This Easy Exercise Will Help You Stay Cohesive On Instagram

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If you're feeling scattered with your visuals and your Instagram feed reflects that, chances are your number of followers does too. Am I right?

Building an Instagram feed into a successful marketing tool can be tricky and is a common struggle for many entrepreneurs, so don't be too hard on yourself, friend - you're not alone.

It can be especially tricky to gain momentum on Instagram due to the fact that so much importance is put on the quality of visuals. And not just each individual photo - but also the entire structure of your feed.

This means, it's important to post beautiful individual photos - and also to be sure each photo weaves into the overall cohesive storyline of your feed. That might sound overwhelming, and you might have already pulled out half the hair from your head by now, but I've got a brilliant strategy (and exercise) to make things easier on you from here on out...

The 5-Topic-Instagram-Strategy

Here's an easy strategy that'll help you get focused and streamlined with your posts. It's all about getting clear on your purpose, and then sticking to a chosen set of related photo topics.

NOTE: Remember, on Instagram it's beneficial to weave together a beautiful, intentional storyline, rather than just posting miscellaneous anything-and-everything.

The Exercise:

Choose 5 specific photo topics for your Instagram account.

It's important to give this some thought. You'll want to be sure to stick with photo themes that:

  1. You can commit to posting regularly - Consider which photos you'll have easy access to and can keep up with. Experts recommend posting 1-3 times per day, so be realistic and easy on yourself.
  2. You won't get totally bored or burnt out sticking to.
  3. Your ideal audience will LOVE and want to see regularly (focus on educating and inspiring).
  4. Fit the message of your brand.



1. Women in Yoga Poses

2. Isolated Fruits

3. Inspirational Photo Memes

4. Healthy Vegetarian Dishes

5. Lush Green Indoor Plant Lifestyle Scenes

Once you have your five, write them down and keep them in a place that's easy to reference for those moments when you need a reminder. Stay consistent weaving them throughout your feed. This will help create cohesiveness and consistency.


Pro Tip: Sticking to your 5 photo themes doesn't mean your content will be restricted or limited. What you post for visuals is one thing - what you write in the content area can be another. It's okay to get creative.

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Instagram Photo Topic Inspiration Vault

Here are some topic ideas to inspire you. You can choose from these, or create your own! Just remember - choose 5 that suit your brand and be consistent to build a theme + storyline to lure and woo your followers.


  • Healthy Vegetarian Meals
  • Healthy Smoothies
  • Beautiful, Inviting Nature Scenes
  • Inspirational Quotes/Memes (Here's a great place to get them)
  • Behind the Scenes Pics of Your Healthy Lifestyle
  • Behind the Scenes Pics of Your Production Process (if you're a soap maker, organic skin care crafter, etc. this idea is awesome - people love to see hand-crafting)
  • Vibrant Pictures of Whole Fruits
  • Women in Yoga Poses
  • Beautiful Florals (in your branding colors or to highlight symbology)
  • Crystals
  • Hands (this could be particularly suitable for reiki/massage/palmistry feeds)
  • People Receiving Acupuncture
  • Acupuncture needles in unique scenes
  • Cozy Pictures of Your Minx (if this is on-brand + your audience loves it)
  • Food Prep
  • Essential Oils Bottles in Story Telling Scenes
  • Tropical Foliage
  • Tranquil Water Scenes
  • Farm to Table Settings
  • Soothing Spa Scenes
  • Artful Isolated Body Parts (hands, feet, etc)
  • Organic Skin Care Ingredients
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Raw Deserts
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Tea Scenes
  • Journaling/Reflective Scenes
  • Healthy Kids
  • Tropical Beach Scenes
  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Tarot layouts
  • Women Lifting
  • Chakra Colors
  • Succulents
  • Geometric Shapes
  • People Outdoors
  • Home Scenes with DIY Non-toxic Product Ingredients
  • Herbal Combinations for Medicinals

What are your FIVE? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Laura Ellen on 09/12/2017 at 1:44 pm

    This Instagram series you are providing us is FABULOUS! These resources - lasered in for the health and wellness entrepreneur - are INVALUABLE in this ocean of "5 easy tricks" and ""5 min how-to's." From the bottom of my business-lady heart, thank you!

    • Briena Sash on 09/12/2017 at 6:27 pm

      Yay, Laura... I'm so happy you're loving it!

  2. Julie on 09/14/2017 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing the Instagram strategies, have been implementing some of them and it's helping me improve my instagram.

    • Briena Sash on 09/14/2017 at 3:48 pm

      You're so welcome, Julie... that's music to my ears! <3

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