, sarcastic, amusing, or uplifting thoughts or quotes. Each post always brings me a little smile.

Kristin U.
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