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Give yourself permission to be creative | Ethan Hawke

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Reflecting on moments that shaped his life, actor Ethan Hawke examines how courageous expression promotes healing and connection with one another — and invites you to discover your own unabashed creativity. “There is no path till you walk …

3 secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies for developing the capacity to brave adversity, overcome struggle and face whatever may come head-on with …

Alain de Botton on Emotional Education

Emotional Education is at the core of what we need to lead a fulfilled life – and is what The School of Life teaches online and in physical branches around the world. In this film, founder of The School, Alain de Botton discusses what emotional education is – and why we so badly need it. …

How to Make a Decision

Life constantly forces us to make very big and often very painful decisions. When we are next facing such a choice, here is a small exercise that could help us to know our own minds more clearly. For gifts and more from The School of Life, visit our online shop: https://goo.gl/at6c4Y Join our mailing list: …

How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend their lives, and she’s discovered that many of us drastically overestimate our commitments each week, while underestimating the time we have to ourselves. She offers a few practical strategies …

The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies “originals”: thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. In this talk, learn three unexpected habits of …

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | TED

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages …