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Best Ted Talks on Building Better Habits

Best Ted Talks on Building Better Habits

Habits (both good and bad) define our lives. Make it a better life with better habits! These are our top picks for the best Ted Talks on Building Better Habits!

There is never a bad time for you to start forming good habits. Whether you’re wanting to finally lose those extra pounds, save up for retirement, or just remember to wipe down your counters at the end of the night, these are all done through habits.

Forming good habits is a fundamental piece to an overall better life. If you want to let go of bad habits, you will likely have to form better ones. If you’re feeling lost about where to start when creating new habits, TED talks are a great place to start. These experts have helped develop some incredible tools for learning new habits, and can give you the inspiration you need to start creating better habits for yourself.

Related: Best Habits to Track to Be Your Best Self

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But First, not a Ted Talk… but a super amazing YouTube Video on one of the best Habit Thinkers out there!

James Clear- 1% Better Every Day!

James Clear is the author of Atomic Habits… which is probably the best book on habit formation ever written. 

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

If there is something new you’ve been wanting to try but haven’t, give this TED talk a try.

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

Learn about the importance of mental health and why we should all practice emotional first aid.

Adam Grant: The surprising habits of original thinkers 

Want to know how creative people come up with ideas, try checking out this TED talk.

Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn’t usually work 

This honest TED talk dives into why most diets don’t work and what to do instead.

Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

Is it possible to break bad habits? Find out in this simple TED talk about how to change your bad habits.

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep 

Learn about how sleep affects success in this interesting and insightful TED talk.

Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit

Habits are powerful, and in this TED talk, you can learn about how you can use them to accomplish your wildest dreams.


Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation 

Traditional rewards aren’t always effective! Use this TED talk to inspire you to learn more about motivation.

Emily: Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

Is exercise harder for some than others? Find out why in this TED talk.

Tim Urban: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

Find out how and why people procrastinate in this interesting TED talk.

David Nevins: The Power of Forming Habits 

Forming habits is so important! In this TED talk, you’ll learn just how powerful they can be.

Eric Tsoi: A Magician’s Guide to Building Better Habits

This TED talk will help you learn better habits and how you can use them to reach your goals.

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

This TED talk will help teach you all about having a “growth mindset” and how that can help you improve your life.

Dean Ornish: Your genes are not your fate 

Learn how important adopting a healthy lifestyle can be even if you have “bad genes” in this helpful TED talk.

Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow

This TED talk is all about saving money and learning how to create the habit.


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