Mélanie Johnsson Will Remind You to Take a Breather

We’ve taken lately to Mélanie Johnsson inspirational quotes and illustrations. The graphic designer, illustrator, and letterer has an emphatic but blunt approach that pulls at our heartstrings. Yes, we realize there’s an inflation of feel-good Instagram feeds, but in the fast pacing world we live in – we need all the motivation we can get.

Inspired by travel, nature, and the cinema, Johnsson works from her home in the UK, located in a beautiful English seaside town. Her location allows her to spend time walking around lost islands, kite surfing, and surfing. She also enjoys waking up early to catch a sunrise.

Johnsson promotes self-love and mindfulness through simple mantras and brightly colored illustrations. Her Instagram page, in other words, is exactly what we need in this day and age. “Moving to the seaside has been really inspiring,” she told MOO. “I love being able to leave home, walk for four minutes, and be by the sea. I feel terribly lucky.”

“I love working from my home studio because I can control my environment,” she went on to say. “I try to keep ‘normal’ hours for work — although I’m more efficient in the morning, so I tend to start work very early and finish early too. I do the work that needs to be done, but I’m not afraid of pausing in the afternoon if I feel like it. That’s what I love about working on your own terms — you’re free to do what you want and work whenever you’re the most inspired.”

Follow her Instagram page for a dose of inspiration.

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Tip #20 . Follow the right people . We’re both a very unlucky and a very lucky generation. Unlucky because we’ve inherited a very unhealthy planet and although most of us are trying very hard to make a positive change, the outcome still looks quite bad. Hope it still there though, in most of us. . We’re also a very lucky generation because we have the internet. Ahhh, the internet, what would we possibly do without it nowadays? Not much, I suppose. So, we have the internet and we have social media. And what do we have on social media? Tons of people that are willing to make a positive change in the world and spread the word about sustainable living. This post is about them, I want to share my favourite accounts that are making a difference. But not only about climate change, also about mental health. Because I don’t believe we can make a change in the world if we are not already at peace with ourselves. Here’s my list! (You’re welcome to add more in the comments for everyone to see and follow) . For a healthy planet and plastic free oceans: @wwf @greenpeace @marianamatija @kameachayne @lonelywhale @50reefs @oceanheroeshq @sealegacy @plastictides . For sustainable living/fashion and zero waste: @venetiafalconer @maxlamanna @tollydollyposh @trashisfortossers @knowtheorigin @going.zero.waste @naturisimo @zero.waste.collective . For mental health awareness: @theinsecuregirlsclub @mattzhaig @i_weigh @stacieswift @letstalkaboutmentalhealth @jengotch @highlysensitive_person @mindcharity

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