Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban
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TED: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban


Published on: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

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 YouTube 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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  • Gerda K.

    Gerda K.

     1 hours ago

    I'm so procrastinating while watching this riiiiiiiiiiiiiight now

  • Es ES

    Es ES

     1 hours ago

    09:25 the guy taking notess thooo 😂


  • Es ES

    Es ES

     2 hours ago

    Youtube is very aware of the amount of time i spent on the app in a day, so they recommended this video to me.

  • TheHatedHuman


     3 hours ago

    I'm in the dark playground right now...

  • Active Nihilist

    Active Nihilist

     3 hours ago

    I just realised I procrastinated for 2 hours pressing play on this video.

  • coldlady


     3 hours ago

    it's kinda funny that i suddenly remembered this video when my thesis is due for this friday and i'm still procrastinating

  • JimJamAnimations


     7 hours ago +1

    People call us lazy. We are not. We just have monkeys in our brains...

  • Farid Achak

    Farid Achak

     7 hours ago

    I have 3 different PhDs in procrastination.. does this make me Dr. PROCRASTINATOR? ( sounds like super power )

  • Gerard Jones

    Gerard Jones

     7 hours ago

    procrastination is a form of defiance.
    If you cannot discipline yourself the world will.

  • Marcus


     8 hours ago +2

    I've been procrastinating for years to watch this video.

  • Sakshi pal

    Sakshi pal

     8 hours ago

    I am watching this talk for the 3rd time so that I can remind my monkey about the existence of panic monster.

  • J Leo

    J Leo

     9 hours ago

    That week calendar is going to be the replacement for my non-functioning panic monster. That calendar is pretty scary.

  • Richard Henry

    Richard Henry

     9 hours ago +2

    I've had this in my watch later list for 2.5 years

  • Majdouline Bouroua

    Majdouline Bouroua

     10 hours ago

    I am procrastinating while watching your ted talk rn :)

  • Phoenix Fire cat

    Phoenix Fire cat

     20 hours ago

    For me it’s more of a “why should I? Life is useless and based off my past decisions I’ll probably end up in the hospital after another suicide attempt because I’m tired of feeling empty and without energy because I decided to drink and hate myself.”

  • Erik Ray

    Erik Ray

     20 hours ago +1

    Yeah, Not today. Near future Perhaps..

  • Danielle


     23 hours ago

    I've been procrastinating watching this video for months.

  • New Eden

    New Eden

     1 days ago +1

    I think my panic monster was panicking so badly that it had a heart attack and died, and the monkey gladly rejoiced at its death

  • suarezschou


     1 days ago +1


  • v6FiRE !

    v6FiRE !

     1 days ago

    Ill save this to watch later