Sometimes life just tends to squeeze every inch of calm out of you. If you’re in need of a quick fix (and really, who isn’t), then TED Talks has a plethora of advice from a bucket load of experts. Here are five of them talking about how to help manage stress. Now all you have to do is find 15 minutes to get yourself to the gym, go for a walk or find a quiet spot and plug into them.
TALK: How to stay calm when you know you’ll be stressed
Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin believes there’s a way to avoid making bad mistakes when you’re stressed. This is one talk you should watch before that killer week comes up. Duration: 12.20mins Watch now
TALK: How to make stress your friend
Sounds kind of counter-intuitive but Kelly McGonical, a psychologist from Stanford University, makes a compelling argument for being best buds with stress. Duration: 14.28mins Watch now
TALK: How dance helps me deal with stress
If you’ve never considered dancing as a form of stress management, Indian classical dancer Yami Joshi will make you want to find the beat in every song. Duration: 10.48mins Watch now
TALK: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes
Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe talks about the benefits of doing absolutely nothing for 10 minutes every day. According to him, that’s all it takes to help calm our minds. Duration: 9.24mins Watch now
TALK: The art of stillness
Along the same lines as the previous talk above, travel writer Pico Iyer gives some helpful strategies about how we can all take some time out of our lives for ‘stillness’ through meditation.
Duration: 15.37mins Watch now