5 Social Media Accounts to Follow in 2021
Social media plays a huge role in most of our daily lives. We use it to keep up with our friends, family, and current events, but it has also become a powerful learning tool. If you log onto Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc, and find yourself unhappy or frustrated with what you see, it may be time for an overhaul. Too often we forget that we have the power to curate our social feeds. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a handful of our favorite social media accounts! From fitness and nutrition to home organization, there is something for everyone who’s looking to better themselves this new year.
Are you looking for tips on how to clean, well, everything? Then you need to follow Go Clean Co. They took the internet by storm in April after demonstrating how to “strip” your laundry.
They have instructional videos on how to clean virtually every surface in your home. The company is located in Calgary, Alberta, and also offers in-person house cleaning services. (Although they are temporarily closed due to Covid19 restrictions)
As Sarah McAllister, director of Go Clean Co, says: “Life is going to start again, so why not set yourself up for success when it does.” Go Clean Co’s fun and practical approach to cleaning gives you the how-to and the motivation to make your home sparkle.
Where to follow Go Clean Co:
Have you ever thought: “I want to help, but I don’t know where to start.”? Then let me introduce you to i_weigh.
I_weigh was founded by actress Jameela Jamil in an effort to create a safe and radically inclusive space on social media. Jamil states on i_weigh’s website that she saw that people wanted to help others and help change the world for the better, but didn’t know where to begin.
I_weigh introduces you to new voices, artists, activists, and movements. If you are looking to get involved in social activism (of any kind), diversifying your social media feed is important. Leaving your regular social bubbles and hearing different perspectives keeps the conversation moving forward. I_weigh's mission is to connect, empower, and amplify diverse voices in an accessible way.
Where to follow i_weigh:
Nayak Roberts-Smith is a licensed aesthetician based in Los Angeles, California. Namaka says her philosophy is to “integrate the science of clinical skincare, with the gentle purity of natural ingredients, and to use that knowledge to strengthen confidence through beauty.”
Her YouTube channel “The Golden Rx” features informative videos about professional skin treatments, at-home remedies, and de-bunking potentially dangerous skincare “hacks”. Her bubbly personality and effective skincare tips will have you looking and feeling amazing in 2021.
Where to follow LAbeautyologist:
KC Davis is a licensed professional counsellor and mother of two. After giving birth right before the COVID-19 pandemic, KC was in a new city without access to a support network for months. She began to create a self-compassionate way to address her stress, depression, and seemingly never-ending house-work. She began sharing her approach to “care tasks” on TikTok and amassed hundreds of thousands of followers in just a few months.
A care task describes any task, chore, or errand that is required to care for self and keep life going. These tasks are typically recurring and seemingly never-ending. But what happens when you encounter barriers such as depression, anxiety, or trauma that make completing care tasks difficult? A person can experience intense shame, leaving them wondering “why am I failing at something so simple?”. They may also be less likely to reach out for help due to the fear of judgment or rejection. As the shame grows, mental health plummets, and a critical internal dialogue sets in, forming a vicious cycle that paralyzes the person even further.
Something you will hear often in KC’s videos is that “care tasks are morally neutral”. This meaning that being good or bad at them had nothing to do with being a good person, parent, spouse, friend. This is the first pillar in the 6 pillars of struggle care, which you can read more about at strugglecare.com. The website has tons of resources including book recommendations, a playlist to listen to whilst doing care tasks, and even easy recipes for when cooking feels like a daunting task.
KC’s videos feel like a warm hug every time they come across your feed. In this particularly stressful year, her videos are exactly what we all need.
Where to follow KC:
“My journey into the fitness world was never about the perfect body, it was about making a positive change to feel better mentally and physically.” Says Krissy on her website. Krissy’s goal is to help women around the world become healthier, mentally, and physically.
Krissy is the founder and CEO of the Tone and Sculpt app, which features more than 400 workouts! Subscription to the app also comes with a 14-day trial. Her Instagram and youtube channel also offers a variety of free workouts. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, there is something for everyone. She also speaks openly on her platform about mental health, her struggles with cystic acne, and the importance of sustainable fitness habits.
Where to follow Krissy: