We've all been there on Sunday nights, feeling the heavy shift in mentality as we wish our weekends farewell and welcome in the workweek. Even at the most satisfying jobs, we can encounter pangs of self-doubt as we enter our Monday mornings. As our jobs become a generous chunk of our day-to-day routines, autopilot can occasionally creep in, and we lose sight of the original excitement that inspired us to pursue our career paths. Sometimes a little outside inspiration is necessary to jump-start a change in our everyday workday, whether it's altering our workspace, learning a new skill, or revamping our work wardrobe. The best kind of such inspiration can come from social media, through career-driven feeds that introduce new ideas to shake up your everyday routine. These mood boards, if you will, can brighten us up with an inspiring quote or image and give us a goal to aspire to as we check off our work ambitions one by one.
Keep reading for five career-focused Instagram feeds that will inspire you to work smarter than ever before.
Create & Cultivate
When it comes to career inspiration, you'd be hard-pressed to find a company that does it better than Create & Cultivate, a resource that aims to provide women with everything they need to take their careers to the next level. The C&C site has an A-to-Z directory of everything you've ever needed a trustworthy opinion on while maneuvering through your career path. Scroll through the organization's Instagram to get not only gorgeous images to inspire you but also profiles on groundbreaking women, thought-provoking quotes, and information on pop-up events hosted by Create & Cultivate across the U.S.
Above the Glass
For the ultimate guide to starting your own business, entrepreneurs need look no further than Above the Glass to manage their aspirations. While the company's site has everything from a job glossary to printable resources, its Instagram feed provides bite-size inspirational tidbits for startups and freelancers seeking to carve out a path of their own. Empowering images and quotes from women in the workplace who are pursuing pioneering career paths will inspire your own.
New Yorkers will likely already be familiar with The Wing, a community workspace for women in Manhattan, grounded in the belief that working with and around others can help motivate you to produce your best work. The chic, open-air layout of The Wing translates seamlessly to its Instagram, which contains posts with vibrant tongue-in-cheek humor and inspirational inclusivity.
Jig+Saw, based in Los Angeles, offers a creative workspace for female business owners and entrepreneurs to come together and share ideas, exchange aspirations, and encourage community. L.A. locals will be particularly apt to follow its Instagram feed, which regularly posts about sessions and events hosted by inspiring women at the company's workspace in the Arts District. The community-centered focus on Jig+Saw makes it a feed you'll want to engage with.
The WW Club
The Women's Working Club, called The WW Club for short, is a working space in Los Angeles that aims to cultivate creativity and community among professional women. Its Instagram presence mixes unabashedly feminine imagery with a refreshingly modern take on the working woman. Posts include profiles on notable women in the workspace, regular "words to live by," and announcements for "work parties" held around the globe.