School life can be a rollercoaster ride of stress and pressure, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and searching for motivation and guidance to navigate the challenges. In this blog post, we’ve handpicked a collection of powerful TEDTalks that offer valuable insights and strategies for coping with the demands of academia. These talks, will help students see the bigger picture and not lose sight of the overarching goal they are working towards. They provide a fresh perspective on dealing with stress and finding balance. Whether you’re a student, parent, or educator, these talks will serve as a source of inspiration to conquer school stress and thrive in the face of adversity.

1. If you want to achieve your goals, don’t focus on them

We’ve all constantly heard about the law of attraction, and the importance of visualising your goals and thinking about your goal, but, are you really getting closer to your goal? In this TED talk, Reggie Rivers talks about the importance of focusing on behaviour instead of goals to actually achieve your vision. He claims that goals are out of control and explains why he thinks so. Head over to the video to understand this perspective better.

2. An Antidote to Dissatisfaction

Kurzgesagt’s video examines gratitude as an antidote to dissatisfaction based on a body of scientific studies.

Gratitude is a character trait, a virtue, a feeling and behaviour. Scientists have found that gratitude stimulates the neural pathways involved in reward, forming social bonds, and interpreting others’ intentions making it easier to save and retrieve positive memories. It directly counteracts negative traits and feelings, like cynicism and envy. People who are grateful are often happier and have more positive emotions!

The easiest gratitude exercise is gratitude journaling—the practice of writing down specific things you might be grateful for. This brief video offers an accessible introduction to gratitude journaling and other practical ways to express gratitude throughout your day.

3. All It takes is 10 minutes of Mindfulness

Can doing nothing make you more productive? In this Ted Talk, Andu Puddicombe discusses the benefits of clearing your mind and being present in the world. Mindfulness and meditation provide meaningful ways to change the way you experience your own life and your mental well-being. While some students may be unsure of how to start meditating or intimidated by the practice, Puddicombe demonstrates that devoting only 10 minutes each day to meditation can familiarize them with the ancient practice and ultimately change their outlook on their circumstances!

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