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 KZvid 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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2016 ж. 6 Сәу.





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Dean Cribbon
Dean Cribbon 23 секунд бұрын
Oh man this is such an awesome video, I feel so understood and *oh my God I HAVE AN ASSIGNMENT DUE TWO HOURS FROM NOW*
Edsknife 36 минут бұрын
The only time I ever wanna work on something is right away; if I have to wait 2 minutes, I won't get it done
Ranger Raph
Ranger Raph 56 минут бұрын
its amazing, I'm watching this instead of doing my German HW that's due today and a Quiz that should have been done 5 hours ago. This is fine.
Shefle Сағат бұрын
you know when there isnt due dates i feel inclined to do it but i procrastinate when i know its upcoming and due
Jean Simard
Jean Simard Сағат бұрын
I have a paper due tomorrow...
Sam Shipps
Sam Shipps Сағат бұрын
It happens
Jean Simard
Jean Simard Сағат бұрын
@Sam Shipps I'm going to be a mess tomorrow morning.
Sam Shipps
Sam Shipps Сағат бұрын
im writing mine of this video rn
Ace Сағат бұрын
If you are reading this, I suggest finishing your work ;)
JDW2 2 сағат бұрын
I used to be procrastinator, I almost failed 3 classes last year, so the panic monsters been kicking in since then and i've gotten over it
Mr. Red branches
Mr. Red branches 3 сағат бұрын
Monkey: do it tomorrow Me: in the perspective of yesterday today is tomorrow so therefor let’s do it today
Aden Porter
Aden Porter 3 сағат бұрын
The dislikes are from robots and Sheldon Cooper
Taylor Johnson
Taylor Johnson 4 сағат бұрын
Oh no put a ton of work into this just burnt out from it all need to go fishing with my son
zig obi
zig obi 4 сағат бұрын
Tutor: You have only 6wks to prepare for your ACCA exam Me: (on my mind) I have 1008hrs (60480mins) to prepare....No worries, more time 😂🤣🤣🤣
Annika Ruelo
Annika Ruelo 5 сағат бұрын
Wow this perfectly explains my brain
Annika Ruelo
Annika Ruelo 5 сағат бұрын
The fact that I’m a procrastinator and a morning person got me waking up at 4 am lol
Ujo Ujoslav
Ujo Ujoslav 5 сағат бұрын
There is one procrastination master in the comments His name is: Help me to one million subscribers without any videos
Najah shikamaru
Najah shikamaru 6 сағат бұрын
Mutiple assignments overdue. Me: let's watch youtube
enzo cawicaan
enzo cawicaan 6 сағат бұрын
Ironically, I'm watching this due to procrastination and distraction lol
Juli E
Juli E 7 сағат бұрын
Watching this instead of studying for a math test
Cesar_Playz -Clash Royale
Cesar_Playz -Clash Royale 7 сағат бұрын
I saw the boxed and im like, damn I still got alot of time
Wolflisnjak 7 сағат бұрын
reported i'm in this video and i don't like it
TheSanT 7 сағат бұрын
I was procrastinating to watching this video, but I want to improve my English and stop procrastinating so let's go 😂💪🏻
Lalix 7 сағат бұрын
This guy has mastered humor
Jeffrey Hudson
Jeffrey Hudson 8 сағат бұрын
As a highly practiced procrastinator myself, I just thought of an edge-case aspect of procrastination that helps to maintain the status quo. Just prior to a dreaded deadline arriving, if circumstances out of your control push out the deadline then there is a small amount of enjoyment that can be savored for that amount of time.
G01D3Y 9 сағат бұрын
Finally! A worthy opponent! We can battle later tho.
Josiah Carter
Josiah Carter 9 сағат бұрын
ummmmmm im procrastinating while watching this
Basically Raven
Basically Raven 9 сағат бұрын
me over here being a procrastinator : so tru its sad T^T
asdx 9 сағат бұрын
me knowing i procrastinate so much: "maybe i can understand myself more and be productive after watching this" also me: *keeps tab open but never pressing play*
Ein Max
Ein Max 9 сағат бұрын
I was literally about to get up to go to gym, but i saw this and was like: oh thats soundslike something i should watch
Pranay Dubey
Pranay Dubey 10 сағат бұрын
My instant gratification monkey brought me here
lil bleus
lil bleus 10 сағат бұрын
There’s no such thing as a procrastinator, you either push yourself or you don’t
kriseskesen 10 сағат бұрын
As someone with a Masters in Procrastination, I agree that no deadlines is a dangerous thing and it's so difficult to get anything done (hence me watching this video). But I think another really important point that is missed is that you tend to procrastinate more when the task you need to do is boring or you don't want to do it. So if you can manage to do what you love (again not easy) then I believe your procrastination will decrease.
KFalconNeo 10 сағат бұрын
The irony here is that I'm supposed to be doing work while I'm watching it
Ricardo Gomez
Ricardo Gomez 11 сағат бұрын
Actually I'm procastinating while watching this video... irony
Kiến thức vô tận
Kiến thức vô tận 11 сағат бұрын
it's me
Dat Ham Is Hot
Dat Ham Is Hot 12 сағат бұрын
Who else in school "Procrastinating" right now?
VVizine 12 сағат бұрын
Tora Blaze
Tora Blaze 12 сағат бұрын
I'm procrastinating dieting to lose weight enough so I can have my plastic surgeries. The deadline is coming December 12 (my birthday) when I turn 25. If I don't manage to meet it, I'll kill myself. I've decided that having spent more my entire life fat and ugly is more than enough misery. If my birthday passes with no results to show, I'm gonna put an end to it all.
Da1stAlireza YT
Da1stAlireza YT 12 сағат бұрын
"Inside the mind of a master procrastinator" eh i will tell you tomorrow
Tedf 25
Tedf 25 13 сағат бұрын
Wow. That's me. Amazing.
Hana Maylas
Hana Maylas 13 сағат бұрын
ooh comments from a week ago
cammisch 13 сағат бұрын
I feel as if youtube is trying to tell me something..
HelloItsVG 13 сағат бұрын
Who has deadline but still watch this video anyways ?
Reese Peck
Reese Peck 21 минут бұрын
Me LMAO. I'm supposed to be studying for 3 tests and a quiz tonight that's all tomorrow.
Ultra D-Rex
Ultra D-Rex 14 сағат бұрын
This video is procrastinating... It's taking forever to load...
kays Davis
kays Davis 14 сағат бұрын
14 mins long? Will watch this later today.
jaswanth B
jaswanth B 14 сағат бұрын
Lets procrastinate procrastination!
Ayan Seal
Ayan Seal 14 сағат бұрын
Superiority complexity and craving for perfectionism is the main reasons behind procastination
APersonOnEarth 15 сағат бұрын
me watching this while procrastinating
yogendra singh
yogendra singh 15 сағат бұрын
Can someone please translate it to me in Hindi...
Haleemah Hussain
Haleemah Hussain 15 сағат бұрын
I really do think procrastination can have many causes. I've experienced trauma, mentally and physically for long periods of my life and the inability to do tasks at the time of difficulties has created a Procrastinator in me. Now I live my life with short periods of being well and not well and this makes the procrastination that much worse. Sometimes I can shift it, most times, I'm unable to stop it and I do think there is a mental aspect there that prevents me from doing the things I need to do. Edit: The last few minutes of your talk really hit home. My life is a procrastination and I have no deadline and the monkey in my life has taken over. I am a Spectator to my own life. I am going to make up a chart of 80 boxes as I think a 80 year lifetime is more realistic. I'm hitting 40 next year. That is half of my life. I've lived a very eventful life with hardened responsibilities, caring for a sick husband, myself and raising my children on my own. My eldest is 20 next year. I have so much living to do and all I do is worry about the house chores, cooking etc that I end up procrastinating. Time to refocus my energies on myself. Thank you for this x
Bat freakin Man
Bat freakin Man 16 сағат бұрын
SOUTHY TV 16 сағат бұрын
Soooo Relatable!!!!
Stuka Gamer Xtreme
Stuka Gamer Xtreme 16 сағат бұрын
Been procrastinating for 26 years
Stuka Gamer Xtreme
Stuka Gamer Xtreme 16 сағат бұрын
lucy bond
lucy bond 16 сағат бұрын
This was GREAT ! -- and sooooooo true.
Ju M
Ju M 17 сағат бұрын
The ending felt a bit anti-climatic... I kept waiting for the conclusion. And it never came.
Eli Ferrari
Eli Ferrari 17 сағат бұрын
Im in this photo and i don't like it
Eli Ferrari
Eli Ferrari 17 сағат бұрын
Also i should be studying instead of watching this
Idgie Carson
Idgie Carson 18 сағат бұрын
I'm watching this to procrastinate.
boh boh
boh boh 18 сағат бұрын
One word: relatable
Priyanshi Dubey
Priyanshi Dubey 18 сағат бұрын
This guy is amazing:-D
Kedar Sohani
Kedar Sohani 19 сағат бұрын
My monkey brought me here wtf.
Todd Dimple
Todd Dimple 20 сағат бұрын
Wasn't this guy on 'The Apprentice'? Looks like the guy from that show, anyway.
Συλϻ 20 сағат бұрын
As a procrastinator, this is true. And I can't stop laughing.
Allison Peschek
Allison Peschek 20 сағат бұрын
Is there anyone else who is a procrastinator because they find so much trouble in getting the self to think and/or focus in a certain way? Even though my panic monster is awake, I can never stay on top of things
m b
m b 21 сағат бұрын
Nothing new...I have serious procrastination issues but I think its because of my upbringing
DaNewTuber 21 сағат бұрын
Let me write a cool comment later
Eli Cauthorn
Eli Cauthorn 21 сағат бұрын
7:26 _the deadline_
Eli Cauthorn
Eli Cauthorn 21 сағат бұрын
The worst thing is when you put something off and then you forget about it... And you have 30 minutes to get a 5 page paper done.
there's no catchy slogan
there's no catchy slogan 20 сағат бұрын
I'm a huge procrastinator and I also have add thrown into the mix... But what I started doing this year was using a planner and that helped me remember to get things done. I really suggest it, it helps a lot.
Jason Strand
Jason Strand 21 сағат бұрын
Me watching this video at 3 AM😶
Bhargav Chari
Bhargav Chari 21 сағат бұрын
People who disliked also have a Dumbness Detector Donkey along with the Monkey and Decision Maker
Freaky Fingers
Freaky Fingers 22 сағат бұрын
Mmm monke
william little
william little 22 сағат бұрын
what a great thing to watch while not doing my homework
Elitenoob461 22 сағат бұрын
who else is doing homework in the middle of the night while watching this?
Aiden Barbay
Aiden Barbay 23 сағат бұрын
im watching this video right now for a paper and its due in 45 minutes..
Maya Andrea
Maya Andrea 23 сағат бұрын
I have to write my Masters thesis and I’m back home now with all that’s gone on and that would be okay if I could go to a library where I could cocoon myself in a scholastic setting but I’m in my bedroom or my very comfortable home with the internet and my phone but now I REALLY gotta get it done. Never realized how much I loved libraries before. I wish I wasn’t this way. I know it’s gonna work out (God’s willing) but doesn’t feel good
Kate Terry
Kate Terry 23 сағат бұрын
I stare at assignments until 1 hour before it’s due then swat for 30 minutes and do it for the rest of the time . I should stop😞
Dorian McKoy
Dorian McKoy 23 сағат бұрын
he literally gave us a deadline
Elysia X.X.X
Elysia X.X.X 23 сағат бұрын
Very nice….
Saucy Dragon
Saucy Dragon 23 сағат бұрын
haha if this guy is a master, I am a GOD
Charlie Buckets
Charlie Buckets Күн бұрын
Procrastinator or multi-tasking social events, studying, and a full-time job?
Hana Beekman
Hana Beekman Күн бұрын
not me watching this while i have a band assignment due in 2 hours
The Bandit King
The Bandit King Күн бұрын
Definitely thought I would get some insight into how to distract my monkey instead of making boxes. Monkey won't even let me make boxes
Cheshire54 Күн бұрын
why am i watching this while trying to complete my homework that was assigned 3 days ago but i have barely started and is due in less than 1 hour.......
bradrnstyle Күн бұрын
You have no idea what humans are suppose to do.
ApOllO __
ApOllO __ Күн бұрын
Woahh me just yesterday..
Lieutenant Chimp
Lieutenant Chimp Күн бұрын
I got a project due tomorrow
alvinlee0917 Күн бұрын
due tomorrow, do tomorrow
Rafia Jabeen
Rafia Jabeen Күн бұрын
I was procrastinating by watching this video
Skip Күн бұрын
Watching this video is a part of my dark playground
SOOBL Күн бұрын
I have a paper due but now I'm watching this video...
bitzjason1 Күн бұрын
I have procrastinated watching this video for three months now I now see what I was mssing out on
Ocnarf Күн бұрын
Simple Solution: Reject humanity, return to monke
Solihah Adeboye
Solihah Adeboye Күн бұрын
Me: tells myself i will do all my work 30 minutes later: plays roblox and stay on discord through the entire time This video explains me in 14 minutes lol
Alecblc -
Alecblc - Күн бұрын
because of this video I stopped eating bananas to scare the monkey away
I learnt, by making the hard things fun. Now my monkey does the hard work, and I just sit back and watch my career burn.
Maarten Beute
Maarten Beute Күн бұрын
for me personally, sometimes that monkey is more like a gorrila. I don't have control over it at all. i could fight it but i can never win. even the panic monster does not scare it away. then i go to the dark playground on the deadline still having nothing done.
snicks Күн бұрын
This really reaffirms my hate for monkeys
Victor Hernandez
Victor Hernandez Күн бұрын
who has an assignment about procrastinating and doing a full page about it.
RedOktobar War Thunder Vids
RedOktobar War Thunder Vids Күн бұрын
I will start .... on a very special day I call "Some day" (King Julian)
Green Dot Whisperer
Green Dot Whisperer Күн бұрын
Zoe Stevens
Zoe Stevens Күн бұрын
Nah, when my panic monster arrives I can't get ANYTHING done, like, fear of failing kicks in, I start crying uncontrollably, I go to sleep to calm down, wake up 12 hours later, and then the panic starts again, this goes on until the deadline, then the teacher gets mad, and I get sad, and then I feel like a failure, but I still can't bring myself to start on time
DP Күн бұрын
I had an essay to write. I chose to watch this.
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