TED Talks That Will Inspire You

TED Talks That Will Inspire You

Every year in college it seems like mid-February is the worst time in the spring semester besides finals week. As one professor put it, February is like the middle of the storm. Typically, the first round of exams and assignments are due, conferences are frequent and time demanding. The cold, rainy weather doesn’t help morale one bit.

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How most college students currently feel

If you’re like me, you’re probably needing some inspiration and/or motivation to remind you about all the great things in life, to keep going and to keep improving yourself. Someone once told me, “When you feel like you’re in a hurry, you need to slow down.” It sounds counter-intuitive to slow down when your to do list has 100 items on it but if you slow down you can have better clarity on the urgency and importance of these tasks. You can make time to take care of yourself, practice gratitude and maintain relationships. As a college student it’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day of life and start neglecting the things and people that make life worthwhile to you.

When I need to slow down, I like to either read a book, listen to a podcast, go for a long walk, or watch TED Talks. Below are my top 5 TED Talks that inspire and motivate me.

For when you think you’re going to crumble under the amount of stress you have. https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

For when you need motivation to get off the couch or out of the library and get moving. https://www.ted.com/talks/wendy_suzuki_the_brain_changing_benefits_of_exercise

For when you need reminding about why you should be vulnerable. https://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability

For when you want to hear about a possible future and allow yourself to think about what’s on the horizon. https://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_kraft_the_pharmacy_of_the_future_personalized_pills_3d_printed_at_home

Lastly, for when you need to inspire action and tailor how you talk to people about new ideas. I even use this rule to explain to others the tasks and positions I choose to do. https://www.ted.com/talks/simon_sinek_how_great_leaders_inspire_action?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare

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How you hopefully feel after watching these videos

Please reach out and let me know which TED Talk is your favorite (or pass along a TED Talk I didn’t mention)!

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