You Don't Find Happiness, You Create It | Katarina Blom | TEDxGöteborg

  • Published on May 7, 2018
  • Why is it so hard to find that life of meaning, and connection, and happiness we long for? Why can't we just live in our "happy place" all the time?
    According to psychologist Katarina Blom, the brain is not always on your side when it comes to well-being. Survival, absolutely. The rest, not so much. But there is hope!
    In this personal and inspiring talk, Katarina Blom lets you in on a few secrets of the mind - and how you can cultivate happiness by befriending your brain. Katarina Blom is a psychologist, a co-founder of a gym for the mind, the first author to publish a Swedish book on positive psychology, and she is the creator of one of the biggest digital platforms on psychology in Sweden. Also, she is an Acroyoga instructor. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Comments • 169

  • Glorious Hawks
    Glorious Hawks 2 days ago

    simplemente 👍👍👍

  • Glorious Hawks
    Glorious Hawks 2 days ago


  • valerio trujano
    valerio trujano 3 days ago

    Hello Katarina Bloom excelent video.
    I am learning english with your videos awesome. Congratulations

  • Rubby Jakhu
    Rubby Jakhu 4 days ago +1

    It's very useful way to improve listening skills as well as learning lessons

  • Да Ша
    Да Ша 6 days ago +1

    I need subtitles😭

  • Abdo Bshir
    Abdo Bshir 6 days ago

    It's very useful program which is improve our hearing skill

  • Future T Techniques
    Future T Techniques 6 days ago +4

    I think one of the important aspect of happiness is to understand the purpose of us being here in this life.

  • Korngmeas Sun
    Korngmeas Sun 9 days ago

    I like your saying. Thanks you

  • Mick Namens
    Mick Namens 10 days ago

    If the statistical confidence interval is greater than 0.1 - what I assume - a more relaxed statement like "our minds wander for approx. 47% of the time" would be more adequate than "... for 46.9% ...".

  • safeer kp
    safeer kp 13 days ago

    Highly knowledgeable 💡

  • Metwakel Adel
    Metwakel Adel 15 days ago

    Thanks a lot

  • Слушать Всем

    That's good, but a positive thinking can also improve your life and teach how to be happy every moment of your life. Try meditation! ;-)

  • Tina S
    Tina S 19 days ago

    Why do North Koreans are happy all the time?????

  • Даша С.
    Даша С. 19 days ago

    Yes, there is a behavioral approach in psychology . But to say that this is the main and only key to happiness is simplification. I agree, changing habits, neural chains are rebuilt after them = there is the possibility of changing attitudes to the world/oneself. But as my experience shows, for a long-term change in habit, you first need to develop determination, realize, deeply understand why you need to change it. If work with thinking has not been done, change-do not change, in the end everything will return as it was before.
    Not to mention the fact that modern man is full of all kinds of fears and desires, ideas, if you do not study the mechanism of work of your ego, then a change of habit will be just another crutch, surrogats of happy. Part of surface programms of your psyche can be changed by this behavioral way, but deep inner happy requires deep work... Nobody have not been canceled psychoanalysis and gestalt therapy.

  • S Green
    S Green 21 day ago

    So the one psychological gymn activity is to send a kind text to someone you care for?

  • Zahid H Khan
    Zahid H Khan 24 days ago


  • Аяла Сатышева

    Motivational speech and motivational lesson. Thanks.

  • Аяла Сатышева

    We can change life.

  • Аяла Сатышева

    Inspiration. Motivation. Happiness. Life. I think that motivation, inspiration and happiness are principles of Katarina.

  • Аяла Сатышева

    She’s right. We create our happiness. We don’t find our happiness. We can create our happiness. We can be happy.

  • Hamad
    Hamad 28 days ago

    Best part of youtube is Ted Talk

  • mùnìt Nuredin
    mùnìt Nuredin 29 days ago

    That's is tru tnxs so much

  • Nour Mohammed
    Nour Mohammed 29 days ago

    I need transition in video

  • Yousef Moazeb
    Yousef Moazeb Month ago

    I will talk there

  • Osama Abdali
    Osama Abdali Month ago +2

    Absolutely i love this program so much ive got a nice experience for listening absolutely thank u millions

  • Nhii Phuongg Kim
    Nhii Phuongg Kim Month ago

    please someone can help me translate this video ? I so exicited but not really to understand TT

  • Dr.Mushtaq Ali
    Dr.Mushtaq Ali Month ago

    meaningful lesson from great teacher .........

  • Hà Hoàng
    Hà Hoàng Month ago +108

    TED Talks is a great place for people learning English , for listening skill. Thanks

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      Stoian Alin 6 days ago

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    • jj nw
      jj nw 7 days ago

      Plus u will get a lesson about life and other things.

    • mohd shahnawaz
      mohd shahnawaz 22 days ago

      I listen only for this

    • OUMAR Diouf
      OUMAR Diouf 26 days ago

      Hà Hoàng you read m'y mind

    • Sabbir Hossain
      Sabbir Hossain 27 days ago +2

      Exactly, its a such kind of platform that anyone can easily learn English language.

  • Hirotomo Oikawa
    Hirotomo Oikawa Month ago

    Your articulation is a language, nobody knows it.

  • Hirotomo Oikawa
    Hirotomo Oikawa Month ago

    The language is not only a speech but gesture, complicated to understand.

  • Paul Andrew
    Paul Andrew Month ago +1

    Give Thanks and embrace Thanks in return.
    positive actions, helping others, be happy (positive emotions like a smile can do wonder's)
    Live by doing good deeds without asking why you should be doing them = happiness,
    [Quote] philosopher Immanuel Kant
    before you make a decision or take an action, imagine that everyone else was going to do exactly the same thing.

  • ClauLi Imerito
    ClauLi Imerito Month ago +2

    Mmmm ... I must say I find that although most of it is common sense, I also feel the advice and even the analysis is rather superficial. Doesn´t work for me, but it might for many, and that´s good enough

  • Aqib Zafar
    Aqib Zafar Month ago +4

    One of the way how get happiness is talk like this lady, speaking peacefully. It creates softness in listening too.

  • 최인선
    최인선 Month ago +11

    You let me know my brain has it's own life. I've never thought like that. Thank you. From now l will make movements.

  • nilanti koly
    nilanti koly Month ago


  • ktozkan
    ktozkan Month ago +3

    Managed to listen to her without reading the subtitles, that made me happy 😎 anway what she said is precisely true. The more you are able to set up good relations the more you become happy. Unhappy people around me, as I realized, those who cannot get and keep in touch with people.

  • Harindu Guruge
    Harindu Guruge Month ago +2

    This person does not know what she is talking about.

  • Trung Kien Tran
    Trung Kien Tran Month ago

    I think her talk is soo boring.
    I couldnt finish the whole thing.
    she better work on her humour and being concise

  • Hồng Đăng Vũ
    Hồng Đăng Vũ Month ago

    I very much like her fluent English

  • John Smith
    John Smith Month ago +3

    I totally agree with her standpoint. Happiness is all around you, you just need to adopt the right vision to see it. I also recommend Eisner Fjord's book "Simple ways to find happiness", he has similar approach there.

  • Kim Oanh
    Kim Oanh Month ago +1

    This speech was amazing!!

  • strat man
    strat man Month ago +4

    Happiness is just the absence of sadness. Simply put.

  • Blazing 647
    Blazing 647 Month ago +2

    Invest in relationships, that's what make people happy.

  • Ross Galan
    Ross Galan Month ago +5

    "You Don't Find Happiness, You Create It" You do not FIND or CREATE happiness, you ARE it! So, if you are it, both finding and creating happiness or love or peace, etc. is out of the question and it'll be useless. Why don't YOU BE it (happiness, love or peace, etc.) instead and save your breath?

    • Isabela Guzei
      Isabela Guzei Month ago

      That's very deep... You remind me of Sadghuru, inspiring :)

  • UpRoots Wellness
    UpRoots Wellness 2 months ago +5

    Got hooked all throughout. This video is amazing! We need more of this in the future. :)

  • Vkr Reddy
    Vkr Reddy 2 months ago


  • Fratisha Day
    Fratisha Day 2 months ago +11

    The best Ted talk I’ve ever watched.

  • bahareh ghobadi
    bahareh ghobadi 2 months ago +2

    Thank you katarina💐

  • توتو العنزي
    توتو العنزي 2 months ago +1

    حسبي الله وش يترجم ذا كله

  • xhizors
    xhizors 2 months ago +3

    "You Don't Find Happiness, You Create It "

    Tell that to the Yemeni children being massacred by Saudi Arabia.

    • Gary Graefen
      Gary Graefen 2 months ago

      The world has issues and problems everywhere. people die and are killed everyday. But MOST of us survive. So please don't take out your negative and sad thinking out on those of us who would like to try and be happier in life.............. anybody can be a total downer. MAYBE you should learn something from this movie.

  • Dimei Fabric Textile
    Dimei Fabric Textile 2 months ago +1

    如何创造快乐呢?That's the real question to discuss, how to create the happiness

  • LEAP Channel
    LEAP Channel 2 months ago +1

    One of the best videos in TEDTalks. It really makes sense, like a higher level of Happiness Adv. I shared this video to my trainees. Got inspired by you. More Power! ♥

  • f s
    f s 2 months ago +2

    My mind wonders about all of the time

  • Meryem Eken
    Meryem Eken 2 months ago +5

    Thank you for this beatiful talking 👍

  • nani befekadu
    nani befekadu 2 months ago

    thank u so much

  • gurinder singh
    gurinder singh 2 months ago

    Happy is stare of mind. Spo we should try to control our negative thoughts

  • mauricio jose
    mauricio jose 2 months ago +2

    Bla, bla, bla.
    Jesus Christ has been teaching it since two thousand years ago. The psychologists are delayed. They are thinking that made a breakthrough discovery of life, in fact, it's not new to us the chosen, and followers of our savior. All chosen knows, to achieve happiness, all it takes is surrender your life to serve your neighbor. Work hard to build an empire, it's not comparable of making people lives better and meaningful in this world. The happiest people in the world are those who bring to others what they need to be happy as well volunteering.

  • Vivek Vivek
    Vivek Vivek 2 months ago +1


  • Alam Syah
    Alam Syah 2 months ago +7

    "Happiness is about your relation quality". Literally big big FACT.