Last week I forgot to post my weekly TED series – I was busy returning from holiday and then a meet up with family.
A week or two ago I noticed that I hadn’t watched a TED talk in over a year. I am a big fan and think the platform is a great space for people to come share their experiences and wealth of knowledge with us all. I have posted about TED before but I am out of the loop. If you are like me you’ll find the occasional link to a talk but not go out of your way to find them.
The benefits of watching TED are many: getting different opinions, be informed about a topic, find an area you lack knowledge in, being amazed or just laughing.
One thing that is contagious about TED is that it highlights millions of people that are pushing and moving forward on a brighter future.
As mentioned in the previous post I’ve had a few delays getting my new site online. This was supposed to be part of a new series I am planning to start called TED Tuesdays. Instead of waiting I just posted it and will kick off the series next week.
On to the post:
As I’ve mentioned before I love TED talks. Recently I found a YouTube Channel called TED-Ed which is about education, learning and teaching. They take a TED speaker or talk and usually combine them with an illustrator and put it on YouTube. They use the tagline:
TED-Ed – “Lessons Worth Sharing”
After subscribing to their channel I’ve found it easier to find a video to watch over the standard TED channel.
So roughly a month ago I saw TED talk entitled ‘Try something new for 30 days’ – Here is said talk:
As I mentioned in my previous post since getting to university I have been all for trying new things, but when there’s so much to try and plenty of work / revision to be getting on with. It’s easy to forgot to try new things and you end up slipping into the same old mundane routine. The approach that Matt puts forward is that the changes don’t need to be anything massive, just something simple to start off with, especially as it’s only going to be for a month. What is important is to choose a positive task that is small, repeatable and takes no more that 15 minutes of the day.