Staying locked up in our houses for the better part of the past two years has shed light on the importance of taking better care of our mental and physical health. However, social media is not always our friend. An integral part of our lives, it can harm our mental health if we compare ourselves to others or follow influencers who don’t make us feel good in our own skin. On the other hand, holistic wellness influencers who take an honest and encouraging approach to wellbeing can help us embrace ourselves and positively impact our wellbeing.

As we return to a fast-paced lifestyle, it is important that we continue to take care of our physical and mental wellbeing. In this article, we round up four Instagram influencers who bring a unique approach to wellness and provide wellbeing techniques that you can incorporate into your daily life.

Lola Tillyaeva (Till)

An empowering entrepreneur and author of the wellness guide ‘Be Your Own Harmonist,’ Lola Tillyaeva (Till) takes a truly unique approach to wellbeing. Through decades of research, Lola learned that knowledge about humanity lies in the merging of science and spirituality. Her favorite quote by Aristotle is, “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” With this in mind, she encourages her followers to take a profound look within themselves, understanding their own unique nature. Thereby, she argues, each and one of us can improve our mental and physical health. But in addition to science and spirituality, Lola also provides simple mindfulness techniques, nutrition, and other health advice followers can easily incorporate into their daily lives. An expert on the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, Lola also encourages her followers to raise the vibration levels in their surroundings through various simple ways such as decluttering living spaces. Passionate about the environment, she also helps us be mindful and present within our environment, advocating for better treatment of our planet and emphasizing the importance of nature to our wellbeing and health.

Millana Snow

A holistic wellness expert, Millana Snow has been practicing holistic health and spirituality for over twenty years and is on a mission to make wellness accessible. She uses her Instagram to share how individuals can incorporate simple meditation techniques into their daily lives, focusing on breathwork and healing. Millana advocates for self-care, stating that when “we prioritize ourselves first, we are able to show up better in our relationships, business and life”. She hosts virtual and in-person meditation and energy healing courses and retreats. She also founded Wellness Official, a network that allows practitioners and clients to join together in an accessible and trusted place. Understanding that we live in a fast-paced world, Millana often talks about how easy it is to fall into the temptation of being constantly stimulated and our need to be ‘productive’. Building upon this, she encourages her followers to shift their energy by journaling, going on walks without a phone, and getting in touch with nature by gardening or taking care of plants.

Dr Deepika Chopra

Calling herself the optimism doctor, Dr Deepika Chopra specializes in what she has labeled ‘evidence-based manifestation’. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, Deepika has been studying the science behind optimism, resilience, and evidence-based practices for a decade. Combining her academic study with her real-world practice, she helps people cultivate tools to increase optimism and happiness in their lives. In line with her philosophy, Deepika also created Things Are Looking Up, a deck of 52 cards; each card has a prompt or suggestion meant to inspire joy and optimism. Deepika also advocates for creating a positive morning ritual, stating that our mood at the start of the day can impact how we feel all day. She also encourages her followers to work towards a higher level of self-compassion and self-love, believing that most of our struggles are linked to our internal feelings of shame and guilt.

Blue Ollis

Blue Ollis is an influencer who promotes health and wellness while remaining dedicated to an eco-friendly and cruelty-free lifestyle. She provides tips for those who want to live more sustainably on Instagram and advocates for a zero-waste lifestyle. However, she also understands that eco-friendly living is all about taking one step at a time. She often posts about her journey and growth over the years, highlighting that sustainability looks different everywhere. Blue also advocates for changes individuals can make in their life to protect the planet and often provides her followers climate-friendly alternatives for popular household products. As a traveler, she also provides tips for remaining eco-friendly when traveling, including staying at sustainable hotels, eating at vegan restaurants, and exploring new cities on bike or foot.