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12 Ted Talks To Watch and Become A Better You

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I don’t think I am alone when I say that sometimes I need a little inspiration to let the better parts of me shine. When the shiny new feeling of your resolutions starts to wear off, you need a little boost in motivation to be a better you. I am always perusing Ted.com to see the latest and best videos, and these are my favorites that might inspire you to be a little happier. 

So what do happiness, the ability to say yes and learning gratitude have in common? They are all things you need to be a better you. Watch these 12 Ted talks to be inspired!

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Mel Robbins: How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over 

“Americans feel dissatisfied with their lives. Getting what you want is simple – but not easy.” Watch it until the end. You makes an interesting point about routine (which I always felt I needed!)

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Self Care & Loving Yourself ~ Plus 14 Ways To Love YOU More

Recommended Reading – Stop Saying You Are Fine: The No BS Guide To Getting What You Want

Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes To Everything

“When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling.”

Recommended Reading – My Year Of Yes ~ How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Celeste Headlee: 10 Ways To Have a Better Conversation

Guilty of this. I would prefer someone to text me than call me!

Recommended Reading – We Need To Talk

Adam Leipzig: How To Know Your Life Purpose In 5 Minutes

“The happier people knew something about their life purpose because of 5 things.”

Louie Schwartzberg: Gratitude 

“To feel like were connected to a universe that celebrates life.”

Recommended Reading – Magestic Nature

Caroline McHugh: The Art of Being Yourself 

“Your only job on this planet is to be good at being you.”

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Getting Cozy ~ Why Everyone Should Embrace the Danish Art of "Hygge"

Recommended Reading – The Art Of Being Yourself : Discover Who You Are and How To Live

Susan Cain: The Power of Introverts 

Recommended Reading – Quiet : The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Gen Kelsang Nyema: Happiness Is All In Your Mind

“We need to stop outsourcing our happiness.”

Laura Trice: Remember To Say Thank You

“Be honest about the praise you need to hear.”

Isabel Allende: How To Live Passionately—No Matter Your Age

“I intend to live passionately”

Recommended Reading – Eva Luna

David Steindl-Rast: Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful

An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

Recommended Reading – A Good Day: A Gift of Gratitude

…and one non Ted talk, but just as inspirational…

How Mindfulness Empowers Us

Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they really are, freeing us from old ways of thinking

Recommended Reading – Sitting Still Like A Frog – Mindfulness Exercises For Kids

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