Have you ever had one of those mornings where you stare at your phone, mindlessly procrastinating by browsing posts on Twitter? It seems the stress of the day starts the night before, and waking up confirms how dull the day will be. Instead of staring at pictures of someone’s dinner (really Karen, another burrito?) or someone’s rant about the last episode of “The Bachelor,” follow these inspirational Twitter accounts to start your day off right with a little motivation.
Simon Sinek is a motivational speaker, published author, and consultant. While he speaks to an audience of business leaders, his posts tie into everyday life. A lot of what he says touches on how widespread stress is in the business world. Jobs can be difficult to deal with, but it is essential to change your mindset to feel joy in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life. You can also hear a more in-depth encouragement about leadership on a TED Talk he gave entitled “How Great Leaders Inspire Action.”
Speaking of stress in business and the adverse effects it has on mental health and personal well-being, Amway is a company that aims to do the opposite by empowering people to earn extra income while being their own boss. The AmwayUS Twitter account highlights every day, average people turned business owners. Its Independent Business Owners’ (IBOs) success stories and advice are regularly featured. Each story underscores how possible it is it to achieve your dreams and goals — all while earning extra cash and having fun in the process.
Amway aims to encourage and support their IBOs, and it shows in the work that they do. A recent tweet features a sobering report of how women report lower confidence in their abilities and attitudes toward business ownership. With this in mind, Amway started an empowering program in Russia called “Mompreneur” that provides education and grants specifically for women on maternity leave, mothers of underage children, and women who are registered with the employment service.
Sia Cooper is a mom who just so happens to be a fitness guru. She frequently posts un-retouched photos of her real body vs. the perfect Instagram shot in what she calls “Instagram vs. Reality.” Her work shows how easy it is for fitness influencers to fake unattainable bodies by demonstrating how they can change the before and after photos within a matter of moments. The cellulite struggle is real!
Sia also touches on her struggles with body dysmorphia and an eating disorder. She shows that mental health and fitness go hand in hand. Her Twitter has healthy recipes, fitness/life tips, and quick workouts that can be done anywhere — even with a child sitting next to you. Real food and a balanced life lead to a happier, more successful version of yourself.
Looking for a quick pep in your step? Follow the Inspire_Us Twitter account for continual tweets throughout the day about a variety of subjects. This account features quotes from celebrities, famous authors, and people in between. It’s perfect for a light read when you find yourself in need of a quick break.
Nick Vujicic is a motivational speaker and a bestselling author. Nick was born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, a condition marked by the absence of all limbs. He turned his sorrow into a way to encourage others to live a life without limits, and his Twitter reminds us that although we all struggle, we are also stronger than what we believe.
Twitter often gets a bad rap because of all the celebrity feuds or back-and-forth with politics. Give yourself a break from that negativity and take the time to improve upon the one person that matters — you! There is a whole world outside of your bed, and every day, you have a new chance to choose happiness. Follow these Twitter accounts for the extra encouragement and confidence boost you need, then incorporate positive self-talk on a daily basis as you learn to be the best version of yourself.