2 May 2016

10 life lessons Instagram has taught me

Ok, ok, that's a little misleading really. Maybe instead the title should read 'People who I stalk occasionally via the pictorial medium of instagram especially when I'm blue or have 5 minutes to spare'. Or perhaps 'Friends who inspire me with envy'. Maybe even 'How to find beauty everywhere at the click of a smartphone.' (Definitely another of the #travelbloggerproblems - in the theme of this month's linkup)

Instagram @londonkiwiemma Adventures of a London Kiwi

I just wish this little roundup could be 1,000 people (but that might just give everyone RSI), each and every 'grammer who puts a smile on my miserly grimace. In the meantime, how about some of my favourite people whose instagrams have me returning again and again to revel in forever captured moments of joy?

I have learned a thing or two along the way though. Coffee has to be pretty - it's often the mark of a skilled brew, never be ashamed to whip out your camera and if it doesn't get photographed, it never happened.

2. "Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

(Unless of course you read the chocolate tray lid, but that is perhaps a thought for another day.)

If it's a really bad day, board a flight to Lisbon and snack on pasteis de nata fresh from the oven.

4. Never be anything but yourself.

A photo posted by Rebecca (@therunawaykiwi) on

6. Relax, just do it.

A photo posted by Amanda (@rhymeandribbons) on

I’m not the only lover of novelty socks, tea in bed and cosying up with a good book. Whew!

7.  Sometimes you just need a little space to think, especially when life is a little crazy.
A photo posted by Aftab (@freshandfearless) on

8. Escape to the country.

This is a legit quiver in my coping bow.

9. If all else fails in your day, grab a glass of something cheeky and celebrate everything that is good in your world.

A photo posted by Angie Silver (@angiesilverspoon) on

10. I always, always want to take the time to appreciate the clouds. YOLO and all that.

Shameless self-promotion there, sorry chaps.

So, who are your favourite instagrammers - handles below please?

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