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 PAdesk 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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  • Jade A.

    Jade A.

    59 ਮਿੰਟ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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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  • natchos m

    natchos m

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    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.

  • President of City Mumei

    President of City Mumei

    5 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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.

  • Blob Dream

    Blob Dream

    5 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Becca Wallon

    Becca Wallon

    11 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • BluSkyZ29


    12 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

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  • Lavender’s Blue

    Lavender’s Blue

    16 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • John Samuel . P

    John Samuel . P

    17 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Save to watch later✅

  • Five


    19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Francois Ba

    Francois Ba

    19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Eh ill watch this video tomorrow.

  • Jay Singh

    Jay Singh

    19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Carlos Beltrán Segovia

    Carlos Beltrán Segovia

    19 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

      18 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Not the best interview of my life

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    Estera Evaleen

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  • Blah Batatas

    Blah Batatas

    20 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Sometimes_GoodatGaming


    21 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • nspattak1


    22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Yeeet


    22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Suryansh Rawat

    Suryansh Rawat

    22 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Tarun Raj

    Tarun Raj

    23 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    99% of viewers came here after procrastinating something

  • Alexis Hadjisoteriou

    Alexis Hadjisoteriou

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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!

  • Lauren 0903

    Lauren 0903

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i watched this to procrastinate

  • Tiernan


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Guess what I'm not doing while watching this?

  • Ayushmaan v

    Ayushmaan v

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Luke Weber

    Luke Weber

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Im procrastinating right now by watching this video.

  • Gudipelly Sathwik

    Gudipelly Sathwik

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

    • ИоаннисВ


      ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

      Good luck my friend!!

  • Official Drew

    Official Drew

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Who else found this while procrastinating?

  • Joaquin Arias

    Joaquin Arias

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i think ill just watch this later

  • Garrett stoneburner

    Garrett stoneburner

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • G0THiC_Ang3l


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

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

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  • Just a watcher :D

    Just a watcher :D

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • itzy's girlfriend

    itzy's girlfriend

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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

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    Penny Ditchfield

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  • Camwelpey


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

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    qwert ΔΔΔ

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    this is the most relatable video in the entire planet

  • Veronica Crittendon

    Veronica Crittendon

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Sydney Skousen

    Sydney Skousen

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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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    Melissa Charlie

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  • Natalie Reetz

    Natalie Reetz

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    I think you procrastinate because your posture..

  • Minion8231


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really should be doing my homework right now

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    Timothy Soto

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    • Jack Hunter

      Jack Hunter

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      Jack Hunter

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      Facebook username 👇

    • Victor Mortensen

      Victor Mortensen

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      Good, so any medium to contact her?

  • Bob’s your uncle

    Bob’s your uncle

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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.

  • Aayush Jalali

    Aayush Jalali

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    Watching this while leaving hw😂

  • tee kanyel

    tee kanyel

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So in the last 3 years combined, I've watched 3 minutes of this video.

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      Chiara Meier

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      Mrs Clara Austin has been the only trustworthy account manager I have ever invested a huge amount of money and I got my profit in a space of one week

    • Stina Wahlgren

      Stina Wahlgren

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      Clara Austin

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      Stina Wahlgren

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  • Carolina Coutinho

    Carolina Coutinho

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Watching this video while procrastinating

  • SlimeBD2015


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Bex Sampson

    Bex Sampson

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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”

  • DoorNeo


    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    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...

  • Alan Telles

    Alan Telles

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Good video to watch now while other task waits

  • Shiv -

    Shiv -

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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

  • Linda Lauer

    Linda Lauer

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Me procrastinating while watching this video

  • Jonas A

    Jonas A

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Maggie Fuentes

    Maggie Fuentes

    ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I really struggle with this. And this puts it into perspective for those who don't understand.

  • SaynosleepXXX


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    everyone be talking about procrastination meanwhile I'm wondering how many weeks i have left on that life calendar he has 👀

  • grxpe_ram


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i have a project due tomorrow but

  • Ryan Dispecki

    Ryan Dispecki

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The hospitable baritone eventually level because jury elderly warm underneath a unbiased bean. awful, rabid underpants

  • haiwei yu

    haiwei yu

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    So Funny, I laughed my pants off!

  • Skills In Action

    Skills In Action

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    but man you dint explain how to stop that monkey, how to start working, please work on that last part and tell the actual ways that can keep us away from that fucking monkey thing

  • Achal Awasthi

    Achal Awasthi

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i procrastinated for years to watch this one

  • tavia S

    tavia S

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This is so accurate I literally sit around and wait until the last minute to do everything. 😩

  • KingWorld GSF

    KingWorld GSF

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Wait how are y’all in my mind!?!

  • Abby M.

    Abby M.

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I can do it on the bus the day of

  • Dimitri malatches

    Dimitri malatches

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I never do this, that's why I have three degrees!!

  • abdallah elmogy

    abdallah elmogy

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This video appeared randomly to me. Its topic is good but as a procrastinator, I saved it to watch later.

  • Eloc


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I procrastinated watching this video for weeks after a friend told me to

  • Noah Broerman

    Noah Broerman

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm literally on my school computer and I should be doing history work right now.

  • Natalie Beadasie

    Natalie Beadasie

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I watched this while procrastinating on my global homework

  • shaun douglas

    shaun douglas

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Life is short and I am only here once as this person, so I'll take the monkey anyday.

  • Ivy Moss

    Ivy Moss

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    soooooo who else's procrastination monkey brought them here?

  • Emily Wang

    Emily Wang

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    im procrastinating by watching this video



    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Now I'm watching this videos after procrastinating it for a few years

  • Nat Timcena

    Nat Timcena

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You talking about me?

  • adil hussain

    adil hussain

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The sad thing is "this is painfully true"

  • beginner


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Best video on procrastination



    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    im watching this at school for an assignment lol

  • asunraychan


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The amount of stress that I got from being guilty of procrastination is higher than the stress from my actual work.

  • Nad Vls

    Nad Vls

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I am watching this video because I was procrastinating from doing my work and I got lost in the Youtube black hole. No regret though, this guy is great.

  • ChubbyBear


    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    non-procrastinators's exist?
    i learnt something new

  • Fixx Foxx

    Fixx Foxx

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Anyone ever procrastinate or dread a task or a responsibility so deeply, you go around the house looking for ANYTHING else to do besides the priority task that you can still excuse as "being productive" Like you need to study or, do a project, or make a phone call. But suddenly you realize "oh I should clean the house, and my shower really needs a scrub down, and my dishes need to be cleaned" When those things are NOT in any way the priority if you wont have a house to live in if you don't do the important thing?

  • Brandon Walker

    Brandon Walker

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ story. For my final project to graduate highschool(in the caribbean), I put it off for a year and the deadline ended up being in half an hour. I said I'll do it, went to the library but instead of doing it, I decided to read percy jackson and the Olympians. At some random interval I looked at the time and saw five minutes left so ran to my class, stole someone's flashdrive, took their project, skimmed and changed it up a bit and handed it in. Simply put I did a year of work in five minutes

  • Brandon Walker

    Brandon Walker

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    As a procrastinator, I can wholeheartedly agree with this

  • Just A Cat!?! ไอ้แมวบ้า

    Just A Cat!?! ไอ้แมวบ้า

    2 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I was going watch this last night, but damn binge-watching Netflix is better.

  • NawidNotFound


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    watching this while i'm supposed to be studying

  • Andrés Villalobos

    Andrés Villalobos

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    should be doing my hw :I

  • ProjectPhysX


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Pro tip: enslave the monkey!

  • Rhyz M.

    Rhyz M.

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    People really need to know about a reward system... Work first, reward later, procrastination doesn't exist at that point since u got things done u somehow learned along the way then reward yourself while on rest however u want

  • 吸うVito


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  • Xander


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Unfortunately my monkey stopped fearing the panic monster

  • SamIsPog


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Me: I could be studying for the test 5 days away
    Instant Gratification Monkey: You totally could but you know what's better?-
    *Makes a painting in google spread sheets*

  • Dr. D4nk memes

    Dr. D4nk memes

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I'm procrastination right now by watching this

  • nope.


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    you know he was on a flight to this TED talk and on the plane he was like MICROSOFT PAINT TIME

  • nope.


    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Thank you for making this TED talk, because I have procrastinated selecting a TED talk for a rhetorical analysis for my English class until late the night before.

  • Hello World

    Hello World

    3 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    People are saying they used this to procrastinate, i procrastinated watching this