In the early days of the pandemic, TikTok increased in its popularity, to a point that whole families started using the app as a way to escape the feeling of being stuck at home. Funny dance challenges and viral videos ensured that nobody sat still. It was a way to escape from the bizarre things that were happening in the world, to have a laugh, and to spend more time with loved ones. Today, TikTok is giving (mental) health and self-care a new home. Girls and boys at the beginning of their twenties are sharing fitness tips, helpful anxiety tutorials, meal prep ideas, and meditation guides. In this blog post, I am going to talk about four inspirational TikTokkers who share positive content and from whom I have learned a lot since the corona-life made me download the app.
If there is one girl who really inspires me to become the best version of myself, it is Kate. Her content is quite diverse, ranging from wellness and mindfulness to fitness and fashion styles. Everything on her account fits perfectly together and her aesthetic has a calming effect on my mind. Her more recent posts are mainly focused on fitness and how to have the best workout in a home setting. She gives a lot of tips and tricks on how to grow your muscles while also sharing information on the importance of working out your mind through meditation. The diversity and positivity on her account make me very happy and motivated and I would 10/10 recommend anyone interested in this particular content to follow her!
Taylor is an 18 years old girl who loves to spread positivity and promotes mental health awareness. Her content is a mix of deep thoughts, happy dances in the sun, and tips on how to enjoy spending time alone. Besides, Taylor takes you with her on her own self-growth journey and shows not only her good moments but also the times that she is struggling. Seeing her strength, positivity and in general how far she has come is inspiring and will definitely put a smile on your face. She also has her own youtube channel, so for everyone who refuses to download TikTok, this can be a very good alternative.
Not to confuse with @taylorpolcyn2, Taylor Olsen is a 20 years old certified personal trainer who wants to make fitness easy and fun for young girls. She posts a lot of realistic What I Eat In a Day videos and shares her workout progress and tips for growing glutes and building muscles. Her main goal is to inspire others, particularly young girls, by showing that it is important to eat enough, train regularly, and be nice to yourself in order to transform your body and mind. For anyone into fitness or interested in having a healthy lifestyle, this TikTok influencer can be a potential role model. She also replies to almost all comments, which is nice when you have a question about anything related to fitness and lifestyle.
This boy has very positive energy floating around him and his vibe is contagious. He shares daily affirmations with a powerful meaning which you can say out loud or write down whenever and wherever you are. He also shares life-changing insights and gives tips for when you feel stressed, anxious, or worried. In one of his TikToks, he says: “you need to start believing that nothing is too good for you. You are worthy of everything you desire.” Whenever I watch his content I feel very calm and relaxed. Trevor also has his own podcast, so if you do not feel like spending time watching short videos, just put on a podcast and listen to it while you are doing something else.
Hopefully, this blog will be helpful for you in one way or another. What all four TikTokkers have in common is that they show how a social media platform not only can be used as a way to spend your leisure time but also as a means to become a better version of yourself. So, go follow them, or other self-growth TikkTokkers, and interact with their content so you can stay on this positive and inspirational side of TikTok 🙂
Author: Itske van den Braak
Editor: Gwendolyne Cheung
Illustrator: Hanh Tran