9 Instagram Accounts To Follow When You're Feeling Down

♫ You'll find that life is still worthwhile, If you just smile ♫

Like singer Monica stated in her iconic debut, we've all had "one of them days." It could be the weather, bad news or things aren't just going your way.

If you've been feeling sad for a long while, you could be suffering from depression -- for more information and resources, visit Half of Us -- but if you're just having a not-so-happy day, sometimes all you need is a pick-me-up to get you on the path to a better mood. Luckily for you, there are Instagram accounts that can help put a smile on your face.

Here are nine Instagram accounts to cue up when you're feeling down:


Instagram account Happsters brightens up your mood every day with an inspirational quote.

Humans of New York

The famous Humans of New York Facebook, run by Brandon Stanton, specializes in sharing the stories of people he meets on the streets of New York, and more recently, elsewhere in the world. Follow this Insta for some truly inspiring stories.


This account is the official Instagram of the website of the same name. They're focused on the perspective on the modern thoughts of "brutally honest and self-aware young women," which translates to some hilarious thoughts on life, love and everything else in between.

Oh Happy Day

Follow this account for artsy, cute pictures that are sure to brighten up any gray day.

Chill Wildlife

This Instagram account highlights our four-legged friends that are chill AF.

The Good Quote

This account run by The Good Vibe Co. features quotes meant to inspire and motivate. Follow this account for a self-confidence boost.

Cash Cats

Hilariously random Instagram account Cash Cats suggests that you just look at a bunch of cats with cash (two things that go great together, IMHO) to turn your frown upside-down.


Photographer Jeremy Veach features his pug Norm in every photo on his account. And for good reason -- that is one cute pup.

Tom Hardy Holding Dogs

If all else fails, sometimes you just need to laugh. It's a good thing actor Tom Hardy likes dogs so much that there are hundreds of pictures of him holding various canines -- that fact alone is worth a grin.

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