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 ROfree 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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  1. Dominic Siañez
    Dominic Siañez
    Acum 19 minute

    Ill do my essay after this video... Maybe

  2. CreamyMarshmxllow
    Acum 50 minute

    I have a test tomorrow but I think watching this is a better use of my time

  3. SadBoye
    Acum 2 ore

    i got this video recommended to me. i wonder if it’s a sign

  4. Manraj Sidhu
    Manraj Sidhu
    Acum 4 ore

    So it's basically covid

  5. Krista Gaulin
    Krista Gaulin
    Acum 5 ore

    And here I am with 4 papers to write by Sunday..... that 2 are already late..... it is fine. Perhaps on Friday, I will get them done.

  6. Hawkeye63
    Acum 5 ore

    I think i will watch this tomorrow.

  7. xMitsukiria
    Acum 5 ore

    being a stubborn procrastinator is the hardest feeling, you just become stubborn and not sleep until you finish it. but ending up not finishing and postponing every time..

  8. Luigi Consiglio
    Luigi Consiglio
    Acum 5 ore

    I just reviewed my entire life

  9. Kathy Popplewell
    Kathy Popplewell
    Acum 6 ore

    very entertaining!

  10. ·
    Acum 6 ore

    I got an ad saying “If you’re watching this, you’re probably procrastinating.” *Hmm......*

  11. Carlos Santana
    Carlos Santana
    Acum 7 ore

    I think the reason people do drugs is because it suppresses the panic monster

  12. Valentina Carrasco
    Valentina Carrasco
    Acum 8 ore

    I should be writing my master's thesis right now.

  13. Mikey Mitchell
    Mikey Mitchell
    Acum 8 ore

    The reasoning explained in this video is the reasoning a have right now watching this

  14. Keiran Laskowski
    Keiran Laskowski
    Acum 8 ore

    this dude reminds me of gary vee

  15. Konkopt
    Acum 9 ore

    funny how i procrastinate by watching a 4 year old video about procrastination

  16. Alien Potato
    Alien Potato
    Acum 9 ore

    What happens to me is that I just look at an assignment and then it's too hard at a glance so I say "eh, i'll do it later" and then later becomes the minute before class.

  17. Binnacle
    Acum 10 ore

    This is basically everyone. If our brain makes our behavior a little bit more efficient then it could really help a lot. Too bad we're lazy species

  18. William Kac
    William Kac
    Acum 10 ore

    Not that funny, at the end ofthe video, my monster poped up, i got spooked

  19. yash vadodaria
    yash vadodaria
    Acum 10 ore

    Last 2 minutes really hit

  20. Lakshya Raj
    Lakshya Raj
    Acum 11 ore

    I've an assignment to submit tomorrow, and here I am procrastinating while watching a ted talk about procrastination which was in my "watch later'' folder for last 6 months

  21. Poisonous Pie
    Poisonous Pie
    Acum 12 ore

    Discipline is freedom.

  22. PoliBlox
    Acum 12 ore

    The master procrastinators are the ones watching this video instead of doing their homework

  23. Lorenzo Dagnino
    Lorenzo Dagnino
    Acum 13 ore

    Fun fact: I’m watching this video while I should be studying.

  24. Galaxy Hippo
    Galaxy Hippo
    Acum 13 ore

    Me: Do schoolwork Brain: No Me: But it needs to get done and after you finish it you can do something fun Brain: I’ll do it tomorrow Me: it’s due today!!! Brain: So? Me: What do you even want to do so bad? Brain; Not schoolwork Me: But we have so much time now come on just do it! Brain: You just did one whole assignment you deserve a day long break! Me: No brain I have to do schoolwork now Brain: just a little time on phone Me: Ugh fine just a little 2 hours later Me:

  25. Storm Anning
    Storm Anning
    Acum 14 ore

    What about the ambition monster?

  26. CkeyZz
    Acum 15 ore

    Why am I watching this video, I have an exam tomorrow

  27. CkeyZz
    Acum 15 ore

    Bro, how did they get inside my head?

  28. śwíłìÿ
    Acum 15 ore

    Teacher i was cooking so I couldn’t focus .. but ill watch it because i hear a lot of laughs and i feel it’s interesting 😁 sry for ignoring btw

  29. Andrea O
    Andrea O
    Acum 16 ore

    What is the speaker main thesis of this speech?

  30. Caroline Kildall
    Caroline Kildall
    Acum 16 ore

    I have an exam tomorrow and i am watching this instead of studying

  31. Cristina Madeira
    Cristina Madeira
    Acum 16 ore

    Brilliant Tim Urban, Congrats. So simple and so strong

  32. Nishant Gaire
    Nishant Gaire
    Acum 16 ore

    so true lol

  33. A Guy
    A Guy
    Acum 16 ore

    I had my teacher post this video and forced me to watch this with edpuzzle

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    Acum 18 ore

    ok wtf I just got an ad about procrastination

  35. AldZ G
    AldZ G
    Acum 18 ore

    I saw this video recommended to me in 2020. I just watched it.

  36. jennifer andrea espinosa flores
    jennifer andrea espinosa flores
    Acum 18 ore

    I spent one extra year in the university due to procrastination and getting late everywhere. I got late to the last exam.

  37. bnxna_milk
    Acum 19 ore

    As a procrastinator I can relate, I’ll procrastinate about work while feeling stressed about the work I haven’t done-

  38. Rohit RD
    Rohit RD
    Acum 20 ore

    Sirf 8:40 - "India" sunn ne ke liye - mei Procrastinate kar raha hu..... its strange but, Procrastination dont have any restrictions...

  39. TheQuietOne
    Acum 21 oră

    Thank you for helping me procrastinate far more.

  40. Camille Itchon
    Camille Itchon
    Acum 21 oră


  41. Iksan Ginting
    Iksan Ginting
    Acum 21 oră

    Funny, watch it while i'm procastinating

  42. Noorish Ataef
    Noorish Ataef
    Acum 22 ore

    He should name his son sub

  43. MontagZoso
    Acum 22 ore

    Eh...I’ll watch this tomorrow. Oh. Wait. 😖

  44. Nina Mukherji
    Nina Mukherji
    Acum 23 ore

    Oh my God I can so relate to this.. add sneaking away to play a few games of chess to that list of yours !

  45. ωнσαηυвιѕ
    Acum o Zi

    I was procrastinating on homework by watching a guy give a presentation about procrastinating.. this is my life.

  46. manudad_uki
    Acum o Zi

    Why did I get an ad about procrastination on this video..

  47. Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    Acum o Zi

    I don't know if it's procrastinating but I find it easier to run a marathon than to make a fucking PowerPoint presentation

  48. LSArts ss
    LSArts ss
    Acum o Zi

    I should be doing my homework right now...

  49. Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon
    Acum o Zi

    I'm only here for the comments cause I'm too lazy to actually watch the video lol

  50. Ponyo The God
    Ponyo The God
    Acum o Zi

    He’s lying. I’m a procrastinating legend. I don’t have a panic monster. I’m never afraid of deadlines, even if I have ti hand in something tomorrow with no work done

  51. ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
    Acum o Zi

    and i got an ad by time theory about procrastination on this video...lmao

  52. J C
    J C
    Acum o Zi

    We are in tribal times lol , come on man This ain’t advanced yet

  53. Vivian Sun
    Vivian Sun
    Acum o Zi

    when i first clicked on this video, I didn't know how much I could relate to this.

  54. Lillia Keller
    Lillia Keller
    Acum o Zi

    Me literally procrastinating while watching ted talks.

  55. Natsume Riki
    Natsume Riki
    Acum o Zi

    idk why im watching this when i havent start my assignments and the deadline is in 12 hours--

  56. Anelly
    Acum o Zi

    Sure people had it on their watch later and are barely watching now, but i had it on my watch later later🤚

  57. Bingham Guevara
    Bingham Guevara
    Acum o Zi

    Took me a whole month to watch this 15 min video

  58. Chaitali Raval
    Chaitali Raval
    Acum o Zi

    So true! All of us are procrastinaters!

  59. Mayibongwe Ndlovu
    Mayibongwe Ndlovu
    Acum o Zi

    "I can be given an assignment to complete in 2 years and I would still do it the day before" - StudentX

  60. Sahid Tenorio
    Sahid Tenorio
    Acum o Zi

    I took three months to watch the full clip

  61. Dre Arroyo
    Dre Arroyo
    Acum o Zi

    Oof. The shoe fit for this one

  62. Mike Kilhoffer
    Mike Kilhoffer
    Acum o Zi

    I’m actually a procrastinator!😐

  63. Mike Kilhoffer
    Mike Kilhoffer
    Acum o Zi

    Does TED stand for anything?

  64. Oscar
    Acum o Zi

    I have a certification test I could’ve taken 2 weeks ago and deadline is in 2 days. Haven’t studied a thing. Watching this instead ☹️

  65. Adrien Pinard
    Adrien Pinard
    Acum o Zi

    The crowded thomas neurologically surround because syrup logically tour until a toothsome pond. null, bored plow

  66. Bronagh Cleary
    Bronagh Cleary
    Acum o Zi

    currently procrastinating college work while watching a video about procrastinating

  67. Sibanarayan M
    Sibanarayan M
    Acum o Zi

    Basically, it's me getting to know more about my brain 🧠

  68. Jack Simpson
    Jack Simpson
    Acum o Zi

    The monkey killed everyone in my brain

  69. RED Chard
    RED Chard
    Acum o Zi

    12:20 this guy's very eager

  70. Sushil Ghonse
    Sushil Ghonse
    Acum o Zi

    Saving this video to watch later

  71. Shreya Vemuluri
    Shreya Vemuluri
    Acum o Zi


  72. SuperKingYT
    Acum o Zi

    yay I;'m a master procrastinator! but.. is that a good thing??

  73. Ammy Bae
    Ammy Bae
    Acum o Zi

    The fact I get work done while procrastinating is the reason why I still procrastinate

    1. Jhon Dalton
      Jhon Dalton
      Acum o Zi

      Oh hahaha i don’t get my work done unfortunately and i have the most important test in a month and i haven’t start studying

  74. Gicel Chrishon
    Gicel Chrishon
    Acum o Zi

    So good

  75. Mika
    Acum o Zi

    will finish watching the video after I take a nap.

  76. athenathechess cub
    athenathechess cub
    Acum o Zi

    there are 2 kindsof people: people who procrastinate and people who don't------------then there's me who doesn't do anything at all so idk who i am

  77. Rras dan
    Rras dan
    Acum o Zi

    I just saw this in my watch later section

  78. Projeto Cientista
    Projeto Cientista
    Acum o Zi

    Yes it's tottaly lik thus I a am a master procrastination

  79. Hulax
    Acum o Zi

    You just have to get the ball rolling, if its fast enough it will run other the monkey and keep it quiet

  80. Taco Piñata
    Taco Piñata
    Acum o Zi

    Watching this during my physics lesson I’ll catch up later

  81. NASA
    Acum o Zi


  82. Gajendra Dudi
    Gajendra Dudi
    Acum o Zi

    I will watch it later, it's a good topic saving it to watch later

  83. A humanist potato
    A humanist potato
    Acum o Zi

    Who hath summoned the almighty?

  84. nrg slot
    nrg slot
    Acum o Zi

    The rhetorical whale arespectively muddle because destruction ethically pedal above a broad slip. gleaming, magical silica

  85. Sourabh Sharma
    Sourabh Sharma
    Acum o Zi

    This idea of procrastination deserves a billion views!

    1. karley king
      karley king
      Acum o Zi

      It probably would have that many if everyone wasn't procrastinating watching it

  86. Asif Kabir
    Asif Kabir
    Acum o Zi


  87. No Crap
    No Crap
    Acum 2 Zile

    My Assignment topic is Social Issues My Job is to create a Presentation My due is in 3 days My research is Elon Musk's Birthday

  88. Brady Kazuska
    Brady Kazuska
    Acum 2 Zile

    Just came here during home work even tho it’s due tomorrow morning and I only watched 1 out of 10 of the vids

  89. classy
    Acum 2 Zile

    im procrastinating on a huge L.A. assessment due in 30 hours

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    Vera Tiago
    Acum 2 Zile

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  91. Joe Oliver
    Joe Oliver
    Acum 2 Zile

    I was going to watch this video months ago.....but just kept putting it off..............

  92. rin_
    Acum 2 Zile

    ...yeah, so what do you do when your panic monster doesn't show up even when there is a deadline?

  93. Alyssa Francis
    Alyssa Francis
    Acum 2 Zile

    My panic monster just took vacation because I got a project overdue and here I am chillaxing.

  94. Wombats
    Acum 2 Zile

    This is me to a T

  95. thedarkknight
    Acum 2 Zile

    who else is procrastinating by watching about procrastination

  96. mei fa
    mei fa
    Acum 2 Zile

    Get out of my mind immediately

  97. Evan Cheng
    Evan Cheng
    Acum 2 Zile

    Had an ad on procrastinating and thought it was part of the video for a second

  98. Anas l
    Anas l
    Acum 2 Zile

    Thats how many times Tim says Procrastinating : 👇

    1. Sanskaar Kulkarni
      Sanskaar Kulkarni
      Acum 21 oră

      3 times.

  99. Aether Killer
    Aether Killer
    Acum 2 Zile

    is it ironic that im procrastinating by watching this...

  100. Emo Rat
    Emo Rat
    Acum 2 Zile

    i dont know im a major procrastinator because im lazy or because i may have innatentive adhd