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 YouTube 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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Vixi Violet Grey says:

I procrastinate so hard that I have put this video in the watch later section, opened it just to comment, an ad started and… I'll watch it tomorrow maybe

Professional Noob says:

Watching this at 4 am and my alarm is supposed to go off at 530am


im procrastinating right now

Camden Harvey says:

I'm supposed to be writing an essay. WHY AM I LIKE THIS!

King Saitama says:

I'll finish my work later.. or tommorow.. or never.

Rafael Lambiase says:

I’ve been procrastinating to watch this video for about to years now.

[Kaos]It's_BL4zedShadowHDZ says:

one time i gave in a paper 4 weeks later than the due date

Dude says:

Lol I'm supposed to be doing social studies homework rn.

Dalton Johnson says:

I just remembered that I procrastinated on watching this by putting it in my watch later 3 months ago

Ismail Jamshid says:


MaltBalt says:

The monkey also has a fear of strict parents.

Ariel Schmitt says:

I was studying here on youtube, watching video class, but now I'm gonna procrastinate a little bit watching this video :v

Dominika Woronko says:

I think my life is in love with the monkey

Devansh Kamdar says:

What was the message and the teaching?

clako clakson says:

It would have been epic if at the end he had walked away with a monkey hahah

renni24 says:

Damn. The ending was depressing, but he is right.

ilikebacon says:

was gonna finish my homework, but the video just informed me of justib bieber mum interviews

Otsile Modiselle says:

I was going to watch this later, then it kept appearing in my feed.

bangtrash says:

On Friday: I’ll do the homework Saturday morning yes definitely gonna be so productive
Saturday morning: I’ll do it in the afternoon I mean I have so much time!
Saturday afternoon: why would I even bother to do it right now I have a whole day ahead what the heck I’ll do it tomorrow
Sunday morning: what’s the point of doing it right now I’ll do it in the afternoon so I can be busy
Sunday afternoon: I have like 14 hours before school starts I shouldn’t even bother to do it right now
Sunday night: PANIC MONSTER COMES OUT (but me being me I don’t listen) you know what I’ll do it Monday morning before school I’ll just sleep early
Monday morning: PANICKING AND DYING ok ok I’ll do it on the way to school no problem meets friend on the way and forgets about deadline for 10 minutes OH NO I FORGOT MY HOMEWORK you know what I can finish 5 paragraphs in homeroom
Homeroom: * TRIES TO FINISH 5 PARAGRAPHS IN 10 MINS* Doesn’t work out comes up with a excuse you know what I’ll just tell the teacher I’ll hand it in after lunch
At lunch: Completely forgets about homework 2 minutes of lunch left and remembers. You know whaaaat I’ll just hand it in tomorrow I mean what’s the big deal people hand in stuff late all the time rightttt.

Phil Your Bed With Bees says:

Why does he look like the love child of Joey, Chandler, and Ross

Darwin Cruz says:

don't know if this counts as master procrastination but I clicked on this video stopped it at 1 sec, said I was gonna watch it later and ended up watching it 8 days later lol….. good video by the way

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