9 Gorgeous Instagram Accounts That Will Awaken Your Creativity

Life is busy. We all get overwhelmed and feel like there's no time to do the things that nourish us. But indulging our creative impulses actually counteracts stress. Anxiety is often a result of having restricted our creativity. Why else are adults embracing coloring books and DIY projects more than ever before? Creative expression is as important to wellness as a healthy diet and moving your body.

In an article called "The Connection Between Art, Healing, and Public Health," researchers analyzed more than 100 studies on the impact of art (including music, writing, dance, and visual arts) on health and healing, and the connection between creativity and health is made abundantly clear.

Whether you're a first-time artist or consider yourself an expert, these Instagram accounts can be counted upon as rich sources of inspiration — whatever your medium.

@theforestfeast

Erin Gleeson, author and blogger behind The Forest Feast, inspires us with fresh watercolors, recipes, and photos. Her Instagram account makes living the dream actually seem sort of accessible.

@neverlandstudio

Australian graphic designer Dani Hunt loads a ton of love into all of her designs. This account is packed with electric color, vivid imagination, and creative energy that'll inspire your next project.

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@amytangerine

L.A.-based creative director Amy Tangerine presents inspired paper beauties — ideal crafting projects for a quiet evening at home.

@shannonkaiserwrites

Shannon Kaiser, art director and graphic designer–turned–happiness author and happiness guru, pairs unique mantras with inspiring designs in an effort to help you maximize your daily potential.

@kriboute

French graphic designer Marion Kriboute creates stunning images inspired by the details of everyday life.

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@wholelifefullsoul

Seattle-based wellness coach/self-care advocate/graphic designer Kari Owens inspires followers to be gentle and compassionate with themselves. Her images radiate love and light.

@jennyhighsmith

Jenny Highsmith hand-letters her lovely watercolor designs. Each message is intended to inspire. It's truth that goes straight to your heart.

@mollyhatch

Artist/designer/author/illustrator Molly Hatch channels her love of drawing into whimsical-meets-traditional products for you and your home.

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@mooreaseal

New York Times best-selling author/designer/entrepreneur/retail store owner Moorea Seal posts aspirational photos of curated apparel and home goods.

Shannon Kaiser

Author, Speaker
Shannon Kaiser is a best-selling author, international speaker, retreat leader, and teacher. Her much-anticipated new book, The Self-Love Experiment, will be released in August 2017. She’s been named on of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by mindbodygreen and "One of the freshest voices in mental health and wellness" by Chicken Soup for the Soul. Shannon's the founder of PlayWithTheWorld.com, named one of the Top 75 Personal Development Websites, and Top 100 Self-Help Blogs by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Her work has been recognized in media outlets across the globe such as HuffPost Live, Health Magazine, Australian Vogue, Women’s Health, Spirituality & Health, and Entrepreneur magazine. Everything Shannon does is to empower you to believe in and trust yourself, so you can live your ideal life. Grab a free "Manifest Your Ideal Life" meditation at PlayWithTheWorld.com. Connect on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
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