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 SVwhite 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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  2. Anurag


    Pred hodinou

    Thank you!

  3. Charles_YT


    Pred hodinou

    You could have someone by your side, making sure you don’t procrastinate. A master procrastinator working alone is the worst thing you can do

  4. Charles_YT


    Pred hodinou

    I have no control over the panic monster. I wish I could activate him whenever I wanted but unfortunately he only activates when I’m right next to a deadline.

  5. Prashanth


    Pred 3 hodinami

    I got this Procrastination video when i'm procrastinating... I get alert and started to listen and then monkey knocked the door!

  6. T. K

    T. K

    Pred 4 hodinami

    Me watching this instead of completing those 6 assignments that are due tomorrow.

  7. Koji Ryan

    Koji Ryan

    Pred 8 hodinami

    I'm the one who gets an assignment due a week later, forgets about it until the night before the deadline and will still procrastinate the whole night and possibly the whole day, and just spend maybe an hour on it...

  8. Silly Goose :D

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  10. Kenneth Kirkland

    Kenneth Kirkland

    Pred 13 hodinami

    The dark playground is why I am here watching this versus working on my research abstract

  11. ĐęVįŁ


    Pred 14 hodinami

    i was a procastinator....well until i..beacme to jealous and started studying 2hrs.....that 2hrs turned into 3hrs and now.....i actually study 7hrs a day and its so weird.

  12. Michelle Bidwell

    Michelle Bidwell

    Pred 15 hodinami

    Next I need to find a Ted Talk on how to help with being a mastor procrastinator.

  13. Richshawnda Artis

    Richshawnda Artis

    Pred 17 hodinami

    I call it a dark cloud aka panic monster.

  14. MarcieboyT


    Pred 17 hodinami

    I procrastinated ur mom

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  16. Kayetan Glinka

    Kayetan Glinka

    Pred 20 hodinami

    “After that, were going to go on a SVwhite spiral”… yes. I am watching this TED talk instead of doing my homework :)

  17. King Creon

    King Creon

    Pred 21 hodinou

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  18. Kotya Kotya

    Kotya Kotya

    Pred dňom

    ✌ 😧 The Patriots are in a dc jail for insurrection. Duh |

  19. Sara Smith

    Sara Smith

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    😴 😚 😑 Right! "You have the right to leave me alone". I do so much agree with this phrase. |

  20. SK Abdus Sayeed

    SK Abdus Sayeed

    Pred dňom

    I am a PhD student. I will have to submit a grant to pass my candidacy exam. I am procrastinating while watching this piece 😁

  21. Movie Lovers

    Movie Lovers

    Pred dňom

    Try to remove procrastination

  22. Master Q

    Master Q

    Pred dňom

    16 thousand non-procrastinators didn't like being called procrastinators

  23. Bernard Rourke

    Bernard Rourke

    Pred dňom

    I clicked this because I'm currently procrastinating

  24. Tendo Kun

    Tendo Kun

    Pred dňom

    SVwhite knew I was procrastinating, so they recommended it to me. Creepy.

  25. Jacob


    Pred dňom

    I’m procrastinating right now by watching this

  26. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    Pred dňom

    You noticed that too?

  27. Leticia brown

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  28. Angela Ter-Martirosyan

    Angela Ter-Martirosyan

    Pred dňom

    i’m procrastinating by watching this video

  29. Pansy Thapa

    Pansy Thapa

    Pred dňom

    one click was it

  30. Vac Ban

    Vac Ban

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  31. Person Person

    Person Person

    Pred dňom

    Funniest thing is I found this while procrastinating my Econ homework

  32. Susie English

    Susie English

    Pred dňom

    The problem is I can't work without that extreme pressure. I have written 70 odd essays and planned about 2 thirds of them and had a mix of fails and lower marks. Extreme pressure - all passed and much better marks

  33. Sarah Bedele

    Sarah Bedele

    Pred dňom

    In the middle of this video I started working on my biology paper

  34. Pro Ironik

    Pro Ironik

    Pred dňom

    13:10 Eh, I'll try becoming a billionaire when I am 89 years 50 weeks old, still have some time, let's scroll through some cat vids

  35. The Unknown

    The Unknown

    Pred dňom

    Never have I been so offended by something I 100% agree with.

  36. Pro Ironik

    Pro Ironik

    Pred dňom

    meanwhile me procrastinating my essay due tomorrow watching this video

  37. Mr. Foxtrot

    Mr. Foxtrot

    Pred dňom

    I just rrealized im procrastinating something by watching this video.

  38. Ameer Hamza

    Ameer Hamza

    Pred dňom

    Why am I watching this when tomorrow is my exam?

  39. Mary Beth Pierce

    Mary Beth Pierce

    Pred dňom

    I'm watching this video while I'm procrastinating for an assignment I'm supposed to do for class.

  40. Autumn_Nights


    Pred dňom

    Wowww.... I’m truly a professional procrastinator huh

  41. BDK235


    Pred dňom

    Now I'm procrastinating, watching a video about procrastinators.

  42. Jade A.

    Jade A.

    Pred 2 dňami

    ADHD that's literally ADHD oh my god as someone who was diagnosed with ADHD, why isn't anyone pointing out that he literally cites every single symptoms of ADHD ????

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    Robert Rimer

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  44. natchos m

    natchos m

    Pred 2 dňami

    The monkey in my brain just hates sediment transport in the Bristol channel. That's why I have 7days left to finish the lit review, methodology, theory, results, discussion, conclusion and abstract as well as my viva presentation ppt in 7 days.

  45. President of City Mumei

    President of City Mumei

    Pred 2 dňami

    Eyo what the heck. I wanted to watch a vid of a robot bird flying and this what I clicked on Looks like the even the internet is telling me to stop procrastinating and do my work.

  46. Blob Dream

    Blob Dream

    Pred 2 dňami

    Haha, me totally not procrastinating right now and watching this instead of doing my homework.

  47. Becca Wallon

    Becca Wallon

    Pred 2 dňami

    Ahhh beans. I'm watching this video again. The monkey is behind the wheel.

  48. BluSkyZ29


    Pred 2 dňami

    As a master procrastinator, I can say that I do indeed wait until the last three days to do an important assignment.

  49. empt


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  52. Lavender’s Blue

    Lavender’s Blue

    Pred 2 dňami

    I'm finally here after putting this video on my watch later a long time ago

  53. John Samuel . P

    John Samuel . P

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    Save to watch later✅

  54. Five


    Pred 2 dňami

    I am a master in procastination but one thing that amazes me is I always finish my work on time 😂

  55. Francois Ba

    Francois Ba

    Pred 2 dňami

    Eh ill watch this video tomorrow.

  56. Jay Singh

    Jay Singh

    Pred 2 dňami

    I am watching when I have 3 projects due tomorrow. Irony

  57. Carlos Beltrán Segovia

    Carlos Beltrán Segovia

    Pred 2 dňami

    I have a job interview in 15 minutes and I am watching this and laughing instead of preparing it

    • Carlos Beltrán Segovia

      Carlos Beltrán Segovia

      Pred 2 dňami

      Not the best interview of my life

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  59. Blah Batatas

    Blah Batatas

    Pred 2 dňami

    I was watching with laughing and then i realised i have my collage essay

  60. Sometimes_GoodatGaming


    Pred 2 dňami

    im gonna tell my teacher now when i havent finished homework "it was the monkey's fault"

  61. nspattak1


    Pred 3 dňami

    it probably is a great video for me to watch. I' ll add it to the list for later :)

  62. Yeeet


    Pred 3 dňami

    Well, Yeah that’s not a lot of boxes This thing hits different

  63. Suryansh Rawat

    Suryansh Rawat

    Pred 3 dňami

    SVwhite suggesting this before 2 hours left for submission of assignment and I am about to start 🤣🤣

  64. Tarun Raj

    Tarun Raj

    Pred 3 dňami

    99% of viewers came here after procrastinating something

  65. Alexis Hadjisoteriou

    Alexis Hadjisoteriou

    Pred 3 dňami

    As someone else explained, I came across this whilst procrastinating. I have NO IDEA how I came across this TED talk and that is really worrying. However I am so happy that I came across this video as it is the best video on explaining procrastination. I now feel motivated and writing a fresh, new, clean, long TO-DO list and I am doing it now so step aside monkey!

  66. Lauren 0903

    Lauren 0903

    Pred 3 dňami

    i watched this to procrastinate

  67. Tiernan


    Pred 3 dňami

    Guess what I'm not doing while watching this?

  68. Ayushmaan v

    Ayushmaan v

    Pred 3 dňami

    My brain after watching this video : let's read about Nancy Kerrigan Tonya Harding Scandle LOL

  69. Luke Weber

    Luke Weber

    Pred 3 dňami

    Im procrastinating right now by watching this video.

  70. Gudipelly Sathwik

    Gudipelly Sathwik

    Pred 3 dňami

    well tomorrow i have semester exams and I procrastinated the study and watching these videos🤣🤣🤣

    • ИоаннисВ


      Pred 3 dňami

      Good luck my friend!!

  71. Official Drew

    Official Drew

    Pred 3 dňami

    Who else found this while procrastinating?

  72. Joaquin Arias

    Joaquin Arias

    Pred 3 dňami

    i think ill just watch this later

  73. Garrett stoneburner

    Garrett stoneburner

    Pred 3 dňami

    Match this with ADHD and it's like adding a squirrel on top of this

  74. G0THiC_Ang3l


    Pred 3 dňami

    Fun fact:I’m watching this when I should be finishing an assignment due tomorrow.

  75. King.Jok3s


    Pred 3 dňami

    I'm watching this with an presentation due 7 days ago

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    Lisa Greene

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  77. Just a watcher :D

    Just a watcher :D

    Pred 3 dňami

    I feel like i balance my procrastination youtube why did you recommend this i’ve only watched yt for 5 hours not that bad

  78. itzy's girlfriend

    itzy's girlfriend

    Pred 3 dňami

    the irony of me watching this for my public speaking class as it is about to be due in about 2-3 hours is not lost on me. the panic monster has woken up

  79. Penny Ditchfield

    Penny Ditchfield

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  80. Camwelpey


    Pred 3 dňami

    I'm supposed to do a important school work, but I now see myself watching this.

  81. qwert ΔΔΔ

    qwert ΔΔΔ

    Pred 3 dňami

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  82. Veronica Crittendon

    Veronica Crittendon

    Pred 3 dňami

    I shouldn't be procrastinating right now... I have discussion due tonight

  83. Sydney Skousen

    Sydney Skousen

    Pred 3 dňami

    Fun way that I deal with my procrastination is that I accept that I want distraction so I start a show in the background while I’m doing homework or have a game open and ready while I work. This makes me subconsciously think I have an escape route if I’m bored so I focus more on what I’m doing because I know I have a backup plan that I don’t even use sometimes.

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  85. Natalie Reetz

    Natalie Reetz

    Pred 3 dňami

    I think you procrastinate because your posture..

  86. Minion8231


    Pred 3 dňami

    I really should be doing my homework right now

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    Timothy Soto

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  88. Bob’s your uncle

    Bob’s your uncle

    Pred 3 dňami

    I’m procrastinating and watching this while I’m meant to be studying for a triple science assessment which I piled up right to the night before. I’m trying to get motivation to sToP pRoCrAStInAtInG.

  89. Aayush Jalali

    Aayush Jalali

    Pred 3 dňami

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  90. tee kanyel

    tee kanyel

    Pred 3 dňami

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  92. Carolina Coutinho

    Carolina Coutinho

    Pred 3 dňami

    Watching this video while procrastinating

  93. SlimeBD2015


    Pred 3 dňami

    I am watching this video instead of making homework lol, I understand this guy so much

  94. Bex Sampson

    Bex Sampson

    Pred 3 dňami

    Theres a difference between procrastination and executive disfunction. Procrastination is a choice. Executive disfunction is exactly this planning every step within an inch of its life and still not being able to just “DO”

  95. DoorNeo


    Pred 3 dňami

    I was literally watching this video about procrastination while procrastinating on a major assignment due today... i think ill watch just one more video before starting...

  96. Alan Telles

    Alan Telles

    Pred 3 dňami

    Good video to watch now while other task waits

  97. Shiv -

    Shiv -

    Pred 3 dňami

    My monkey is making me watch this while I have an exam day after tomorrow.

  98. Linda Lauer

    Linda Lauer

    Pred 3 dňami

    Me procrastinating while watching this video

  99. Jonas A

    Jonas A

    Pred 4 dňami