Work-at-Home Mums: 7 Motivational TED Talks for Days when You Feel Blah

We hand-picked these Ted talks with special focus on mums working from home. Hope you'll love them just as we do!

Being a work-at-home mum, you have probably experienced days when you feel overwhelmed, stuck and like giving up. Things are just not working the way you want them to or take much longer to finish than anticipated. Working from home can be challenging - we get it - especially if you work alone and have to find the strength inside to keep going every day. Sometimes you just don’t believe you can do it anymore. You feel uninspired and helpless.

That’s when listening to some of the most courageous people in the world works miracles. TED talks offer creative, informative, and entertaining content. They are a great way to gain new perspective and get you into the I-can-do-anything mode. Starting your day with an inspirational TED talk will boost your motivation and you’ll be ready to conquer the world.

Having a strong motivation is essential when you work from home. It increases your productivity and you feel better about yourself, too. So, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea, sit back and watch a motivational TED talk. Here is our selection of the best videos, picked particularly for work-at-home mums like you. Each talk is shorter than 25 minutes.

Get inspired for a successful work-at-home day

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

In her funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk, the author of Eat, Pray and Love, says that we all have a creative genius in us. How do you express your creativity when you sit in your home office

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Psychologist and author of The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor, argues that happiness inspires productivity. When we are positive, our brains become more engaged, creative, motivated, energetic, resilient, and productive at work. Listen carefully to Shawn's insights and make work from home more fun!

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves, says social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, in her talk and shows how “power posing” can impact our chances for success.

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

In his talk, this iconic motivational speaker discusses the "invisible forces" that make us do what we do. The video ranks first on the most watched TED talks list on youtube. If you enjoy Tony's mesmerizing style, you may want to watch his other talks, too:

Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

Brené Brown shares deep insight from her research on human connection. This talk is not to be missed if you are struggling to show your authentic self with the world. For more inspiration, read also Brené's books Daring greatly and The gifts of imperfection.

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think, states career analyst Dan Pink as he presents the surprising truth on what motivates us to work well. Pink has done extensive research on human motivation to back up his claims and you can dig deeper into the subject of motivation in his bestselling book Drive.

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

In her talk, Sarah Lewis, an art historian and critic, asks the audience "In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?" Sarah then goes on to explain how important it is to embrace the near wins in our lives. Celebrating your achievements, however small, is also one of the commandments for turning work-at-home into success.