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Entrepreneurship and Stress: 3 TED Talks to Watch When You Feel Burned Out

Entrepreneurship has many challenges and often the hard work and constant stress take over which leads to complete burnout and physical and mental inability to continue the work process. It is tough and exhausting to run a startup and many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of regular recharging in order to prevent burnout. There are many things which an entrepreneur can do to prevent this disastrous situation and here you can find three TED Talks to watch when you feel totally burned out.

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

“Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.”

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

“In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits,“she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.”

Andy Puddicombe: All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

“When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)”

─ April 29, 2015