The year 2020 has been one of the most difficult years to get through for… well, just about everyone. Many of us find ourselves stuck at home wishing we could go out, travel or just live our lives like we used to. With social unrest and internet drama ablaze, the world went into a tub of chaos and it can seem hard to find some peace. With this, we offer you 10 drama-free YouTubers to inspire you and get you through 2020. YouTube offers a plethora of channels dedicated to life betterment, positivity and just plain good vibes. From nutrition and work out channels to spiritual guides and travel channels, get ready to shake up your living with help from the best lifestyle YouTubers.
Read on for 10 lifestyle YouTubers to take away the 2020 quarantine blues.
1. Pick Up Limes
Bored of the same old meals? You got to check out Pick Up Limes, a channel run by the cool and calm dietitian and wellness vlogger, Sadia. Most of her videos involve the healthiest, nourishing vegan recipes that’ll leave you drooling all the way through. Other videos of hers include topics like minimalism and “Living lightly in a distracted world.” These can help you organize your life and find some calm in the small things. “I watch Pick Up Limes almost every day to get inspiration for recipes, but what I really love about it is that it’s visually so pretty and soothing to watch,” Florida International University senior Victoria Fernandez said. Get to know Sadia in her picturesque, plant-filled cooking studio in the Netherlands. Dive in and feed the cells of your soul on Pick Up Limes.
2. Hitomi Mochizuki
As a New York-based lifestyle vlogger, Hitomi offers a look into the bohemian life we all wish we could live while passing on the best vibes on planet Earth. After suffering from mental health issues like depression and eating disorders in high school, Hitomi turned to yoga, meditation and other holistic practices in an attempt to better her life. Her channel includes various forms of content from “What I eat in a day” videos, to travel videos and sit down chats.
The sit-down chats allow her audience to hear her incredible journey towards self-love, finding your “tribe,”—the people who really get you, and building a happy life. She also enjoys thrift shopping and putting together style videos of her eclectic collection that’ll inspire you to think outside the box when it comes to your wardrobe. Hitomi stands as one of the most real people out there and her positivity is infectious.
Ashley, the creator behind Bestdressed, focuses her channel on her amazing taste in creating one of a kind outfits from thrifted pieces. Watch her sew together regular old thrift finds and turn them into something Instagram ready. Previously a film student at UCLA, her design aesthetic and technical savviness really make her channel stand out. Now based in New York, you can enjoy videos of her journeying through the big apple. Her other content includes DIY home decorating videos that will make you want to head straight to the Home Depot and start redecorating your space ASAP.
4. Amy Lee
Amy’s channel is quintessential for your quarter-life crisis needs. If you suffered or currently suffer from mental health issues, Amy helps you through it all and her channel provides a safe space for you to unwind and work on yourself in peace. Her “Living Alone Diary” videos relax you as you watch her clean, meditate and take care of her adorable dog. In most of her videos, Amy openly talks about mental health topics, therapy and achieving self-love and actualization. “Amy Lee’s videos get me through these times. I love how openly she talks about mental health and unlike other YouTubers who look like they have everything together, she’s more relatable,” Florida International University senior Nicole Abuid said. Her positivity and relatability stand as something that we all need in these uncertain times.
5. Alivia D’Andrea
Alivia is best known for her series, “The Glow-up Diaries,” which follows her in her journey to remake herself or “Glow up.” Follow her beautifully captured journey into clearing her skin, working out, eating cleaner and pushing herself to be the best version of herself that she can be. She captures very real issues that we all face about consistency, giving up on yourself and struggling with self-esteem. Her raw narration over her carefully crafted videos make you feel like you can seriously take on anything life throws your way. Follow along on her journaling videos to plan out your goals and motivate yourself to carry to them out. Her channel will show you that you’re not alone and you can achieve who you want to be as long as you don’t give up on yourself.
6. Yes Theory
Yes Theory’s channel is run by three best friends, Thomas Brag, Matt Dajer and Ammar Kandil, who believe that the greatest things in life happen outside of your comfort zone. “I love watching Yes Theory’s travel vlogs. They always manage to find adventures everywhere they go. My favorite vlogs are them traveling to the least visited country in the world, Tuvalu, and the happiest country in the world, Bhutan,” University of Florida alum Alex Peign said. If you’re a thrill-seeker, you won’t get enough of Yes Theory’s insane antics. From visiting abandoned cities to helicopter bungee jumping with Will Smith, their content is never a boring watch. Their videos will inspire you to seek discomfort and wonder about the endless possibilities that wait for you if you only said yes!
7. Margot Lee
If productivity and comforting scenery fits your vibe, Margot Lee delivers. As a recent Syracuse University grad, her content covers a lot of modern college-girl interests like productivity, comfortable fashion and sticking to your goals. You can follow her “Day in the life” style vlogs for some relaxing, aesthetic content that takes you around scenic upstate New York, New York City or places in Europe on her study abroad journey. “Margot Lee is one of my favorite YouTuber’s because her videos are so aesthetic and clean. I don’t care if it’s weird to watch people just living their lives– it’s inspirational and calming to me!” Florida Internal University senior Jackyln Hernandez said. Learn how to balance life, work and school with Margot.
8. Natacha Océane
Set higher work out goals with Natasha, one of the best healthy living YouTubers out there. From food vlogs to exercise videos, you’ll find everything you need to shed those stubborn pounds. What makes her stand out comes in the form of her “Science Explained” videos where she performs lifestyle experiments and explains the effects of her body and wellness. These videos include experiments like, “I halved my sleep for a week,” where she went from eight hours a night to 4 hours of sleep for a week to show the importance of good sleep hygiene.
She also tried intermittent fasting for seven days and tested whether you can undo a “bad,” diet with exercise. By far her most entertaining videos include the ones where she takes the U.S. Marine, Navy Seals and Army fitness tests to see if she’d qualify for the army! She marks the definition of a strong female role model and her willpower and positive attitude make her shine!
9. Jinti Fell
Ever wanted to pack your life into a small van and travel the globe? Jinti Fell’s channel is a bit different from any you’ve probably seen. She vlogs her life with her husband and two children living out of a furnished van and traveling the world. Jinti’s channel creates a super relaxing atmosphere and displays an escapist, ethereal lifestyle we all wish we could live. Jinti and her gorgeous family live a healthy lifestyle and stayed in places like Bali and traveled all over Australia. Jinti remains very open about her life and talks about a range of topics from minimalism, to childcare and natural water birth. Their videos overall are very wholesome and calming and just right for you if you’re missing family time on the open road.
This channel will get you in your feels like nothing you’ve ever watched. Trust us, Liziqi’s channel is like none other because she lives on a gorgeous farm in rural china. She started her channel in order to teach children where their food comes from. Her farm, which is covered in flowers and is home to the cutest animals ever seen, is a cottage core lover’s paradise. “I love watching Liziqi, especially after a stressful day because her videos are so calming and beautiful. I’m so impressed by her skills and the food she makes looks so yummy!” Fernandez said. Her skills in farming, harvesting, cooking, furniture building and so much more will not only inspire you but make you long for a farm of your own. Her videos include little to no dialogue so sit back and enjoy the sounds of nature and