Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

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Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through FIworld binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
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  • lol my college applications are literally due by 11:59 tonight, am I writing my supplements? no i'm watching this

    youtube watcheryoutube watcher17 minuuttia sitten
  • I have a paper due at midnight...2 was assigned last week I'm great at this

    Lexi AsburyLexi Asbury45 minuuttia sitten
  • Guess what, I reached at this video by procrastinating!

    Dhanveer ChhabraDhanveer Chhabra54 minuuttia sitten
  • i think my panic monster is missing

    Logan RussellLogan RussellTunti sitten
    • Lol same.

      Keira HammlerKeira Hammler57 minuuttia sitten
  • 2020 killed my panic monster

    Joe AlonzoJoe Alonzo2 tuntia sitten
  • anybody have to watch this video for school?

    barelypiinkbarelypiink2 tuntia sitten
  • I believe that title belongs to me pal lol, I'm the master procrastinator

    Tony762 nutsackTony762 nutsack3 tuntia sitten
  • Panic Monster has entered the facility!

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  • Reject humanity, return to monke

    Daniel VergaraDaniel Vergara3 tuntia sitten
  • You know it's sad when i see the title, realize i probably need this video more than anybody else, and then click add to watch later...

    Ricky E.Ricky E.3 tuntia sitten
  • I’d play games for 5 days before an assignment is due then wake up 5 am to do the assignment before class

    Big DaddyBig Daddy3 tuntia sitten
  • don't mind me procrastinating by watching this video

    Macy FieldMacy Field5 tuntia sitten
  • panic monster: _incoherent screaming_

    Anon1776Anon17765 tuntia sitten
  • I should be working :P

    Federico AkermanFederico Akerman6 tuntia sitten
  • Rn I’m procrastinating as I watch this

    Pug CocoPug Coco6 tuntia sitten
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  • Who come after watching ritu mam lecture

    Tanya SainiTanya Saini6 tuntia sitten
  • before this video I have never really thought about the effects of deadlines in my procrastination. But I dont have any deadlines and this is a problem I have to fix. Thank You!!!

    Sara O.Sara O.7 tuntia sitten
  • I think the monkey killed my panic monster

    disasterartpiecedisasterartpiece7 tuntia sitten
  • I keep meaning to watch this

    justmadeit2-my channeljustmadeit2-my channel8 tuntia sitten
  • I was expecting some help.. its just stand up.. -_-

    NexoyNexoy8 tuntia sitten
  • Fun fact: I'm not procrastinating right now HONESTLY

    k nandinik nandini8 tuntia sitten
  • The fact that this video was in my watch later list for almost 6months now is devastating

    Tahiyya FedoraTahiyya Fedora9 tuntia sitten
  • I am doing a presentation on procrastination and so I need to be watching this to overrule my instant gratification monkey and get some help for the presentation. Thanks, Tim Urban!

    Trish HendersonTrish Henderson9 tuntia sitten
  • lol

    nyxnyx9 tuntia sitten
  • i'm watching this instead of doing my homework haha

    E BE B10 tuntia sitten
    • same here

      Keira HammlerKeira Hammler56 minuuttia sitten
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    Mike LopezMike Lopez13 tuntia sitten
  • Who else is here for the English lesson

    Bradley FreemanBradley Freeman13 tuntia sitten
  • Thanks for knowledge

    Bulbol YudiBulbol Yudi13 tuntia sitten
  • I got a fucking ad about procrastination are you kidding me

    Brendini GBrendini G13 tuntia sitten
  • 0:09 so sexy moment

    Nguyenphuong TriNguyenphuong Tri14 tuntia sitten
  • I know for a fact i'd be friends with this guy.

    A VA V16 tuntia sitten
  • wowwww that was explained so well.

    Megan ChambersMegan Chambers16 tuntia sitten
  • i got an ad bout procrastination before this video...

    Kyera TipperKyera Tipper16 tuntia sitten
  • idk why but "I call this the DARK PLAYGROUND" absolutely sent me

    Meg CzabanMeg Czaban17 tuntia sitten
    • sent you.....

      AppledAppled16 tuntia sitten
  • watching this video instead of studying for mid terms

    Katherine AdamsKatherine Adams18 tuntia sitten
  • I procastinate because I know i can get it done even when I procastinate

    K'nK Yarn!K'nK Yarn!18 tuntia sitten
  • this has been recommended to me i kid you not probably for the past 2 years, i only watched it now

    anna michnovaanna michnova18 tuntia sitten
  • Powerful. Thank you😍

    Choyoko ChwanChoyoko Chwan19 tuntia sitten
  • hey you, yeah you stop procrastinating while watching this and do some work :)

    Dflaze GamingDflaze Gaming19 tuntia sitten
  • I stopped watching the video and started work. yay.

    SanjanaSanjana20 tuntia sitten
  • I’ve been recommended this movie on and off for about 2 years...but put off watching it every time .. until now :)

    k a r i n ak a r i n a20 tuntia sitten
  • love.

    Ambrose MoyerAmbrose Moyer22 tuntia sitten
  • i'm watching this video wall i'm procrastinating and then i just procrastinate to watch this video life is strange

    pyro gyropyro gyro23 tuntia sitten
  • I came to laugh about the monkey. I didn't come here to have an existential crisis followed by a panic attack. But here we are.

    Warren GarabrandtWarren GarabrandtPäivä sitten
  • Me watching this while procrastinating: 👁👄👁

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  • i planned to write this comment a year ago but i was procrastinatin then... (:

    Roldan BlanesRoldan BlanesPäivä sitten
  • Mac McClung

    stacy millerstacy millerPäivä sitten
  • I should be doing my literature review instead of this

    Jakub HubickaJakub HubickaPäivä sitten
    • u got this man

      Whiterun GuardWhiterun GuardPäivä sitten
  • The same thing is happening to me. This put me in depression. I need help.

    Aaron JafriAaron JafriPäivä sitten
  • Whos watching cause of school

    WheeleekwazeeWheeleekwazeePäivä sitten
  • Wow. Who else got a procrastinate add when they clicked on the video

    Aaron JafriAaron JafriPäivä sitten
  • I laughed

    Jerome BarramedaJerome BarramedaPäivä sitten
  • When you procrastinate by watching why people procrastinate

    Nash Nuts SquadNash Nuts SquadPäivä sitten
  • I procrastinated by not watching this video over a year ago.

    AlanwattsAlanwattsPäivä sitten
  • anyways the teacher made me watch this video :D

    Naidelyn GabrielNaidelyn GabrielPäivä sitten
  • I did not read that title right-

    Totally not PromTotally not PromPäivä sitten
  • So relatable and i laughed alot because of it Thank u for making this

    Smart2277Smart2277Päivä sitten
  • 2 months left til my final exams and i haven't open my textbooks to say the least,, cause ahem 'quarantine', i wanna work hard,, but my brain won't let me and i wanna punch myself but then,,

    Li SaLi SaPäivä sitten
  • I have an essay due in a few hours yet im watching a video about procrastinating while procrastinating

    Nakajima AtsushiNakajima AtsushiPäivä sitten
  • 0:22 my love video :X.

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  • The far right lanyard guy at 12:15 looks CRAZY!

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  • Surprisingly,i genuinely enjoyed that ted talk ,talking about a real life problem ,a phenomenon that if not all of us ,most of as face during various parts of our lives. And that guy had 2 different cases to refer to witch really reflected on my thoughts and my own underlying issues. One is the typical 'for the time being' procrastinator ,a momentary procrastination won't necessarily do you any harm as long as you're done with your work (even unsuccessfully) due the dead line and that of course goes on and on . There's that voice in your head deviously seducing you to chose joy over productivity. I wouldn't profess to not agree with that but at the end of the day we need to get things done . And here comes the second and would personally call it the ' indelible procrastination' and thats when it hit me;all that years passed by and im still an expert procrastinator. Saying: I'll start going to the gym tomorrow,ill start systematic studying,maybe hang out with my friends more frequently.This guy knew what he was striving for,long term excuses to put off things for tomorrow..guess tomorrow never comes.

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  • Lets see if people actually take time seriously now : Don't read my name

    Don't see my videos tabDon't see my videos tabPäivä sitten
  • Who has come after ritu mam mention about it in her recent video ?? 😁😁

    Mitali KumariMitali KumariPäivä sitten
  • Story of my life

    Rocco JonesRocco JonesPäivä sitten
  • I have 6 assignments due in 25 hours, I haven’t started a single one and idc anymore.

    Kaylee EastmanKaylee EastmanPäivä sitten
  • In the End he just show us the REAL Deadline in life

    黃金神劍手黃金神劍手Päivä sitten
  • Currently me.

    Nathan GarciaNathan GarciaPäivä sitten
  • I really want to stop procrastinating cuz im failing my grades rn lol

    Artoria PendragonArtoria PendragonPäivä sitten
  • Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

    Holt TerryHolt TerryPäivä sitten
  • Who else is procrastinating by rewatching this video for the 1st no 2nd no 3000000 time 😅😂

    JulieJuliePäivä sitten
  • Evening: The HW isn’t due until 10 in the morning Morning: The HW isn’t fair to be due in the morning

    adammfox1adammfox1Päivä sitten
  • I'm supposed to be doing homework that was already due... Im playing roblox and watching this video instead.

    Anastasia ShewAnastasia ShewPäivä sitten
  • You yeah you right there yes in the pjs are a procrastinator

    adammfox1adammfox1Päivä sitten
  • What is this supposed to inspire? Apart from fear of death and guilt? 'YOU MAY NOT THINK YOURSELF AS A PROCRASTINATOR, BUT I THINK YOU ARE!! YOU SHOULD BE MORE PRODUCTIVE! Maybe we should give some thought to why so many of us are always feeling we are not doing enough.

    Meg BlackMeg BlackPäivä sitten
  • Dang, monkey is doing again!!!! I'll go do work in a minute i love this video

    Steven porterSteven porterPäivä sitten
  • Eh I’ll watch this later

    Petit_ K3inoPetit_ K3inoPäivä sitten

    Chris JChris JPäivä sitten
    • Or DO watch this stoned? Maybe you could have a Bill Hicks moment: "Sure, I could get up at dawn and go to a job I hate that does not inspire me creatively whatsoever for the rest of my fucking life. Or I could wake up at noon - and learn how to play the sitar!" :p

      Meg BlackMeg BlackPäivä sitten
  • I can feel you!

    Hicham BouchritHicham BouchritPäivä sitten
  • I am definitely, cuz when I put on this video, I went straight to NFS carbon.😆

    Trent BoatnerTrent BoatnerPäivä sitten
  • 12:15 that is Bradley Cooper on the right, you can't change my mind

    PluskiiPluskiiPäivä sitten
  • The only issue is, if you don't panic or care, you end up never doing the work... I failed high school, but got the best exam scores my teachers have ever seen to test out.

    PluskiiPluskiiPäivä sitten
  • Anyone else watching this instead of studying?

    Catherine ScobleCatherine ScoblePäivä sitten
  • me watching this as a way of procrastinating my science

    Annelise HansenAnnelise Hansen2 päivää sitten
  • It took me an hour to finish a 14 min video...

    PluskiiPluskii2 päivää sitten
  • LMFAO adhd in real life

    Taylor BesteTaylor Beste2 päivää sitten
  • Wtf I got an ad about procrastination on this video

    Dylan CoakleyDylan Coakley2 päivää sitten
  • suddenly i feel like watching another TED talk .....mmmmmmm

    R PuigR Puig2 päivää sitten
  • I am procrastinating right now. I have to turn in a short essay in 3 hours. Haven't started yet.

    Lampguy TMLampguy TM2 päivää sitten
  • whos watching this while procrastinating

    BayStBrokerBayStBroker2 päivää sitten
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    peter cechpeter cech2 päivää sitten
  • I should be doing homework right now

    Hello there General konobiHello there General konobi2 päivää sitten
  • Me: procrastinating by watching this

    Ash LaLiberteAsh LaLiberte2 päivää sitten
  • i have watched this six or seven times in three days, i just cant stop!

    James DoughtyJames Doughty2 päivää sitten
  • Personally, the worst thing procrastination has caused is me drifting apart from the person I adored most in the world... I always procrastinated on spending time with him, calling him or even leaving him a dm. When I lost him a few months ago I was devastated realizing how I could have been there for him more and eased his pain a little. That loss was honestly my biggest wake-up call so far. He was the person I treasured and adored most and still, we were not as close as we could have been. Ever since I've been "forcing" my reasonable decision-maker to take the weel and call my family and friends. If you're reading this call your loved ones or (if possible bc lockdown) go see them and spend some quality time with them. Don't make the same mistake I did... (sorry it got depressing, I intend to help y'all)

    Elena KalergiElena Kalergi2 päivää sitten
  • Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

    Da RauDa Rau2 päivää sitten
  • 7:44 here's the thing. I don't have a panic monster. Even if i had to prepare a 3 page speech to speak infront of the school, i would delay it and then ultimately give up. I'll be like, "Meh what's the worst that can happen. I won't die'

    D XI Satakshi Niraj 54D XI Satakshi Niraj 542 päivää sitten