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 UZtop 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. Tanya Saini

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    5 soat oldin

    Who come after watching ritu mam lecture

  3. Sara O.

    Sara O.

    6 soat oldin

    before this video I have never really thought about the effects of deadlines in my procrastination. But I dont have any deadlines and this is a problem I have to fix. Thank You!!!

  4. disasterartpiece

    disasterartpiece

    6 soat oldin

    I think the monkey killed my panic monster

  5. justmadeit2-my channel

    justmadeit2-my channel

    6 soat oldin

    I keep meaning to watch this

  6. Nexoy

    Nexoy

    6 soat oldin

    I was expecting some help.. its just stand up.. -_-

  7. k nandini

    k nandini

    7 soat oldin

    Fun fact: I'm not procrastinating right now HONESTLY

  8. Tahiyya Fedora

    Tahiyya Fedora

    7 soat oldin

    The fact that this video was in my watch later list for almost 6months now is devastating

  9. Trish Henderson

    Trish Henderson

    7 soat oldin

    I am doing a presentation on procrastination and so I need to be watching this to overrule my instant gratification monkey and get some help for the presentation. Thanks, Tim Urban!

  10. nyx

    nyx

    8 soat oldin

    lol

  11. E B

    E B

    8 soat oldin

    i'm watching this instead of doing my homework haha

  12. Mike Lopez

    Mike Lopez

    11 soat oldin

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  13. Bradley Freeman

    Bradley Freeman

    11 soat oldin

    Who else is here for the English lesson

  14. Bulbol Yudi

    Bulbol Yudi

    12 soat oldin

    Thanks for knowledge

  15. Brendini G

    Brendini G

    12 soat oldin

    I got a fucking ad about procrastination are you kidding me

  16. Nguyenphuong Tri

    Nguyenphuong Tri

    12 soat oldin

    0:09 so sexy moment

  17. A V

    A V

    14 soat oldin

    I know for a fact i'd be friends with this guy.

  18. Megan Chambers

    Megan Chambers

    14 soat oldin

    wowwww that was explained so well.

  19. Kyera Tipper

    Kyera Tipper

    15 soat oldin

    i got an ad bout procrastination before this video...

  20. Meg Czaban

    Meg Czaban

    15 soat oldin

    idk why but "I call this the DARK PLAYGROUND" absolutely sent me

    • Appled

      Appled

      14 soat oldin

      sent you.....

  21. Katherine Adams

    Katherine Adams

    16 soat oldin

    watching this video instead of studying for mid terms

  22. K'nK Yarn!

    K'nK Yarn!

    17 soat oldin

    I procastinate because I know i can get it done even when I procastinate

  23. anna michnova

    anna michnova

    17 soat oldin

    this has been recommended to me i kid you not probably for the past 2 years, i only watched it now

  24. Choyoko Chwan

    Choyoko Chwan

    17 soat oldin

    Powerful. Thank you😍

  25. Dflaze Gaming

    Dflaze Gaming

    17 soat oldin

    hey you, yeah you stop procrastinating while watching this and do some work :)

  26. Sanjana

    Sanjana

    18 soat oldin

    I stopped watching the video and started work. yay.

  27. k a r i n a

    k a r i n a

    19 soat oldin

    I’ve been recommended this movie on and off for about 2 years...but put off watching it every time .. until now :)

  28. Ambrose Moyer

    Ambrose Moyer

    20 soat oldin

    love.

  29. pyro gyro

    pyro gyro

    21 soat oldin

    i'm watching this video wall i'm procrastinating and then i just procrastinate to watch this video life is strange

  30. Warren Garabrandt

    Warren Garabrandt

    23 soat oldin

    I came to laugh about the monkey. I didn't come here to have an existential crisis followed by a panic attack. But here we are.

  31. ꧁ Le Mysterious Pastel ꧂

    ꧁ Le Mysterious Pastel ꧂

    23 soat oldin

    Me watching this while procrastinating: 👁👄👁

  32. Roldan Blanes

    Roldan Blanes

    Kun oldin

    i planned to write this comment a year ago but i was procrastinatin then... (:

  33. stacy miller

    stacy miller

    Kun oldin

    Mac McClung

  34. Jakub Hubicka

    Jakub Hubicka

    Kun oldin

    I should be doing my literature review instead of this

    • Whiterun Guard

      Whiterun Guard

      Kun oldin

      u got this man

  35. Aaron Jafri

    Aaron Jafri

    Kun oldin

    The same thing is happening to me. This put me in depression. I need help.

  36. Wheeleekwazee

    Wheeleekwazee

    Kun oldin

    Whos watching cause of school

  37. Aaron Jafri

    Aaron Jafri

    Kun oldin

    Wow. Who else got a procrastinate add when they clicked on the video

  38. Jerome Barrameda

    Jerome Barrameda

    Kun oldin

    I laughed

  39. Nash Nuts Squad

    Nash Nuts Squad

    Kun oldin

    When you procrastinate by watching why people procrastinate

  40. Alanwatts

    Alanwatts

    Kun oldin

    I procrastinated by not watching this video over a year ago.

  41. Naidelyn Gabriel

    Naidelyn Gabriel

    Kun oldin

    anyways the teacher made me watch this video :D

  42. Totally not Prom

    Totally not Prom

    Kun oldin

    I did not read that title right-

  43. Smart2277

    Smart2277

    Kun oldin

    So relatable and i laughed alot because of it Thank u for making this

  44. Li Sa

    Li Sa

    Kun oldin

    2 months left til my final exams and i haven't open my textbooks to say the least,, cause ahem 'quarantine', i wanna work hard,, but my brain won't let me and i wanna punch myself but then,,

  45. Nakajima Atsushi

    Nakajima Atsushi

    Kun oldin

    I have an essay due in a few hours yet im watching a video about procrastinating while procrastinating

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    Kun oldin

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  49. experi-MENTAL Productions

    experi-MENTAL Productions

    Kun oldin

    The far right lanyard guy at 12:15 looks CRAZY!

  50. eirini

    eirini

    Kun oldin

    Surprisingly,i genuinely enjoyed that ted talk ,talking about a real life problem ,a phenomenon that if not all of us ,most of as face during various parts of our lives. And that guy had 2 different cases to refer to witch really reflected on my thoughts and my own underlying issues. One is the typical 'for the time being' procrastinator ,a momentary procrastination won't necessarily do you any harm as long as you're done with your work (even unsuccessfully) due the dead line and that of course goes on and on . There's that voice in your head deviously seducing you to chose joy over productivity. I wouldn't profess to not agree with that but at the end of the day we need to get things done . And here comes the second and would personally call it the ' indelible procrastination' and thats when it hit me;all that years passed by and im still an expert procrastinator. Saying: I'll start going to the gym tomorrow,ill start systematic studying,maybe hang out with my friends more frequently.This guy knew what he was striving for,long term excuses to put off things for tomorrow..guess tomorrow never comes.

  51. Don't see my videos tab

    Don't see my videos tab

    Kun oldin

    Lets see if people actually take time seriously now : Don't read my name

  52. Mitali Kumari

    Mitali Kumari

    Kun oldin

    Who has come after ritu mam mention about it in her recent video ?? 😁😁

  53. Rocco Jones

    Rocco Jones

    Kun oldin

    Story of my life

  54. Kaylee Eastman

    Kaylee Eastman

    Kun oldin

    I have 6 assignments due in 25 hours, I haven’t started a single one and idc anymore.

  55. 黃金神劍手

    黃金神劍手

    Kun oldin

    In the End he just show us the REAL Deadline in life

  56. Nathan Garcia

    Nathan Garcia

    Kun oldin

    Currently me.

  57. Artoria Pendragon

    Artoria Pendragon

    Kun oldin

    I really want to stop procrastinating cuz im failing my grades rn lol

  58. Holt Terry

    Holt Terry

    Kun oldin

    Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

  59. Julie

    Julie

    Kun oldin

    Who else is procrastinating by rewatching this video for the 1st no 2nd no 3000000 time 😅😂

  60. adammfox1

    adammfox1

    Kun oldin

    Evening: The HW isn’t due until 10 in the morning Morning: The HW isn’t fair to be due in the morning

  61. Anastasia Shew

    Anastasia Shew

    Kun oldin

    I'm supposed to be doing homework that was already due... Im playing roblox and watching this video instead.

  62. adammfox1

    adammfox1

    Kun oldin

    You yeah you right there yes in the pjs are a procrastinator

  63. Meg Black

    Meg Black

    Kun oldin

    What is this supposed to inspire? Apart from fear of death and guilt? 'YOU MAY NOT THINK YOURSELF AS A PROCRASTINATOR, BUT I THINK YOU ARE!! YOU SHOULD BE MORE PRODUCTIVE! Maybe we should give some thought to why so many of us are always feeling we are not doing enough.

  64. Steven porter

    Steven porter

    Kun oldin

    Dang, monkey is doing again!!!! I'll go do work in a minute i love this video

  65. Petit_ K3ino

    Petit_ K3ino

    Kun oldin

    Eh I’ll watch this later

  66. Chris J

    Chris J

    Kun oldin

    DO NOT WATCH THIS STONED

    • Meg Black

      Meg Black

      Kun oldin

      Or DO watch this stoned? Maybe you could have a Bill Hicks moment: "Sure, I could get up at dawn and go to a job I hate that does not inspire me creatively whatsoever for the rest of my fucking life. Or I could wake up at noon - and learn how to play the sitar!" :p

  67. Hicham Bouchrit

    Hicham Bouchrit

    Kun oldin

    I can feel you!

  68. Trent Boatner

    Trent Boatner

    Kun oldin

    I am definitely, cuz when I put on this video, I went straight to NFS carbon.😆

  69. Pluskii

    Pluskii

    Kun oldin

    12:15 that is Bradley Cooper on the right, you can't change my mind

  70. Pluskii

    Pluskii

    Kun oldin

    The only issue is, if you don't panic or care, you end up never doing the work... I failed high school, but got the best exam scores my teachers have ever seen to test out.

  71. Catherine Scoble

    Catherine Scoble

    Kun oldin

    Anyone else watching this instead of studying?

  72. Annelise Hansen

    Annelise Hansen

    Kun oldin

    me watching this as a way of procrastinating my science

  73. Pluskii

    Pluskii

    Kun oldin

    It took me an hour to finish a 14 min video...

  74. Taylor Beste

    Taylor Beste

    Kun oldin

    LMFAO adhd in real life

  75. Dylan Coakley

    Dylan Coakley

    Kun oldin

    Wtf I got an ad about procrastination on this video

  76. R Puig

    R Puig

    Kun oldin

    suddenly i feel like watching another TED talk .....mmmmmmm

  77. Lampguy TM

    Lampguy TM

    Kun oldin

    I am procrastinating right now. I have to turn in a short essay in 3 hours. Haven't started yet.

  78. BayStBroker

    BayStBroker

    2 kun oldin

    whos watching this while procrastinating

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    peter cech

    2 kun oldin

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  80. Hello there General konobi

    Hello there General konobi

    2 kun oldin

    I should be doing homework right now

  81. Ash LaLiberte

    Ash LaLiberte

    2 kun oldin

    Me: procrastinating by watching this

  82. James Doughty

    James Doughty

    2 kun oldin

    i have watched this six or seven times in three days, i just cant stop!

  83. Elena Kalergi

    Elena Kalergi

    2 kun oldin

    Personally, the worst thing procrastination has caused is me drifting apart from the person I adored most in the world... I always procrastinated on spending time with him, calling him or even leaving him a dm. When I lost him a few months ago I was devastated realizing how I could have been there for him more and eased his pain a little. That loss was honestly my biggest wake-up call so far. He was the person I treasured and adored most and still, we were not as close as we could have been. Ever since I've been "forcing" my reasonable decision-maker to take the weel and call my family and friends. If you're reading this call your loved ones or (if possible bc lockdown) go see them and spend some quality time with them. Don't make the same mistake I did... (sorry it got depressing, I intend to help y'all)

  84. Da Rau

    Da Rau

    2 kun oldin

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  85. D XI Satakshi Niraj 54

    D XI Satakshi Niraj 54

    2 kun oldin

    7:44 here's the thing. I don't have a panic monster. Even if i had to prepare a 3 page speech to speak infront of the school, i would delay it and then ultimately give up. I'll be like, "Meh what's the worst that can happen. I won't die'

  86. a. k.

    a. k.

    2 kun oldin

    Me watching this instead of studying for my finals tomorrow

  87. Shubham Maurya

    Shubham Maurya

    2 kun oldin

    That was in my recommendation for 3 years. O God! Google knew I was a procrastinator 3 years ago

  88. 87 vijay dhanush

    87 vijay dhanush

    2 kun oldin

    Guess, I'll have to see this video Tommorow. >:(

  89. Jonathan Stocker

    Jonathan Stocker

    2 kun oldin

    Hit the like button if you're procrastinating with this video.

  90. Ranjit Abraham

    Ranjit Abraham

    2 kun oldin

    Tim procrastinated... that's why his presentation characters were so weird drawn and funny.

  91. Luis Fuentes

    Luis Fuentes

    2 kun oldin

    Not me watching videos about procrastinating WHILE procrastinating💀💀

  92. Ask The Inclusive School

    Ask The Inclusive School

    2 kun oldin

    Great video I enjoyed it

  93. Przha Ali

    Przha Ali

    2 kun oldin

    yall here procrastinating on your schoolwork whereas I had been procrastinating watching this video the past 2 months until I forgot about it and saw it pop up in my recommended list.

  94. Edward Bane

    Edward Bane

    2 kun oldin

    is it me or he looks like phil machio.

  95. Channelle Webster

    Channelle Webster

    2 kun oldin

    The clock keeps ticking. We all are given a certain, finite amount of time in life. Some day, that clock's counter will reach zero, and time has run out. Momento mori.

  96. Diana F

    Diana F

    2 kun oldin

    I watched this video in 6th grade during my study skills class. Now it’s coming up in my UZtop recommended. Maybe this is a sign.

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    Abrams Donald

    2 kun oldin

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  98. left hand story

    left hand story

    2 kun oldin

    Very nice video my friend,amazing❤️❤️🌟🌟good👍..❤️❤️😉👍.❤️😉,....😉😉😉👍.

  99. Stepapa

    Stepapa

    2 kun oldin

    13 thousand of procrastinators who don't admit they are procrastinators disliked this video.

  100. Savage Sounds

    Savage Sounds

    2 kun oldin

    i watched an interview with justin biebers mom

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