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 ARdrink 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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  1. Switch to Random
    Switch to Random
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    my dad: you should watch TED talks the TED talks i watch:

  2. Cizer 2000
    Cizer 2000
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    ok, that's totally me! it feels so bad to be just like i am... i have to choose if i should continue or not university before saturday. I decided to go to univesity on September, since then i did study nothing (i know i'm a mess). I don't really like to study, i hate to sit and listen to the teacher, and then underline, study and repeat and repeat for at least 5 years... but at the same time i have no clue about what to do in my life. i'm 18 years old and i'm just thinking to start something related to entertainment (videogames) videos on the web and i'm so scared to fail. but i don't have goals, purpose, real dreams (if you ask me about the job i want to do, i would say something usually a children would say, or at least someone who is talented and so could reach his own dream, even if it seems very difficoult. but i'm not both of them so here i am). So i was saying that before saturday i have to take this very hard decision and i really don't know what should i do... i already said that i've studied nothing since September, and since december 24 (the first date to pay the second rate that i should pay before saturday (24 january) if i choose to continue ) i still continued to not study, not even one page. on september i decided to go to universuty just to try and see if this world (that i don't really like) could have been right for me or not, just to try it but i didn't... i did not even try, i spent my months doing nothing except for the first one (where i took some notes of the lessons). so here i am, i'm a completely mess and i don't know what i will d.. not today, not the 24th, not into nmy entire life... but it feels so damn bad and wrong.

  3. xXMarineRacoonFanXx
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    I'm procastinating by reading comments about people saying that they're procastinating 😅

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    Sasha Anastasia
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  5. kpop stanheart
    kpop stanheart
    3 ساعات قبل

    Who got woken up but decided to do their homework tmrw😂

  6. Navya Goswami
    Navya Goswami
    3 ساعات قبل

    I'm actually procrastinating my 50 page assignment due tomorrow rn😂

  7. mohammad p
    mohammad p
    4 ساعات قبل

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  8. Bella Contreras
    Bella Contreras
    4 ساعات قبل

    omg this is happening to me rn and always :(

  9. Leah
    5 ساعات قبل

    Ah yess...The problem is .. my monkey is no longer really scared of the panic monster

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    Hanson W
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  11. melanie witman
    melanie witman
    8 ساعات قبل

    there is nothing quite like procrastinating while watching a TED talk on procrastinating.

  12. Nacure
    8 ساعات قبل

    Whats the point of this ted talk lol

  13. Nons
    9 ساعات قبل

    There ARdrink, I watched it. Now please stop?

  14. Zoo-Wee Mama
    Zoo-Wee Mama
    9 ساعات قبل

    I don't like how I'm being called out

  15. Gary Dowd
    Gary Dowd
    10 ساعات قبل

    where is my panic monster I think he may be dead, but I'm afraid to check on him :/

  16. Woohoo Yeaha
    Woohoo Yeaha
    11 ساعات قبل

    I gotta show this to some people

  17. Xtruller
    11 ساعات قبل

    Those boxes are already filled by 1/6th of it and I'm feeling like I really need to change and do something about my life.

  18. Isaiah Wallerstedt
    Isaiah Wallerstedt
    11 ساعات قبل

    this man described my life (4:20)

  19. Counterfeit Diamond
    Counterfeit Diamond
    12 ساعات قبل

    I am literally watching this instead of doing my homework...

  20. Heba Farouk
    Heba Farouk
    12 ساعات قبل

    not me watching a vedio about procastinating while procastinating and saying just get to half the vid and go study.then half the vedio and a minuite passes by so i wait till 3 quarters of the video is done

  21. Júlia Domènech Folguera - BATX-1A
    Júlia Domènech Folguera - BATX-1A
    13 ساعات قبل

    Not me watching the whole thing when i have a final exam for wich i havent study in a few hours

  22. AJAlphie
    13 ساعات قبل

    Soooo i have homework due tomorrow? Its um been due for like 2 weeks..

  23. Jelena 89
    Jelena 89
    13 ساعات قبل

    I think "the dark playground" is a really good name for it. And the whole description - procrastinating actually mostly isn't fun. Sometimes it is, but a lot of the time you aren't even focused on those "fun activities" since you're just doing them to not do the ones you dread

  24. Giulia Garcia
    Giulia Garcia
    14 ساعات قبل

    I have actually been procrastinating on watching this video.......I’m not joking

  25. No Nhu
    No Nhu
    14 ساعات قبل

    Iya ya Allah.

  26. Synovyx
    15 ساعات قبل

    I'm literally watching this as I near a deadline for my project at the end of the week.

  27. Nicolas Parra
    Nicolas Parra
    15 ساعات قبل

    FUN FACT: Im procrastinating as i watch this.

  28. DentingOsprey 91
    DentingOsprey 91
    15 ساعات قبل

    Next ted talk: how to kill the monkey

  29. Atoshi
    15 ساعات قبل

    i wish i could tell y’all the amount of times i procrastinated away this video and now im here thanks panic mode......

  30. M L
    M L
    16 ساعات قبل

    This guy is a genius at explaining stuff. High IQ is linked to procrastination, and many many intelligent people can't really escape from it.

  31. Tatumn Blaauw
    Tatumn Blaauw
    16 ساعات قبل

    This video was in my recommendations for 2 months before I actually watched it

  32. Dipper Olivier
    Dipper Olivier
    17 ساعات قبل

    Was going to comment but I’ll do it later

  33. Gerard Ligonde
    Gerard Ligonde
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  34. xX Jessica Xx
    xX Jessica Xx
    17 ساعات قبل

    This is why I want to be a dog, I don't need to procrastinate because there's nothing to procrastinate about.

  35. Phoenix Chen
    Phoenix Chen
    18 ساعات قبل

    pov you’re watching this at freshman orientation

  36. towheadbaby
    18 ساعات قبل

    I hate to say it, but this is not at all helpful or insightful if you are a procrastinator. no useful information at all. skip it.

  37. Charmaine Lombard
    Charmaine Lombard
    18 ساعات قبل

    Please pull up your pants! Can't concentrate on what you are saying!

  38. Sahra Hussein
    Sahra Hussein
    19 ساعات قبل

    I want to write the paper but I have to watch this first lol

  39. P Alagao
    P Alagao
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  40. Mr. Sir
    Mr. Sir
    19 ساعات قبل

    I’ve got a major year long paper thesis due in 3 days two exams in bio and math and I’m here procrastinating watching a video on procrastination by a procrastinator

  41. ele_ wtf
    ele_ wtf
    19 ساعات قبل

    i have homework due to 30mins. hi lol

  42. Het Zarrow
    Het Zarrow
    19 ساعات قبل

    I think he got his speech through procrastiation😂

  43. 84 Sivasankar Nallapati
    84 Sivasankar Nallapati
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  44. Emily Mckelvey
    Emily Mckelvey
    20 ساعات قبل

    The monke says “return to monke”

  45. Cube School
    Cube School
    21 ساعات قبل

    It is ironic because if you've watched this video you are a procrastinator, but you also are one if you haven't seen this video

  46. Verification Mark •
    Verification Mark •
    21 ساعات قبل

    I was procastinating on this video for three weeks

  47. Jasmina Goza
    Jasmina Goza
    21 ساعات قبل

    the fct that i need to study but im watching this video rn

  48. Vix
    21 ساعات قبل

    I literally have nearly two weeks of course work not done and I am procrastinating watching this, Im so feckin sad.

    22 ساعات قبل

    This has to be the greatest TED talk in the history of TED talks.

  50. Mahi Upadhyay
    Mahi Upadhyay
    22 ساعات قبل

    All those dislikes are from non-procrastinators

  51. Carpe Diem
    Carpe Diem
    23 ساعات قبل

    I've saved this video and I'll watch it later

  52. mowshumee zaman
    mowshumee zaman
    23 ساعات قبل

    My brain is like "Mate, Stop procrastinating!" But I cant help it-

  53. Katherine Suson
    Katherine Suson
    أيام قبل

    Wow, youtube knows I'm a procrastinator.

  54. Roan
    أيام قبل

    Interesting title, added to Watch Later list.

  55. May Choy
    May Choy
    أيام قبل

    Rare occasion of people succeeding from procrastinating:

  56. Anika Nawar
    Anika Nawar
    أيام قبل

    it's 2021 and this still remains the best ted talk ever

  57. Yoonbum kin ——————
    Yoonbum kin ——————
    أيام قبل

    I’m currently procrastinating by watching this video 🧍🏻‍♀️

  58. Kalpa Harshana
    Kalpa Harshana
    أيام قبل

    I'm such a procrastinator this has been in my watch later for two years. Finally it can be free

  59. Amelia Faulkner
    Amelia Faulkner
    أيام قبل

    I just realized, I'm procrastinating by watching this video....

  60. Henlo 420
    Henlo 420
    أيام قبل

    Something is wrong with my monkey. It doesnt seem to be afraid of the panic monster.

  61. Nhat Vua
    Nhat Vua
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  62. Ehsan Ullah Shehab
    Ehsan Ullah Shehab
    أيام قبل

    ARdrink is your instant gratification monkey for the moment, go to your work dear.

  63. Gufberg
    أيام قبل

    tedtalks: The format that made pseudoscience seem like just science.

  64. Lakshya Raj
    Lakshya Raj
    أيام قبل

    I've an assignment to submit tomorrow, and here I am procrastinating while watching a ted talk about procrastination which was in my "watch later'' folder for last 6 months

  65. Tmb 82: Music and random stuff
    Tmb 82: Music and random stuff
    أيام قبل

    My brain: due tomorrow Me: ok, do tomorrow

  66. Kamal Ekermawi
    Kamal Ekermawi
    أيام قبل

    This is the best ted talk I've ever watched so far

  67. Ronaldo Cervantes
    Ronaldo Cervantes
    أيام قبل

    I really loved this video! As a writer I too sometimes forget the difference between writers block and just plain resistance. This video helped me realize that the very definition of what I’m currently struggling with is that of procrastinating. Delaying my work with easy and short-term gratification. I haven’t had writers block in years and now I’m dealing with something that much more deadlier- PROCRASTINATION! I definitely need to make some deadlines.

  68. Malaki Velazquez
    Malaki Velazquez
    أيام قبل

    I’ve been meaning to watch this....

  69. Alfie Gallagher
    Alfie Gallagher
    أيام قبل

    I procrastinate that badly I didn’t want to watch this

  70. Chris H
    Chris H
    أيام قبل

    You want to see inside the mind of a master procrastinator? Ask me anything

  71. Stewart's Channel
    Stewart's Channel
    أيام قبل

    I've been meaning to watch this for over a year. Now that I finally did, around 6 weeks ago, I thought I'd leave this comment. Lovely presentation, thanks.

  72. no one
    no one
    أيام قبل

    entp mood

  73. Somebody you used to know
    Somebody you used to know
    أيام قبل

    I got an add about procrastinating while watching a video about procrastinating because I am procrastinating

  74. Malcolm E
    Malcolm E
    أيام قبل

    This man is saying what we're all thinking

  75. Cassidy Seery
    Cassidy Seery
    أيام قبل

    lol i got a ad about procrastination before this vid started.

  76. SolemnSlqps
    أيام قبل

    Lol I got a procrastination ad on this video

  77. Al Die
    Al Die
    أيام قبل

    why do people come for me like this

  78. Kızıl Elma Edits
    Kızıl Elma Edits
    أيام قبل

    Watching this in the night while having an important exam tomorrow which I still didnt learn for 💀

  79. Muhd Siddiq
    Muhd Siddiq
    أيام قبل

    u know u have made it when u get a standing ovation

  80. aliya cantika
    aliya cantika
    أيام قبل

    i think my panic monster is dead

  81. The Asian Theory
    The Asian Theory
    أيام قبل

    Finally a TED talk im qualified to give

    1. Freddie Reid
      Freddie Reid
      7 دقائق قبل

      finally a TED talk I’m qua- *ARdrink spiral begins*

    2. Quang Tran
      Quang Tran
      أيام قبل

      Same except it’ll suck because I will start making the TED talk 1 minute before it begins lol

  82. Jenske Schuurman
    Jenske Schuurman
    أيام قبل

    Maar tijdens het maken van zijn speech vertelt hij dus dat hij het maken van zijn speech uitstelt

  83. S Mc G
    S Mc G
    أيام قبل

    Great talk. I finally have a diagnosis!!

  84. Ashraf Amir
    Ashraf Amir
    2 أيام قبل

    OMG I was getting my work done then I stumbled on this video, PROCASTINATING LMFAO

  85. Sy Fx
    Sy Fx
    2 أيام قبل

    "What's important is not the result, but the journey" My brain: shut up nobody cares about the journey so imma speedrun it while I still can

    1. Frederic G.
      Frederic G.
      أيام قبل


  86. sunoo
    2 أيام قبل

    me : arguing with myself if I should sleep or study also me : watches a video about procrastination

  87. sobhan moradi
    sobhan moradi
    2 أيام قبل


  88. Aricmon11
    2 أيام قبل

    Watching this instead of doing my homework, the irony.

  89. s o p h
    s o p h
    2 أيام قبل

    and knowing that i got good grades even if i procrastinated just made it even harder to stop procrastinating..

  90. Daniel Wnek
    Daniel Wnek
    2 أيام قبل

    There ARdrink, I watched it. Now get it out of my recommended

  91. eliot mikoni
    eliot mikoni
    2 أيام قبل

    This guy's pretty amazing at explaining obvious stuff

  92. Dominic Siañez
    Dominic Siañez
    2 أيام قبل

    Ill do my essay after this video... Maybe

  93. CreamyMarshmxllow
    2 أيام قبل

    I have a test tomorrow but I think watching this is a better use of my time

  94. SadBoye
    2 أيام قبل

    i got this video recommended to me. i wonder if it’s a sign

  95. Manraj Sidhu
    Manraj Sidhu
    2 أيام قبل

    So it's basically covid

  96. Krista Gaulin
    Krista Gaulin
    2 أيام قبل

    And here I am with 4 papers to write by Sunday..... that 2 are already late..... it is fine. Perhaps on Friday, I will get them done.

  97. Hawkeye63
    2 أيام قبل

    I think i will watch this tomorrow.

  98. xMitsukiria
    2 أيام قبل

    being a stubborn procrastinator is the hardest feeling, you just become stubborn and not sleep until you finish it. but ending up not finishing and postponing every time..

  99. Luigi Consiglio
    Luigi Consiglio
    2 أيام قبل

    I just reviewed my entire life

  100. Kathy Popplewell
    Kathy Popplewell
    2 أيام قبل

    very entertaining!