Posted by Sara
Instagram is probably one of my favorite social media platforms. Between the perfectly styled fashion shots, the beautiful food photography, and the enviable vacation photos, looking through Instagram provides a little breath of fresh air on a daily basis (even if it sometimes leads to some serious FOMO). Recently, I’ve noticed that Instagram users are starting to post inspirational quotes from celebrities and scholars alike. The above message (which Caroline posted when she was knee-deep in studying for exams) has become my motto anytime I’m having a less than stellar day. Here are four more inspirational ‘grams that made me pause and reflect (and double tap lightning speed) when I saw them on my feed.
This message from Magnolia Rouge is an excellent reminder that when in the midst of a struggle (whether it be from the semester from hell or hitting a wall in the middle of a workout) things often seem worse than they are. Once you push through, many struggles fade in the background and ultimately, we all becomes stronger people from our troubles.
Reese Witherspoon posted this the other day and it resonated with me. When I am in the midst of any strong emotion, it colors everything I do and often becomes all-encompassing (especially when I’m upset or frustrated). This message is something I need to remember every time I’m feeling overwhelmed and letting that emotion dictate my decisions.
The goop Instagram is inspirational in many ways- the bright shots have us all dreaming of early morning yoga classes followed by a fresh-pressed juice even if we tend to hit the snooze button more often than not. I’ve been feeling uninspired across the board lately and as spring swiftly approaches, this Instagram was the kick in the butt I needed to push myself a little bit more.
Girls on the Run is actually the philanthropy that Gamma Phi Beta, the social sorority Caroline and I are alumnae of, partnered with. We loved the program that teach young women social resiliency, good self-esteem skills and healthy living. As women, it’s so easy to compliment each other on surface level things (“Your hair looks great today!”). Compliments like these always make me smile and brighten my day, but I also love the idea of looking for other, perhaps deeper ways we can compliment our friends, family, and colleagues.
I’d love to know- where do you find inspiration in the day to day?