Monday, 9 October 2017

5 Inspiring Ted Talks for Wellbeing.

Hands up who loves a TED Talk? Here I'm sharing 5 inspiring TED Talks on the topic of wellbeing. Click to read more!

Hands up who loves a good TED Talk? I know I do, I often listen to the podcast versions on my drive to work (although admittedly many are better watched due to their visual components) and I think they're a great opportunity to learn about different thoughts, concepts and points of view. I personally feel that TED Talks can be very inspiring - maybe it's seeing and hearing someone talk with passion and energy about a topic they're clearly very interested in, but for me, I always find myself becoming so engrossed in what they're saying and the importance this holds for them.

Because of this, I thought I would share some of the TED Talks that I have found inspiring in relation to promoting wellbeing.

WANT TO BE HAPPY? BE GRATEFUL - David Steindl-Rast

In this talk, David Steindl-Rast puts forward the idea that happiness is fuelled by being grateful. He talks about grateful living and and how each moment is a gift and an opportunity to be grateful for something.


THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN HAPPINESS - Emily Esfahani Smith

Emily Esfahani Smith talks about searching for meaning and how this can positively contribute to you overall wellbeing and improve your quality of life. She discusses that happiness comes and goes, however meaning is your reason to keep going in both good and bad times.

This talk by Andy Puddicombe discusses the importance of taking time to look after our minds through being in the present moment with the use of mindfulness and meditation. Puddicombe talks about the use of meditation to change our experience of life, to see things from a different perspective, to be in the here and now rather than being lost in our thoughts. He also scores extra for the use of juggling to illustrate his point!


WHY WE ALL NEED TO PRACTICE EMOTIONAL FIRST AID - Guy Winch

This is a really interesting talk on how we should be taking time to prioritise our psychological health just as much as our physical health. Guy Winch encourages us to pay attention to emotional pain and catch unhealthy psychological habits so that we can change them in order build emotional resilience.


HOW TO MAKE STRESS YOUR FRIEND - Kelly McGonigal

Now, I personally found this TED Talk really fascinating as it talks about how reframing the way you think about stress can change it's impact on your overall health and wellbeing. It discusses that how you think and act can transform your experience of stress and that stress can be viewed as being helpful rather than something negative. It's a really interesting discussion as it goes against everything we're taught about stress including the negative outcomes that come with it.

Let's start a conversation:
I'd love to hear of any TED Talks that you personally find inspiring or thought provoking in terms of your own wellbeing and outlook on life. Why not leave any recommendations in the comments below, or drop me a tweet @_hellojordan

Hands up who loves a TED Talk? Here I'm sharing 5 inspiring TED Talks on the topic of wellbeing. Click to read more!



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