Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

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  • Published on Apr 6, 2016
  • 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 RUclip 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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  • Jeremy Leung
    Jeremy Leung 13 hours ago +1

    i procrastinated watching this video by watching another youtube video in the middle before coming back to finish this one

  • The new George
    The new George 14 hours ago

    It’s funny because I’m procrastinating while watching this

  • Smol Pro Ravioli
    Smol Pro Ravioli 16 hours ago

    I know I need to sleep to do well in school, but here I am, procrastinating by watching ted talks about procrastination at 1:30 am.

  • lauren nguyen
    lauren nguyen 16 hours ago

    watching this at 3am

  • Tsamara Nabila
    Tsamara Nabila 17 hours ago

    I'm watching this while I have an exam with 9 chapters material tomorrow, still haven't figured out a thing about it. Dear panic monster, please wake up.

  • Carina C
    Carina C 17 hours ago

    I was about to put this video on my watch later playlist

  • Niecy Is here.
    Niecy Is here. 18 hours ago

    I bet my MRI brain image looks just like his.

  • Carol VanAlaric
    Carol VanAlaric 18 hours ago

    I’m not a procrastinator, I’m a manger without staff, My garden does not get unkempt from My laziness, it gets unkempt because I don’t have a gardener; I have infinite motivation to share with My gardeners in My vision and make sure they understand whilst they manifest it reality.

  • PurplePumkiin
    PurplePumkiin 19 hours ago

    Cant help but think about the homework due 38 minutes ago

    • Sophia Hamblin
      Sophia Hamblin 17 hours ago

      That just reminded me of what I'm meant to be doing.....




      not procrastinating

  • Ben Brawl Star
    Ben Brawl Star 19 hours ago

    I was procrastinating while watching this

  • hesha vashisht
    hesha vashisht 19 hours ago +1

    The look on the teacher's face when the procrastinator gets more marks than the hardworker pet

  • Christopher Maksimik
    Christopher Maksimik 20 hours ago

    It’s funny because I’m procrastinating watching this

  • Skeletor
    Skeletor 20 hours ago

    this is why im watching this video

  • Conner Manning
    Conner Manning 20 hours ago

    I’m procrastinating on my algebra 2 homework that’s due at 9:08 tomorrow morning

  • Marco Venustus
    Marco Venustus 21 hour ago +1

    I was gonna watch the whole video but I ended up procrastinating

  • Elijah Ellis
    Elijah Ellis 21 hour ago +1

    Its funny... I am procrastinating right now. I have a 6-page English paper... but darn is this interesting.

  • Maiya Coles
    Maiya Coles 21 hour ago

    I have a biography due tomorrow and I still havent done it

  • CommanderRo TheGreat
    CommanderRo TheGreat 22 hours ago +1

    I am supposed to be doing homework but I am now watching this video about procrastination🤦🏽‍♂️

  • Micheal Huff
    Micheal Huff 22 hours ago

    My ADHD already has me bored and Im only 3 minutes in....I’ll finish this later

  • Jack Baker
    Jack Baker 22 hours ago

    Who else is procrastination right now?

  • King X Scotty
    King X Scotty 22 hours ago

    I slew my panic monster long ago. Now the monkey is always on control.

  • Alex Pryor
    Alex Pryor 23 hours ago

    I’m procrastinating by watching this video

  • Haley Fetzer
    Haley Fetzer 23 hours ago

    **Watches this while procrastinating writing thesis**

  • Yuscian Govindasamy
    Yuscian Govindasamy 23 hours ago

    Watching this procastinating sleep

  • Spencer Gordon
    Spencer Gordon 23 hours ago

    What scares me is he said that nurses and doctors were procrastinators

  • Basilicon
    Basilicon 23 hours ago

    Great, now I'm procrastinating watching this RUclip video. Thanks, Tim Urban

  • Christopher Wahler

    Who else is procrastinating right now?

  • Dylan Smith
    Dylan Smith Day ago

    im procrastinating just by watching this

  • Sammy Chappers
    Sammy Chappers Day ago

    Is it ironic that I'm watching this instead of going my course work

  • William Wuttke
    William Wuttke Day ago

    Anyone else procrastinating by watching this rn

  • BaconMunch
    BaconMunch Day ago +2

    This actually made me stop procrastinating and do my work. I don’t know why

  • Kai Ronshausen
    Kai Ronshausen Day ago

    I'm watching this while procrastinating on chem homework

  • Saint Mayhem
    Saint Mayhem Day ago

    Honestly, I'm interested in seeing this but I'll have to watch it later.

  • K B
    K B Day ago

    Nike....Just do it...later, Jamaica 🌬️💨

  • Shashank Gupta
    Shashank Gupta Day ago

    Who all paused and went to the tanya Harding scandal Wikipedia page? 😓

  • Senpai Sam
    Senpai Sam Day ago

    Funny how I'm procrastinating right now by watching this video

  • Reverse Cubing
    Reverse Cubing Day ago

    Is it bad I am waching this instead of doing my homework

  • Ray S
    Ray S Day ago

    I have been meaning to watch this video since 2016

  • Ray S
    Ray S Day ago

    Is it bad that I watched this at 1.5 playback speed and thought it was too slow?

  • Dulce Amore
    Dulce Amore Day ago

    This taught me how to overcome my procrastination. How? I'll tell you late.

  • Olive 3.0
    Olive 3.0 Day ago

    It's kind of funny, I decided to watch this because I was, you guessed it, procrastinating.

  • Eric Talkington
    Eric Talkington Day ago

    Ironically, I have seen this video as a suggestion for a few weeks now and I've procrastinated on watching it.

  • Kurt Kurt
    Kurt Kurt Day ago

    I watched this so i can be motivated but it made me more depressed. So im just gonna die here and continue my life being a ghost

  • Una V
    Una V Day ago

    My Panic Monster is missing :(

  • Joe Wahman
    Joe Wahman Day ago

    I’m supposed to be doing school work right now.

  • PurryoLine
    PurryoLine Day ago

    U won't even finished this vid because u procastinated again,

  • Merryn Summersgill

    I’m procrastinating watching this procrastination video

  • Sarah Steed
    Sarah Steed Day ago

    That Life Calendar really put the fear of the Panic Monster in me, yikes

  • Adam Schmidt
    Adam Schmidt Day ago

    "I don't think that non procrastinators exist. That's right, I think all of you are procrastinators." Well bud, you haven't met me, but I'm not a procrastinator. Do you know what I do? I finish the job I have immediately so I can have freedom from it and most people like businesses take advantage of that. Do you know what happens to someone like me? They burn out and they burn out very hard- 3X the amount of time they worked on the project for. Now imagine someone like me having those life problems. The sad part is that there is no answer to this. Spacing apart your work will only create opportunity for procrastination and that will be the only aid or advice someone will give you. This is very hard too because say you make a list of things you have to get done, you will work extra hard to complete it asap. So things like working out actually hurts you more than it helps. Anyways, as I digress, seeing this being only 14 minutes long, I can only believe that the reason why everything was subpar was because you couldn't handle the stress nor the responsibility that came along with what you have accepted. ANYBODY CAN MAKE PAINT SLIDESHOWS AND ANYONE COULD HAVE GIVEN THAT SPEECH. ANYONE! (with a computer of course)

  • King Khan
    King Khan Day ago

    Wow, even RUclip knows I am a procrastinator. SHAME ON ME

  • ᖇᗩ乙0229
    ᖇᗩ乙0229 Day ago +2

    Watching this while trying to prepare for my tests tomorrow

  • Ms. B
    Ms. B Day ago

    Helloooooooo panic monster 😆

  • Adie Darilag
    Adie Darilag Day ago

    Tim urban, what if I procrastinated to watch this exact video over and over instead of doing a MAJOR project in a MAJOR subject.

  • Austin Paz
    Austin Paz Day ago

    Finally someone with personality. I loved him ahaha. Procrastination is strong...

  • Elizabeth DesRuisseau

    confession: i've been procrastinating listening to this TED talk lol

  • Giancarlo Piroli

    *me, procrastinating on youtube*
    *comes across this video and feels less bad about procrastinating*

  • boomer rob
    boomer rob Day ago +1

    Wow! I'm a procrastinator. I always thought I was just lazy.

  • nacotic sero
    nacotic sero Day ago

    I was supposed to start revising immediately after watching this for motivation



    been on a reading comments spree now the monster is up

  • Nolan Wade
    Nolan Wade Day ago

    Took me so long to watch this

  • west virginia
    west virginia Day ago

    I'm procrastinating on homework right now while watching a video of what it's like inside the mind of a procrastinator by Tim Urban. I'm procrastinating so much right now, I'm even taking the time to correct my spelling mistakes and writing how I'm procrastinating so much right now which to be honest kind of feels good because I don't want to deal with homework right now. Anyway, time to procrastinate and go on a youtube video spree, good day.