5 TED Talks That Will Make You Want to Simplify Your Life

In today’s hyper-connected world, life seems to have taken on a more complex turn. While some people thrive on the fast lane, there are others who may be yearning for a simpler and slower pace. Whether you are thinking of making some lifestyle changes or just curious about living with less, here are some inspiring talks that will make you want to simplify your life.

1. Adam Baker: Sell your crap. Pay your debt. Do what you love.

What would freedom be like in your life? If you have pondered on that question at some point then you need to see this video. Adam Baker shares some insights into what happens when you accumulate so much stuff and how downsizing to pursue what you love can be a transformative experience.

2. Angela Horn: The less you own, the more you have

Writer and minimalist lifestyle blogger Angela Horn takes an insightful look into the perks of downsizing. She also talks about how living with less could actually give you not just more cash but also the freedom to do what you want.

3. Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

Writer and founder of founder of TreeHugger.com Graham Hill is also an advocate of minimalism and sustainable lifestyle. In this talk, he shares insights on how owning less can create more space for happiness. He also offers some ideas on how to edit and simplify one’s life.

4. Jon Jandai: Life is easy. Why do we make it so hard?

Jon Jandai is the founder of the Pun Pun Center for Self-reliance in Chiang Mai — a center that promotes sustainable lifestyle. He talks about simple ways to live more sustainably and finding ways to make life simpler.

5. The Minimalists: A rich life with less stuff

Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus are the duo behind The Minimalists, a popular blog on minimalism. Here they share their personal stories and experiences about minimalism as well as what prompted them to start living with less.