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September 27, 2016

Motivate Me: Ted Talks on Stress


I can't process fiction lately. At first, I thought I'm in some sort of slump so I tried my true and tested "first-aids" like reading novellas, favorite authors, switching genres, etc. None of it worked!

Then out of curiosity, I borrowed Gary Chapman from the library and quickly realized that I'm NOT in a reading slump, I'm reading the wrong things!

I do have these phases where I enjoy reading non-fiction, usually self-help, especially when I'm in the middle of some life-changing stressful event or if my anxiety attacks are getting exponentially bad. Call it preventative, but I've learned a long time ago that I have to be proactive and aggressive at turning this mood around otherwise I'll be trapped in my own Hell because I'm an overthinker and I'm amazing at worrying!

Thankfully my anxiety is manageable now, but I'm in a funk which probably explains my craving for self-help. Lately, I find myself listening to a lot of Ted Talks and YouTube is an amazing resource for these mini-seminars. Not only have I learned new things, practiced new ways, found motivating anecdotes, but it also led me to new "mentors" and lecturers.

Below is my favorite video of the day:












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30 comments:

  1. aww well that's awesome that you can branch out like that. I am glad you have ways to manage stress! I need to find what works for me

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  2. Good for you, B. Sometimes, finding other sources outside of what we know is a good motivation tool. Depending on what I need motivation on, reading up on it always helps me.

    I hope you're pumped!

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  3. So glad you were able to find something that is working for you!!

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  4. Ya never know what might work. What works for one person might not for another, so I think it's great to keep an open mind.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  5. Glad you were able to branch out and find some reads that work for what you need now.

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  6. Glad to hear that your anxiety is better.

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  7. Glad that your anxiety is more manageable now!!

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  8. Hey, that's great that you already took care of one stress by figuring out what was wrong in your reader world. I like your pro-active approach to anxiety, too.

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  9. That's great that you found what you needed instead of staying in a slump. It's good to know yourself like that.

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  10. I totally love Gary Chapman and the way he thinks. If I wasn't reading motivational books, I probably would be a basket case right about now. (lol) That's the great thing about being Book Nerds, we always have our "go to" for sanity and relaxation. Hugs...

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  11. I agree!! Sometimes we don't know it, but we're tired of reading certain genres. Non fiction can be so much fun and instructive!!

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  12. sometimes it's nice to change and to read something different too

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  13. Braine, congratulations on managing your anxiety. I wish I could find something to help my hubs, that's a story for another day. I don't read any self-help maybe its time I start before his down moods start affecting me too!
    Great, helpful post!

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  14. Anxiety is rough. I'm glad you've found a way to to help with it.

    I've found that I have to just step away from reading and the internet when I get caught in that cycle.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  15. Anxiety is a selfish bitch and wants all of your attention. Yes, I find that when I jump from genre to genre I avoid reading slumps completely.

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  16. I go through anxiety in the winter when it is dark and rainy. I will need to watch it closely this year as I know it will be harder. I hope you conquer it soon and find your way back ot the blog.

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  17. I truly believe in this stress test. It's like every other thing that the brain controls. As long as you think too much about something, your brain tricks your body into believing it. I'm stressed but I don't drown in it like most people do. Not to the point where it shuts my body down. Great video!

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  18. This is fascinating, B! Thanks for sharing it. And I hope that this and other videos and self-help books are helping to get your anxiety under control. The only constant in life is change, right? I'm holding your hand and cheering you on, girl. You know I got your back! <3

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  19. I've been watching Abiola Abrams on Youtube, her videos have been really helpful with me as far as unblocking stressful energies and things like that. Check her out https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvWfXKaijadVRWSqxVH70Rg.

    :)

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  20. I've never listened to a Ted Talk; I feel like I wouldn't focus well enough. However, I do like reading nonfiction sometimes and especially self-help. I've been on a bit of a kick for the past year or so!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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  21. I'm a total overthinker, too, and I definitely need to check out those YouTube videos. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Ted talks can be great! I've watched a few and some of them are really great. I mostly watched a few about marketing ones that I found very interesting. My interest in non-fiction mostly lies in that direction and I've picked up some non-fiction book marketing books up this year.

    I am glad to hear you're doing a bit better. Anxiety is the worst and everything that helps a little is good.

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  23. Where was this post when I needed it? I'm feeling the stress Braine and I hope you take the time to take care of yourself - breathe, relax and do the things you enjoy when you need it. I find it hard to concentrate when things are tough as well, it's hard to fully get absorbed into a world.

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  24. Watching that video says what I think at times. I see stress as something to keep me going and wake me up. Though there are moments of extreme stress that's bad, but I try to think of it helping. lol.

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  25. I love Ted Talks, Braine! usually, they are very well done, and I love the perspective that is brought to me when someone else explains something I've been thinking about!
    I hope you'll continue to be able to manage your stress and your general funk, too. I've been in a funk myself lately, ever since this summer when I learned I ended up not getting a job I had been offered. I'm finally starting to crawl out of my hole and ready to take on the world once more.
    Sending you lots of {{{hugs}}} and love!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  26. Good to see you've found something that you want to read, since fantasy isn't doing it for you right now. Hope you get your groove back soon.

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  27. I was having a really slump-ish week and I realised that my head space was a mess because my room was. Sometimes you just gotta step away from the books and do something productive to enjoy books/games again :)

    I hope youve been finding current reads more enjoyable as of late.

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  28. I've never read a self-help book but I have always been interested. I hate stress and trying to figure shit out myself. Happy you figured out your reading slump.

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  29. Braine, so sorry to hear you've been ill, but so glad to see through this video that you've recovered! I love that you're listening to more audiobooks! :)

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