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 TVclip 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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  • DesiredNameWasTaken
    DesiredNameWasTaken 48 minutes ago

    I just remembered I have a exam tomorrow

  • idrawishh
    idrawishh Hour ago

    Im procrastinating by watching this video

  • Master of ninjas
    Master of ninjas 2 hours ago

    Finally a man who speaks english

  • KAT
    KAT 3 hours ago

    This was in my recommended hmm.. TVclip trying to tell me something?

  • Ro
    Ro 3 hours ago

    the way i actually procrastinated to WATCH this video lmao

  • mrackerm
    mrackerm 3 hours ago

    Never put off until tomorrow, that which can be put off until the day after.

  • Georgia Renlund
    Georgia Renlund 3 hours ago

    I procrastinated by putting this in my "watch later" List...

  • Kelly Ellie
    Kelly Ellie 5 hours ago

    I'm gonna recreate that weeks-i-have-left-table to finally get things done 😂

  • Carleigh Limbach
    Carleigh Limbach 7 hours ago

    Watching this instead of writing a paper due in 30 mins

  • Ciubotariu Iuliana
    Ciubotariu Iuliana 8 hours ago

    It's ironic that i am watching this video instead of studying for my exams..

  • Aethar
    Aethar 10 hours ago

    The pure beauty of him and how he procrastinated on his slides as well

  • weidong wang
    weidong wang 16 hours ago

    I mean....... I can do my holiday reading tomorrow right...........?

  • Liz P
    Liz P 16 hours ago

    I-I’m supposed to be asleep

  • anderson rumuy
    anderson rumuy 17 hours ago

    I wanna discipline this monkey If I can or maybe later if I have time >_

  • CHIRAG C RAO
    CHIRAG C RAO 19 hours ago +1

    added this video to watch later

  • MeThink
    MeThink 21 hour ago +1

    saved to watch later

  • lazy sketch
    lazy sketch 22 hours ago

    I’m the opposite of this, I do all the work in the first day then nothing the rest of the time

  • Brishav Rajbahak
    Brishav Rajbahak 22 hours ago

    I've got a deadline for a report tomorrow and I'm watching this video...

  • Hakim Mohammed
    Hakim Mohammed Day ago

    Guys this isnt even funny tho, Im in junior year and ive had a 4.0 till now, but my procrastination is really hurting me, I need help.

  • Hakim Mohammed
    Hakim Mohammed Day ago

    im procrastinating in high school rn

  • rebby 1313
    rebby 1313 Day ago

    I'm procrastinating on finishing this comme

  • alphavivi
    alphavivi Day ago

    idk if im procrastinating right now or not but im just along for the ride

  • Chris Morris
    Chris Morris Day ago +1

    Love procrastinating by watching this procrastination video xD

  • catheadmoon
    catheadmoon Day ago

    So get off the stage already would ya? Thanks.

  • Evelina Russo
    Evelina Russo Day ago

    Wow that was a kick in the gut. However procrastination for me is a completely different experience. It’s not due to giving into immediate pleasure, but rather due to anguish and feelings of not being able to accomplish what I have to do. It’s lack of self esteem really. Will I feel able later? Of course not. But the Monster will come up for sure and I will get it done somehow. Except for those things that have no deadline...those are really hard to get done. Really.

  • Galimeer5
    Galimeer5 Day ago +1

    *What I say:* "I'm going to spread out the work evenly, get a little done at a time. If I feel like doing a little more than my self-designated allotment of work for the day/week, all the better because that puts me ahead of schedule"
    *What I actually do:* "Meh, I'll do it tomorrow, it's fine"

    *How I justify it:* "I work better under pressure anyways lol"

  • Sakura Faery
    Sakura Faery Day ago

    My rational decision maker became scared of the panic monster causing me to freeze up

  • Li
    Li Day ago

    having deep stress levels and also being a procrastinator is one of the hardest things do deal with in my personality

  • Pan Kot
    Pan Kot Day ago +2

    Watchin this while I am supposed to write a 3 page assingment




    For tommorow

  • Channing Cooper
    Channing Cooper Day ago

    this is my english teachers husband

  • Joy Chetry
    Joy Chetry Day ago

    So something actual noteworthy came out of a Ted Talk

  • Carmen Sandu
    Carmen Sandu Day ago

    TVclip is part of my schedule, so it's ok for me to watch this (shut up, Pani Mon !)

  • Jonabelle Jundarino

    me procrastinating rn

  • angelidez13
    angelidez13 Day ago

    Anyone else watching this instead of studying...

  • fatima Sajid
    fatima Sajid Day ago

    How many times have I made a schedule and never followed it

  • i am batman
    i am batman Day ago

    Iam here just for comments 😁

  • An Equal
    An Equal Day ago

    I procrastinate for the art form. Something is riveting about using every second you have left before a deadline so efficiently that you still complete your objective in time and properly.

  • TheBomb545
    TheBomb545 Day ago

    I tried watching a video on how to stop procrastinating on a lab report and it auto-played this and 5 minutes in I realized what I was doing.

  • Israella Israella

    I am beginning to realise all these TED talks are a waste of time and money. Discipline, making a plan, setting goals and sheer hard work will get one through. Utter BS that comes out of the mouths of so called influencers/professionals etc are their own experiences and very few can relate to half of what they are saying. Cut the BS talks and grab the bull by the horn and run with it.

  • Edoardo Bedogni
    Edoardo Bedogni 2 days ago

    Very interesting, thank you so much!

  • Guardington Keke
    Guardington Keke 2 days ago

    This video is too long, I think I’ll watch this later

  • body rolls
    body rolls 2 days ago

    why am i like this. like eVeRyThInG he just said

  • Khan
    Khan 2 days ago

    Well done :D

  • Master imas
    Master imas 2 days ago

    the title should be : inside the mind of myself

  • Will Mandaza
    Will Mandaza 2 days ago +1

    Tim Urban illustration of the gratification monkey is superb.....was able to share this with my teenage boys and they Got It!.....I am managing my monkey..Wellldone Tim.

  • HanJae Yoon
    HanJae Yoon 2 days ago

    My panic monster is going banana right now but the monkey is singing Bob Marley's Everything's gonna be alright.
    Matter of fact, I gotta listen to that song one more time after this video before I pull an all-nighter.

  • Leonard Munz
    Leonard Munz 2 days ago

    Everything is alright tvclip.biz/video/sw0qtYBcdCU/video.html

  • Donna Schug
    Donna Schug 2 days ago

    This video is awesome! Since I procrastinate about so many things I felt he was spot on. Thank you, Tim, I look forward to hearing more.

  • Ronnae Jones
    Ronnae Jones 2 days ago

    I like to get things done I have a busy schedule and priorities I have to get lined up I'm getting it done and do the details later I dont like falling behind that's my mindset

  • Ronnae Jones
    Ronnae Jones 2 days ago

    I couldn't make it too class today but I talked to my teacher and let her know received my assignments dived in and did the assessment and assignment and watched the videos and downloads later

  • Sanjana Misra
    Sanjana Misra 2 days ago

    The best video on procrastination I've seen so far. :)

  • Che Li
    Che Li 2 days ago

    Then let's go on a TVclip spiral starting with Tim Urban talking about the very thing we're doing and end with interviews with Justin Bieber's mom.

  • rence subesa
    rence subesa 3 days ago

    I have work in a few mins but this is fun

  • Romppers
    Romppers 3 days ago

    After procrastinating for a month ... I'm finally clicking on this video

  • DunderHead 5000
    DunderHead 5000 3 days ago

    So, the anxiety monster is there to shock the monkey.
    Yep, that's it, that's all I got.

    Guess I could have said "I'll watch it later." Would that have been funnier?

  • Me Who
    Me Who 3 days ago +1

    This is newtons second law put in a video

  • flimflamflum
    flimflamflum 3 days ago

    i just watched this video and just realised i was a procrastinator dang
    our life is so much harder

  • Me Who
    Me Who 3 days ago +1

    My watch later has 50 unwatched videos this gonna become number 51

  • Molly
    Molly 3 days ago

    ooops... me being here, is me being on the dark playground.... I really should finish my report 😅

  • Nash Montana
    Nash Montana 3 days ago

    I’ll watch it later...