9 TikTok accounts to make your day better
Updated: May 23
If you're over 30 and don't mind actively being told you're old, I highly recommend you get yourself on TikTok.
I mean, they literally call us "people who were born in the late 1900s", which is not technically untrue, but gosh... it stings 😂
I was actually on TikTok (as a voyeur, not a poster) way before all the other oldies. I discovered it way back when it was Music.ly and it's been a guilty pleasure ever since. With the whole pandemic and lockdown thang over the last year or so, it's steadily become less of a place just for teens and somewhere you find a diverse range of people lipsyncing, dancing and story timing their way through the day.
It's also full of all sorts of other cools things. From accounts showing you Excel spreadsheet hacks, cooking tips, viral time-saving hacks, safety tips, people teaching you how to use Photoshop and pretty much everything in between.
Like all social media, it's algorithm-based, so by interacting with certain content you're more likely to find more of what you're after.
Here are 5 accounts I recommend you follow now to make sure your feed is full of the right stuff from the get-go.
Ryan Maxwell mainly posts videos of himself reading memes and other funny things off of the internet and laughing.
Not only does he find the best memes around, but there's also something about his laugh that's just contagious... I've stumbled upon several other accounts that do the same thing, but there's something about this guy that makes me literally laugh out loud.
Excel tips and tricks in teeny tiny 1-minute lessons? Am I a nerd? Yes. Do I love it? Also yes.
I have a tendency to be an anxious little so and so. I've been trying to add positive affirmations into my day, because, well. I don't talk to many people these days, so if I'm the only one talking to myself it's important that I'm nice to myself right?
The problem is, I'm not very good at keeping up with them. Michael's TikToks are hard not to join in with and get some of those feel-good phrases into your day.
Sam Cotton's page is full of his Ani-Mates. As someone with a penchant for faces in strange places, and animation, they add a little joy to my day.
This guy posts pretty much the same thing once a day, reminding you to drop your shoulders, relax your eyebrows and take a few deep breaths as well as finding something to be grateful for.
I don't know about you, but I could do with someone reminding me to unclench my shoulders more than once a day. Follow him for a little reminder that's always a pleasant surprise in your feed.
Margherita Innocenti teaches you how to do cool things in Photoshop and Illustrator. Add her out for awesome little one minute lessons to pop up in your feed and help you improve your skills while you scroll.
Follow this guy for little reminders to live in the moment and stop worrying.
If you find mindfulness a little tricky (yeah me too ✋), you might find these lil' one-minute wonders actually remind you that right now is actually all that really matters.
I work in Digital Marketing, but even if you don't I'd give this guy a follow. He posts videos with hacks, tips and tricks for social media growth. Even if you're not actively growing your social media accounts, you might find something cool you want to try just for fun.
Okay, so I'm a bit obsessed with handstands, if you're not this might not be the one for you! I dare you not to be impressed even if it's not your thang though tbh.
Either way, TikTok is full of all sorts of cool sports and hobbys. Find something that makes your heart sing. If it inspires you to get moving too, even better.
While you're at it, why not give me a follow too?
Further reading: 10 amazing gifts to give someone working from home