Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban


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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. For more from Tim Urban, visit Wait But Why: TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at Follow TED news on Twitter: Like TED on Facebook: Subscribe to our channel: .

Comments to the video: Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Hung Nguyen 4 minutes ago
it took me 2 years since I put it in watch later lmao
BIOPRO 101 1 hour ago
i'll put this on watch later
Akshat Joshi 2 hours ago
I need help. Is there anyone out there who can help me??? I can't stop this. Life sucks as an ENTP.
ツkendddall 2 hours ago
I’m supposed to be doing English and history hw rn but you know, instant gratification monkey. Oh well 🤷🏻‍♀️
Ultimate Agent 3 hours ago
My brain when receiving a new assignment, okay I have got to work hard to get this done before the deadline, but hang on deadlines are just optional right. Good so I’ll just go and watch tv and movies until I forget about until it is three days after or 2 hours before it’s due
Skyeboat 3 hours ago
Currently procrastinating on writing a paper on procrastination by watching a video about procrastination
Remi Laseroms 3 hours ago
ive procrastinated this video for over 3 months now. time to watch it
Archis Anupam Mohapatra 4 hours ago
Oh god thanks for this!!!
Askri Najet 4 hours ago
what my monkey said all the time 'don't postpone today's work to tomorrow if you can postponed to after tomorrow ' damn
yada yada 5 hours ago
I've heard this same break-down explaining procrastination ages ago, almost verbatim, and with these same illustrations. Was it on reddit? Did this guy write this, or did someone else?
NANI!? 5 hours ago
TOP 10 REASONS TO PROCRASTINATE 1.
Christa Andersen 5 hours ago
procrastinating while watching this
cassie connolly 7 hours ago
*** English draft due tomorrow *** Hm lets watch that procrastination video my teacher already showed me! Welp its done. TIME TO GO THROUGH *ALL* THE COMMENTS 😃 P.S! (And edit) My panic monster kinda DIED. It went to sleep after a deadline was met once and never woke up 😂
Nat Searle 10 hours ago
Watching this the day before my English exam
stan stray kids 10 hours ago
im supposed to be doing a project due in two days ha
Sienna Facundo 11 hours ago
i have 4 AP projects due tomorrow and im watching this instead of doing it and i have not started on it at all! Procrastinating as we speak!
patricia figueroa 11 hours ago
I am procrastinating watching this and you know why? Because I feel like high school doesn’t give me enough me time, leisure time, to watch anything. Too much homework, this needs to stop! Students also deserves some leisure time, and it’s not fair that after all the work we do for teachers, we get nothing. It’s them who’s getting appreciated with the teachers appreciation week. They get donuts and everything for the work they do, but we? Nothing. And plus, what’s the point of doing algebra homework in spending about three hours if we not even going to use this in real life?
jordan999fire 11 hours ago
The best part about this is, I got up out of bed, walked over to my computer, turned it on, all with the intention to continue writing my book. now I am here.
Ro Jo 11 hours ago
I don’t really want to do my 100 minutes worth of homework now. If it’s 9:31 pm, I can watch YouTube and do whatever for another 2 hours and get 8 hours of sleep by 7:30 am. I’ll work for 15 minutes during breakfast. Then I’ll get on the bus and work on homework the whole time and work at school before it starts in order to get it all done. Then I don’t do homework during breakfast, do 5 minutes on the bus and forget what I was doing. Now I’m at school 15 minutes before start and I’m typing this comment because i have given up.
Elora Quarl 12 hours ago
i could have probably written 3 paragraphs of my essay in 14 minutes and 3 seconds. oh well.
Lisa Contreras 12 hours ago
Goodbye test review due tomorrow, hello video about me
Gordon Deathe 12 hours ago
i feel like printing out that life calendar could do wonders
Jenelle Fields 12 hours ago
Watching a video about procrastination as I procrastinate lol
HMoneyGamer 12 hours ago
I swear we’re all living the same life! On another note, can I borrow someone’s panic monster? Mine’s hibernating for god only knows why.
Makena Yo 13 hours ago
This has been on my watch later for at least 7 months and I’m not even kidding
Ami Sugar 13 hours ago
Was he procrastinating when thinking of a topic?
Hana R 13 hours ago
Can I hire a hitman to take out my instant gratification monkey?
Choi H. 13 hours ago
This is in my reccomendations.
Robert Budrow 13 hours ago
i should be writing my essay thats due tmrw.
Tropical Statement 14 hours ago
I am procrastinating and found this video. I have that problem too.
CornyBoi 14 hours ago
Instant gratification monkey brought me to this video
Tara Mooney 14 hours ago
Was a full time procrastinator until anxiety hit and I had the panic monster full time taking over the wheel and the monkey was long gone and that other guy was no where to be seen. It ain’t fun
farouha snsd 14 hours ago
I gotta be studying for my science test tomorrow but i’m still here figuring out what’s going on in my procrastinating mind
Coverican 15 hours ago
I swear that this video was shown to me in English class (I come from France), one of the best videos I have ever seen at school xD
Artorias The abyss walker 15 hours ago
Hi
Daphne Stier 15 hours ago
I had a speech I was presenting at the end of my class and I didn't write it till I got in that class. I worked on it for a hour and then there was 30 minutes left in class so I did my speech. It was a big part of our grade because we were working on it for a month. yeah right! BTW this happened yesterday lmao
Nicolas Velandia 15 hours ago
I used to have that monster, but he’s been fading away What should I do?
Olly Cherry 16 hours ago
Alright YouTube, I watched it.
Zac K 16 hours ago
I’m already in it Tim bro :(
Kiki Bell 16 hours ago
I was not ready to be called out like this. Lol, my rational decision maker is telling me to shut up and work but i'm a monkey so.
Daniel Hay 16 hours ago
Why does this appear in my recommendation every day
Princely 17 hours ago
* The panic monster doesn't wake up for much, you say, as I go into another panic attack. *Jmdhskshsks *Yeah no, panic does nothing for me.
erik bress 18 hours ago
That life calendar at the end made me so anxious ohmagad
JustAnotherGeek 18 hours ago
I'm not the only one procrastinating by watching this video. this is a fact.
Isaiah McAleese 18 hours ago
Is anyone else procrastinating by watching this?
Sket Warrior 18 hours ago
When are we gonna finally get to talk to ted
Radhika Iyer 18 hours ago
I’m meant to be studying for a geography test :)
Sofia Bartholomew 19 hours ago
It's crazy I was meant to be doing math homework and I somehow came on this video?!
Kristina Grace 20 hours ago
My essay is due today but here I am
Veena Sulochanan 20 hours ago
Oh I wish I was there attending his TED-Talk. 😄😔
VIRDO V 20 hours ago
let me put this on watch later
Anjali Mapwal 21 hours ago
You said India , so ,here's a hello 👋 from India 💕
AkThem 21 hours ago
I should probably end my youtube trip here and start studying for tomorrow's exam
Brittney Templeman 21 hours ago
Im supposed to writing an essay right now
Jo Harrison 21 hours ago
This is bloody funny. I am actually a procrastinator. bad one too. youre right. my gratification monkey is actually a King Kong!!
PumpedKicks 21 hours ago
The Panic Monster once carried me to glory. I sent it to deep sleep years ago and now i have depression.
radarpinki 22 hours ago
Hahaha I'm procrastinating for 3 exams watching this video and I know I'm gonna be fucked
Jonas Lavarini 23 hours ago
Added this to watch later , I'm procratisnating to procrastinate
Angie Johnson 23 hours ago
Can I hire a hit man to kill my monkey?
Lucky SHekhawat 23 hours ago
⚠️ warning If you are scrolling for comments you are on dark playground just go on work and yh dont forgot to say thanks :)
Angie Johnson 23 hours ago
Wright now my monkey says whatch this video! 😂😂
Xx[Beat It]xX 1 day ago
hey that's me
Jts Bossmania 1 day ago
I feel completely and utterly attacked! 😫
Catalina Ibarburu 1 day ago
I dont know whether to laugh or cry
Drachenrecke 1 day ago
added to watch later
Suma Su 1 day ago
I really like this guy.
alyanna ruiz 1 day ago
Im supposed to make my report on biology, but saw this in my recommendation HAHAHAHAHAH my report is due tomorrow uggghhh hahahah how ironic.
Suma Su 1 day ago
Adhd ?
The Maverick! 1 day ago
Error: Panic monster not found.
sabrina elarjoun 1 day ago
the accuracy of this scares me. HAHAHAHHA
Tristan Roberts 1 day ago
Literally supposed to be doing homework rn lmao
Cinnamon .Blog 1 day ago
I have to go to work but I procrastinate getting ready
chimerschang 1 day ago
Imagine if we could program our brains to have the panic monster go off in our heads any time we wanted it to, like an alarm clock.
no good names left 1 day ago
the irony of me watching this while procrastinating
Reese Pridgen 1 day ago
What a great ted talk! Great entertainer.
iIFFIii 1 day ago
🤣 my panic monter isnt awake yet and I have a final exam in less than 12 hrs!
MrValderviche 1 day ago
Wow. That was really insightful. And he’s right, if I want to do what I want with my life I have to stop thinking of it as what I’m going to do and treat it as what I am doing currently. Anyway, back to RDR2.
Somewhat Respectable 1 day ago
9:55 - Some people can be seen leaving because they remembered something they needed to be doing.
clouty kermit 1 day ago
When you dont have a rational decision-maker.
Annie Blogger 1 day ago
I play a little mind Game that I learned from Procrastination Elimination Method by John Isaac.so whenever i feel that im gona procrastinate on a task, i start playing this game in my mind that reframes the whole task and makes it a whole lot easier for me to work on the task, instead of letting my mind say i'll do it later. It's not the same as visualizations, which is less powerful IMO.
Fire shark of awesomeness 1 day ago
sums it up perfectly
Ditimas 1 day ago
Im procrastinating doing homework and watching this instead
DragcentricDeb (Dragcentric) 1 day ago
This makes so much sense! Running my own business, I need to set some deadlines for myself and keep them. I’m constantly rescheduling or pushing back goals because of life getting in the way. I need to switch it to the other way aroubd
Levi Ackerman 1 day ago
I'm procrastinating on studying for my two french tests that are tomorrow by watching this
philip provilus 1 day ago
this is the best video ever lmfao
Étienne Lapointe 1 day ago
My panic monster died long ago.
Jamie Walker 1 day ago
lowkey wanted to see sum mri scans
ShopWithJewels 1 day ago
Im procrastinating about studying for a big test while watching this
Kristen Grace 1 day ago
How did they know.
ClerklyBreak82 1 day ago
should be doing my math homework right now.
Clare Abbott 1 day ago
I let myself skip class convinced that it’s because I’ll use the extra time to study for my exam tomorrow. It’s an irresponsible choice made for a responsible reason. Then I just sleep for an extra three hours and watch the entirety of Avatar: The Last Airbender and nothing gets done.
Kaleb Coleman 1 day ago
If tomorrow isn’t the due date, today isn’t the do date.
Billy Bob 1 day ago
I wrote a narrative and it’s due on Friday. Then, I went ahead and made a whole other narrative about a different topic. And my teacher loved it. So sometimes you gotta start fresh.
Susanne 1 day ago
Haha. Supposed to write my masters. have finished a duolingo course in german instead 😶 Also, Netflix has taught me some chinese, korean, japanese and spanish lately - my binge work is supreme, especially those foreign series get me stuck all the time. And now I'm on YouTube. when I'm supposed to be sleeping. F-ing up my day rythm, again. 😣 I never learn
Benji 1 day ago
wonder how long it took for him to make the presentation.
starwars demic081 1 day ago
why are you studying my head
Don't touch my pfp 1 day ago
What? Me? Procrastinate? It's not that bad *watched 30 other videos then starts hw due tomorrow*
JohnThe Champ 1 day ago
Also literally me
JohnThe Champ 1 day ago
GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!!
HK TV 1 day ago
watching a video of procrastinating, while procrastinating