It’s safe to say that none of us expected to be spending the beginning of 2020 in a government-mandated quarantine. Some of us are lucky enough to be surrounded by family, friends or loved ones, but others are putting up with a stressful living environment, or going through this alone. Whatever the situation is for you, it is important to stay connected—both with others and with yourself. Here are three of the best Instagram accounts you should follow that will help you focus on personal wellness and self-care during this time.
@selfcareisforeveryone is a page that advertises itself as “a space that honors the importance of choosing self-care over self-harm.” The account offers free virtual self-care and mental health resources, as well as Spotify playlists, for their followers. They have a wide variety of posts, covering many different types of mental health wellness tips starting from simple advice like calling a friend or getting fresh air. Many of their posts are lists or diagrams, outlining tips for boosting mental health, or check-in methods to do with oneself or a loved one. They also provide ideas for followers specific to wellness during quarantine, as many people are facing more time alone with their thoughts than ever before.
Throughout the page, @selfcareisforeveryone shouts out many of their favorite brands including @thebrogliebox, a system that delivers mental health tools to your door. They also support many up and coming artists like @annecarly.mm, @doot_doodles, and @blessthemessy, among others.
Quarantine may have triggered a change in your eating habits, whether you’re a college student without to access dining halls, an office regular taking a hiatus from the building cafeteria and workplace snacks, or a parent with some extra time to craft something more complicated than a PB&J for lunch today. Many people are turning to food as an act of self-care and relaxation during this time, taking extra time to prepare meals that they normally wouldn’t, and enjoying the full culinary experience.
@the_quarantine_collective on Instagram is providing their followers with ample inspiration to do just that. The account posts many unique dishes from all types of food backgrounds, and the images will make your mouth water. @the_quarenting_collective has collaborated with restaurants too, promoting local spots in their captions and featuring recipes inspired by their food. In order to access the recipes, followers have to visit the chef’s account, which can be found in the caption, as a way to increase traffic on their account too. Healthy and creative eating habits have always been an act of self-care, but it especially promotes wellness during quarantine.
@basecampfitness has a page full of everything you’ll need to keep up with your fitness goals during quarantine. They regularly post workout videos featuring their trainers, healthy meal ideas, weekly workout schedules, and motivation to keep you working out on the days when you might not feel like it! They also post fitness challenges where you can compete with other followers by checking in with each other in the comments! In Basecamp’s bio, there is a link to their current online workouts. The account got creative for quarantine, posting a diagram of different household items you can use for workouts if you’re without equipment, such as soup cans, backpacks, scarves and bottles! Basecamp also posts collaborations with the company @trifectasystem, which is a health-conscious, organic meal delivery system. Trifecta is keto, macros, paleo, clean and vegan, it strives to meet all of your nutritional needs.
These three accounts all bring something unique to Instagram, and the collaborations, shout-outs and even hashtags will lead you to other similar accounts. Whatever works for you to maintain your wellness during quarantine, always remember to take time for yourself. Keep in mind that your body is dealing with the global uncertainty just as much as your mind is.
What are some other Instagram accounts that promote wellness in quarantine? Let us know down in the comments.
This article originally published on GREY Journal.