At some point or another, we all will deal with stress. Stress is a part of our lives, and no matter how much meditation or yoga you do, you will feel stressed at some point. For those times, when you need a little extra help managing your stress, here are the best TED Talks to help you deal with stress during these difficult times.
Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are
This TED Talk is all about how body language affects how others perceive us. In addition to this, it’s also about how we see ourselves. In this TED Talk, she talks about how the power of power posing can help you feel confident even when you don’t feel like it. She also argues that this could help impact how successful you are!
Kelly McGonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend
This TED Talk takes an interesting perspective on stress and how it could affect your life and your health. Kelly McGonigal believes that part of the reason stress may be bad for you is because we think that to be the case. She urges us to see stress as something positive and helps teach us a way to reach out to others to help reduce stress.
Andy Puddicombe: All it Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
In this TED Talk, Andy Puddicombe asks us what would happen if you did nothing for ten minutes a day! This will help you refresh your mind and be mindful while also being present in the moment! This powerful suggestion could be a simple (and free) way to help us all reduce our stress levels for only ten minutes a day.
Pico Iyer: The Art of Stillness
Pico Iyer believes that the secret to reducing stress is to take time for stillness in our daily life. He talks about his strategies that we can all use to take back a few minutes of every single day or even a few days out of every season with his simple art of stillness. This talk is perfect for those who are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of our fast-paced world.
Daniel Levitin: How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed
In this TED Talk, Daniel Levitin reminds us that we are not at our best when we’re stressed. He talks through a system where planning to deal with stress can help you avoid these stressful situations when your thinking becomes clouded, and your judgment might not be its best.
Part of his philosophy is that we tend to make mistakes or perform worse because we are stressed. But, by planning ahead of time and helping to avoid these situations while you have a clear head, you are better prepared to keep yourself from getting stressed in the first place.
Stress sneaks up on everyone, but you can be prepared for it to happen! Use these videos to inspire you to deal with your stress healthily and be better prepared for when it happens.