5 inspiring TED Talks for when you’re feeling lost and hopeless

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I’m sure you’ve heard of TED Talks – and if you haven’t then you really should check them out. I’ve watched so many of their videos- they are my usual bathtime companions, or middle of the night, I can’t sleep companions. They have videos on a ton of different topics, all equally inspiring and educational. I dug into my bookmarked videos, to pull a handful of my favourites that I watch over and over again. These are great, inspiring, encouraging videos that speak volumes to me, especially when I’m in those darkest times, riddled with depression and anxiety and am struggling to pull myself out of that hole.

The thing I love about TED talks is that they’re not too long, and I can sit back and just listen… when I’m depressed or anxious, I struggle to concentrate for too long, and find it hard to read, so videos are the perfect medium for me.

Here are five of my current favourite talks:

Lessons from the Mental Hospital

This is one of my all time favourites, I love Glennon! And this video really resonated with me.

Brené Brown

These two talks are ones that I go back to time and time again, shame and vulnerabilty are such emotive topics and a great starting point. For me, they’re a great reminder that I’m not alone in how I feel and that I can do something about how I feel and think.

The beauty of being a misfit

“Even at the moment of your failure, you are beautiful,” she says. “You don’t know it yet, but you have the ability to reinvent yourself endlessly. That’s your beauty.” THIS really really spoke to me, especially these past few months.

The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong

This video is a great starter if you’re trying to improve your mental health, if you, like me, struggle with mental illnesses and want to take back control

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