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7 Inspiring & Life Changing TED Talks You Need To Watch

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By Sally From The Shine ProjectPublished 2 years ago 3 min read
Top Story - June 2022
7 Inspiring & Life Changing TED Talks You Need To Watch
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I adore TED talks. I tend to go thorugh phases with them where either I'll binge watch a few or forget about them for weeks. But everytime I watch one, I get out of the experience feeling inspired and motivated and sometimes even at peace because I realize I'm not the only with a certain problem.

So if you're looking for inspiration below are 8 very special an in my opinion life changing TED talks.

1. The Magic of Not Giving a F*** – Sarah Knight

If you're the kind of person who has difficulties saying "no" even at the expense of your mental and physical energy then this ted-talk is perfect for you!

Best-selling author Sarah Knight demonstrates her “Not sorry method” to help people get out of things/situations they don’t want to do or be in but are pressured to. Her talk is quite hilarious and tackles how people can and should spend more of their time, energy, and money doing things they actually enjoy instead of being people pleasers.

2. How to gain control of your free time – Laura Vanderkam

Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives. She’s discovered that while we underestimate our free time and the moments we have for ourselves we do the opposite with our commitments: we overestimate them.

This is a great talk to learn to value and take better control of your free time.

3. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable- Luvvie Ajayi

I think this is a must for everyone because let's face it: often times our fears, doubts, and insecurities make us feel unworthy. Our self-esteem takes a hit thanks to everything we're uncomfortable with.

In this amazing talk, Luvvie Ajayi talks about embracing our fears and saying yes to things that scare us, things that we are afraid to pursue. She dives into an explanation of the strength and power we receive from doing these things.

4. How to stop screwing yourself over- Mel Robbins

If you think too much and have trouble taking action. If you keep postponing going after your dreams and you're a procrastinator, then this ted-talk is for you.

Mel Robbins talks about how people tend to have big dreams and aspirations, but never really do anything about them. Waiting for them to happen on their own. Which of course they won't. Her approach in life is simple: JUST DO IT.

5. Meet Yourself: A User’s Guide to Building Self-Esteem–Niko Everett

If you suffer from self-esteem problems or you've just been in a

in a situation where your self-esteem has taken a hit, such as losing your job or a relationship breakup, this ted talk will help you remember that you can ALWAYS turn things around.

“If you could meet yourself, you might really like her.”

This ted talk is seriously great for helping you stop the negative talk and feelings and build your self-esteem back.

6. Go With Your Gut Feeling– Magnus Walker

I love this ted talk because it confirmed to me something I've always believed inside, something that always worked for me but that didn't sound so smart in a world focused on logic and rationality and that is to follow our gut feeling!

In a world where so many people are telling you to use your head, plan wisely, be smart and decide with your mind and based on facts, Magnus talks about how he followed his gut so many times and how he managed to be more successful this way. Beyond his own dreams.

7. What Adults Can Learn From Kids – Adira Svitak

I absolutely love this TED Talk, and not just because it’s being presented by a 12-year-old!

Adira reminds us that just because we're adults doesn't mean that we know everything better than children. She'll challenge your idea of learning for it is or should be a two-way street: where children learn from adults and adults learn from children.

This talk is so inspiring because Adira reminds us how children don’t see obstacles like adults do and therefore their potential is much higher and the possibilities in front of them are almost endless.

Enjoy the inspiration, the warm feelings and the knowledge of not being alone in whatever issue you're dealing with!

Source: originally published on Simily

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Comments (3)

  • Lori Lamothe2 years ago

    I need to listen to every single one of these. Great piece.

  • Dana Stewart2 years ago

    Great article! I too, love TEDTalks. My all time favorite is Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Your elusive creative genius.’ ❤️

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