5 TED talks on Rejuvenation – Relieve. Reboot. Relive.

In the busy lives we lead, we often forget to cherish our true purpose of life and get lost in chasing the goals that seem blurry after a while. If we don’t give enough time and space to ourselves, it becomes quite challenging for us to restore our positiveness and faith in the purpose of life. Just a moment before you drift to sleep, probably do you wonder,

“Do I give equal importance to my mental well-being as much as I give to my productivity?

“Should I pause or slow down a little to get closer to my goal?”

If you do, then this list of 5 refreshing talks is for you – to help you seek the actions/ processes of making your individuality a vital component of your life, to allow yourself to do whatever you want without being judgemental.

  1. Why some of us don’t have one true calling

Career Coach, Writer and Artist Emilie Wapnick with her TED talk “Why some of us don’t have one true calling” celebrate those individuals who have many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials. The main agenda of her talk is to find a purpose in life – answering one question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” to which she says, “Not all of us are born with one main interest — and we should see that as our biggest strength, not our weakness.” 

Listen to her talk and decide whether you are one of “multipotentialites – who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime” or not.

  1. How to make hard choices

Philosopher Ritu Singh asks why some choices are so hard — and what that means for the human condition. Presented at an original TED conference, this talk is featured as one of the life-changing talks on the home page of TED. Focusing on decision-making and the human condition, Ritu in her TED talk want every individual to think about how do we exercise our freedom through the choices we make. This talk will leave you with an even more curious mind that repeatedly questions you: How we navigate the sea of pros and cons as we make decisions that shape our lives.

Listen to her talk and unleash the powerful new framework for shaping who you truly are.

  1. Moving forward

After being forced by economic circumstances — the last big US recession — to sell her business of nearly 30 years, Susan Vernon moved thousands of miles away from home to build a life and career of her dreams. Today as an expat teacher in India, and after achieving a 4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo at the age of 61, Susan shares her advice for making good of all that life has to offer. In her words, “We don’t know, in the moment,  where things that we perceive as tragedies or successes are going to take us. All we can do is move forward.”

Listen to her talk and understand how to move forward when things don’t quite go as planned.

  1. Don’t regret regret

Author and staff writer of New Yorker, Kathryn Schulz questions everyone that we’re taught to try to live life without regret. But why? Using the platform of an original TED conference, she makes a powerful and moving case for embracing our regrets. Giving an example of her own tattoo, she speaks about why we as an individual we should always do the opposite and embrace our regrets. 

Listen to her talk and embrace your regrets without thinking about others. 

  1. The psychology of your future self

Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong. Through a premise he supports with intriguing research, and explains in his accessible and unexpectedly funny book, Stumbling on Happiness. Using the platform of an original TED conference, he spread message reads “human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.” Through his recent research on a phenomenon, he calls the “end of history illusion,” where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we’ll be for the rest of time. Hint: that’s not the case.
Listen to his talk and navigate your lifelong pursuit of happiness with the right map.