1. Why We Need To Practice Emotional First-Aid — Guy Winch
When we feel sick, we go to the doctor (well, at least we did before Corona happened!) When we fall over and hurt our knee, we put a bandaid on it. But, what the F do we do when our freakin' soul just hurts real bad? While many of us try to just be strong and deal with our emotions on our own, Guy Winch talks about how we don't have to, and how we should actually be practicing emotional first-aid.
2. The Power Of Vulnerability — Brene Brown
This is one of the most popular TED Talks of all time and for good reason — it's funny and moving AF! Brene goes deep about how being vulnerable isn't actually a negative thing, and can actually be your superpower that helps you connect with other people. And that's so needed right now!
3. Want To Be Happy? Be Grateful — David Steindl-Rast
If anyone knows a thing or two about slowing down and thinking about what actually matters, it's a monk! In this talk, Brother David Steindl-Rast teachers how being grateful for the little things (your morning coffee! face masks! cuddles with your dog!) might just be the key to being happy. Which is helpful coz let's be honest, the little things are pretty much all we have RN!
4. Why Dieting Doesn't Work by Sandra Aamodt
It's totally fine to want to focus on self-development while in iso. But, if that involves losing weight, you might want to watch this first! In this talk, neuroscientist Sandra explains the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good.
5. Try Something New For 30 Days by Matt Cuts
If you don't have the attention span to sit through the others on this list, tune into this one. At only 3 minutes long, it's one of the shortest TED talks ever, but it's packed with useful tips about how you can beat the boredom with a simple experiment. If you've ever thought about trying something new (like, learning to braid or shred on guitar) this will give you the burst of motivation you need!