5 Best TED Talks on the Importance of Self-Care

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer

If you think it is selfish to take care of your own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs first, think again! Here are some of the must-watch videos of TED Talk speakers sharing inspiring insights on the importance of self-care.

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe talks about how spending 10 minutes a day being in the moment can create positive changes in your life. An inspiring talk about mindfulness and transformative power of taking time to simply enjoy the moment as it unfolds.

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

The idea of being vulnerable can be scary. But in this heartwarming talk, Brené Brown shares insights gleaned from years of studying human connection and how vulnerability can be good for humanity.

Carl Honore: In praise of slowness

With more people seemingly drawn to life in the fast lane, the art of slowing down is something that only a few take the time to do. In this talk, journalist Carl Honore explores the downsides of “speed” and how, sometimes, we all need to take the time to slow down.

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

Everyone wants to be happy. But happiness may be too elusive for some people. While there is no one perfect secret formula for achieving happiness, being happy is something that anyone can experience. Interfaith scholar and monk David Steindl-Rast talks about happiness — and the importance of gratitude in achieving it.

Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

In this video, Guy Winch talks about “emotional first aid” and why we need to take care of negative emotions that may be causing us pain.