Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban



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Tim Urban knows that 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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44 comments

  1. anurag bansal

    Wow. I think this will change my work style and i will find ways now to activate the panic monster 🙂

  2. MathijsSluisvanderSluis

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  3. Shahin Parvez

    Nice

  4. Daddy Deep Pocketz

    Not me watching this procrastination video while procrastinating doing my work. Hahaha

  5. I’m literally watching this instead of reading half of my book that is due tomorrow morning.. it’s 12:17AM and I have the class at 7:30AM I’m literally watching a video of procrastinating while procrastinating..

  6. Nice, I’m watching this while I have a 5 page paper due tomorrow that I haven’t started. I’m gonna go watch that interview with Beabers mom next.

  7. Charlie Miessner

    This is calling me out

  8. I’m here from tiktok

  9. Diego Ivan Barrios Palomares

    me: watching this when i was supposed to get my homework done…

  10. I was procrastinating while watching this

  11. “That didn’t happened”

    Heh. Same

  12. I watched this to procrastinate doing work it didn't help me not procrastinate.

  13. After 9 minutes of watching this I have finally realized who he reminds me of. He looks like Ralph Macchio

  14. 06:49 Is that the stanford behavioral studies teacher in the upper left?

  15. neat

  16. Diva Chhajlani

    The worst part is i know that I have procrastination problem, yet I still do nothing about it.😅

  17. Me procrastinating right now by watching this video

  18. Anti-Urbanization[dot]org

    Me: Procrast not to watch this video until 5 month, and finally i watched it

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  20. Before The Show in tim's brain….
    Monkey: Yes we will revise the speech but what about looking at india again.
    Rational decision maker: ohhhh, Panic Monster
    Monkey: Alright Alright!

  21. Howard Treesong

    I’m in the completely unenviable situation that I know this, I fully accept all of it, and I still can’t get started.

  22. The House Of Spoons

    I’ve been a permanent resident of the dark playground for about 3 years now.

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    5. If you look closely at the moon now, the moon is rotating.

    Yeshua is coming very soon. – Yeshua Coming –

  25. I dont have a panic monster, I am not going to do well in life

  26. Arson Oceguera

    I am procrastinating right now

  27. Jacob Michael

    I was just watching this when I realized I had something due tomorrow. I saw this at 10:30. P.M.

  28. watching this while procrastinating

  29. Achei q ele ia dar uma solução pra procrastinação, mas, no final, ele procrastinou tanto que nem deu =(

  30. that was so good

  31. AwesomeDiamonds7

    Joey Tribiani went through something…

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  33. Procrastination is just a waste of time

  34. Meri Rautanen

    …and there's always that guilt in the back of your mind which never goes away since there is always something that should be done

  35. Meri Rautanen

    this video has been showing up in my recommendations for months and i finally clicked on it because i needed something else to do instead of my homework due tomorrow

  36. Really good one. Not to be missed

  37. Belle De Leon

    this video makes sense to me now ⭐

  38. Oh mine is not a monkey… It's a gorilla with a machine gun

  39. That's Me !!!

  40. I don't want to work and then I found this video.

    It's time to learn something new!

  41. Turtle Beanie

    Now the question is will we continue procrastination or start achieving our goals…

  42. Damn I am procrastinating and this autoplayed

  43. BaseprintProductions

    Amazing

  44. The User With No Name

    What does a procrastinator do? Watch this instead of working…