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5 Ted Talks That Will Change Your Life in Under 20 Minutes

Feeling a little uninspired? You’re not alone. This pandemic has caused many of us to become stagnant, and this can result in feeling stuck – not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually, as well. Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to feel stuck like this forever. We’re here to help you change your life and get inspired. 

An easy, quick way to change the way you’re feeling? Watch some TED Talks. We’ve rounded up five of our very favorite TED Talks that are perfect for 2020 to help you get inspired to change your life – whether it’s Brené Brown's TED Talk on human connection or Magnus Walker’s TED Talk on going with your gut.

TED talks 2020, here we go!

The Simple Cure for Loneliness | TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Baya Voce is an MTV reality star turned host of "The Art of Connection” – and she’s certainly a voice worth listening to. In this TEDx Talk, Voce speaks about her own struggles with loneliness, and how she was more lonely than she’s ever been during her fifteen minutes of fame. In a time when social media makes us feel more lonely than ever, Voce touches on the importance of connection, and how you can change your life and foster happiness by creating and maintaining deep connections by using the power of ritual. You’ll get inspired to go out and create your own connection rituals ASAP.

The Power of Vulnerability | TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Brené Brown is an expert in all things human connection, and she’s one of our favorite people here at The Daily Shifts. Brené Brown's TED Talk touches on what she has learned from her research. For example, she speaks about the importance of courage and vulnerability in human connection. Many of us fear vulnerability because we don’t want to open ourselves up in a way that allows us to potentially get hurt, but Brown suggests that vulnerability is the “birthplace of joy, of creativity, of belonging, of love.” Watching Brené Brown's TED Talk, you’ll get inspired to be courageous enough to be vulnerable.

The History of our World in 18 minutes | TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Looking to get inspired about the world around you? Sometimes, it’s good to take a step back and remember how small we are in the grand scheme of things – how we are just existing in this tiny sliver of time. David Christian takes us back 13.7 billion years, to the beginning of time, all the way to the age of the Internet. You will get inspired as you learn about how the universe and humans came to be, as well as the amazing complexity of human beings. Oh, and if you’re a visual person, this TED Talk is definitely for you.

Go with your Gut Feeling | TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

We often associate gut feelings with decision making, but what if gut feelings are about even more than that? What if gut feelings can change your life and help you turn your dreams into reality? This is what happened to Magnus Walker. In this TEDx talk, you will learn all about Walker’s interesting career journey (ranging from the world of fashion to the world of Porsches) and how listening to his gut took him to where he is today. You may just get inspired to do the same. What is your gut telling you to do? Listen to it.

Unwavering Focus | TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

Today, we are all really good at multi-tasking and finding means to distract ourselves. But what if we truly focused and concentrated on what’s important? Dandapani lived as a Hindu monk for 10 years and learned how to truly understand the mind, including concentration. In this TEDx Tak, Dandapani shares his own spiritual tools that will teach you how to foster an unwavering focus to change your life, as well as why this is so important. You will get inspired to stop being a professional multitasker and take on some of the skills of a Hindu priest to change your life in a way that you might not have thought of before.

We hope you’re feeling a little (or a lot) more inspired now! Which one was your favorite? Brené Brown's TED Talk? David Christian’s TED Talk? All five of them? Personally, we can’t choose!

TED Talks are great, fast ways to motivate you and get inspired in 2020. The principles that were spoken about in the above TED Talks can change your life if you put them into action. If you’re looking to make changes in a big way, get started now. 
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