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 NLcameras 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. Himanshu Tembhare

    Himanshu Tembhare

    21 minuut geleden

    I am a pro procrastinator😂😂

  2. Athena Kennington

    Athena Kennington

    34 minuten geleden


  3. Dumbify


    41 minuut geleden

    I got an ad about procrastination

  4. remember me

    remember me

    Uur geleden

    Well man, to be honest this was so suitable and hit hard too...

  5. Muhammad Q

    Muhammad Q

    Uur geleden

    How many did not get through this video

  6. Yael Pastel

    Yael Pastel

    2 uur geleden

    Ive been discovered, time to return the dark cave which is my room to write my midterm paper

  7. Christopher Diddy

    Christopher Diddy

    4 uur geleden

    I procrastinate my final year project by watching this video

  8. Simon Czechu

    Simon Czechu

    4 uur geleden

    I did similar with my final dissirtation at uni, wrote over 10k words in 3 days. got 50% (2:2). When i was in school i was told my "system" wont work in college, it worked well enough to pass. When i was in college i was told it wont work at uni. It worked well enough for me to pass albeit i lost most of my hairline. This just works for me.

    • Sohamsta


      2 uur geleden

      well done 👏🏼

  9. Laylay_99


    5 uur geleden

    I'm procrastinating right now watching this😖

  10. jrbd oebd

    jrbd oebd

    6 uur geleden

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  11. sara


    6 uur geleden

    im a fuckin monkey

  12. wεw lαd

    wεw lαd

    6 uur geleden

    it was funny until he mentioned long term procastination with no dead lines and then I realized I need to move before I regret not living my life to the fullest

  13. Asen asenov

    Asen asenov

    9 uur geleden

    Don't be fooled!!! Most of us are destined just to exist, to be a consumers so can rich and so called elites make them money, and so can live they dreams!!! Most of us must Field there's no possibility everyone to get rich!!! Simply there is not even enough resources on earth, never mind other stuff!!!!!!!

  14. Zero Zero

    Zero Zero

    9 uur geleden

    I'm watching this the weekend before the exams that I had a month to prepare for but decided a weekend would be enough.

  15. Paras Sen

    Paras Sen

    9 uur geleden

    Ooh man thats my story

  16. Lodaya Mehul

    Lodaya Mehul

    13 uur geleden

    Do u know how many consecutive all nighters an Architecture student pulls!!!!!! We are the most underpaid and unappreciated fraternity of all professionals.

  17. Zoe Koehler

    Zoe Koehler

    13 uur geleden

    Thes is my English teachers brother i-

    • Sohamsta


      2 uur geleden

      wow 😂

  18. Dev


    13 uur geleden

    Why this guy is talking about me?

  19. B.S. Akshay Iyengar

    B.S. Akshay Iyengar

    14 uur geleden

    The instant gratification monkey got me here :D I am so glad that it got me here though!

  20. Kitten Mimi

    Kitten Mimi

    15 uur geleden

    Um so... Actually, no. Nevermind. I'll come back to edit this comment and put my thoughts in it later

  21. V Chan

    V Chan

    16 uur geleden

    So like.. I have 5 schoolworks to finish and the deadline is tomorrow :DD wish me luck.

  22. Sam M

    Sam M

    17 uur geleden

    Complex trauma is responsible for instant gratification!

  23. Kaveri chaudhary

    Kaveri chaudhary

    17 uur geleden

    "We go to the NLcameras spiral and watch Richard feynman's magnet videos and end up watching interviews of justin bieber and his mom." The most relatable line .

  24. Vipul Bandodkar

    Vipul Bandodkar

    18 uur geleden

    Does the crowd always clap the same way...,

  25. Venkat saran

    Venkat saran

    18 uur geleden

    Immediately after seeing this video's thumbnail, I added it to watch later

  26. CJ


    19 uur geleden

    I have been up for 22 hours and have work 10 more hours in 5 hours. I’m procrastinating sleep.

  27. pranpoo


    20 uur geleden

    Me watching this video on a TV with my science notebook in front of me: 👁👄👁 *what! I didn’t do anything...*

  28. Daniel. k

    Daniel. k

    21 uur geleden

    Stoicism really helped me out!

  29. Haley Caron

    Haley Caron

    22 uur geleden

    Him: pulled 2 all nighters when the dead line was 3 days away. Me: realized 10 minutes before mynproject was due that i hadn't done SHEEIIT.

  30. domsooch


    23 uur geleden

    I got an ad about not procrastinating before watching a video about procrastination while procrastinating.

  31. Chonky Chicken

    Chonky Chicken

    Dag geleden

    y did i get an add on procastinatining and how 2 stop after this video?

  32. glaz


    Dag geleden

    I used to not procrastinate Now my monke is growing bigger and stronger and more playful like rn :>

  33. Kylie Gilbert

    Kylie Gilbert

    Dag geleden

    I got an add that said “if your watching this, your probably procrastinating...”

  34. Suinne Lee

    Suinne Lee

    Dag geleden

    Sometimes the panic monster just takes the wheel and starts screaming for two and a half hours

  35. Mad Hatter

    Mad Hatter

    Dag geleden

    My panick monster broke it doesent work good and forgets half the time to come out and do work

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    one click

    Dag geleden

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  37. Jargonn7


    Dag geleden

    I got an ad before this video, that started with "you're probably procrastinating" lol

  38. Herschel Elliott

    Herschel Elliott

    Dag geleden


  39. Jan Gliński

    Jan Gliński

    Dag geleden

    well you haven't been inside my mind...

  40. Romario Mejia

    Romario Mejia

    Dag geleden

    Imagine buying that calendar, and filling it out every week

  41. Jocelyn Joseph

    Jocelyn Joseph

    Dag geleden

    Is solving the Rubic Cube procrastination?

    • Jocelyn Joseph

      Jocelyn Joseph

      Dag geleden

      Ahem. Yes, unless you have the code to solve the cube in a disciplined way. ✅👍

  42. Siva Sankari Jeevarathinam

    Siva Sankari Jeevarathinam

    Dag geleden

    My panic monster never shows up and that's my actual problem!

  43. Mohammad E.

    Mohammad E.

    Dag geleden

    Nice topic Added to watch later

  44. youtube watcher

    youtube watcher

    Dag geleden

    lol my college applications are literally due by 11:59 tonight, am I writing my supplements? no i'm watching this

  45. Lexi Asbury

    Lexi Asbury

    Dag geleden

    I have a paper due at midnight...2 was assigned last week I'm great at this

  46. Dhanveer Chhabra

    Dhanveer Chhabra

    Dag geleden

    Guess what, I reached at this video by procrastinating!

  47. Logan Russell

    Logan Russell

    Dag geleden

    i think my panic monster is missing

    • Keira Hammler

      Keira Hammler

      Dag geleden

      Lol same.

  48. Joe Alonzo

    Joe Alonzo

    Dag geleden

    2020 killed my panic monster

  49. barelypiink


    Dag geleden

    anybody have to watch this video for school?

  50. Tony762 nutsack

    Tony762 nutsack

    Dag geleden

    I believe that title belongs to me pal lol, I'm the master procrastinator

  51. KSHITIJ baria

    KSHITIJ baria

    Dag geleden

    Panic Monster has entered the facility!

  52. Daniel Vergara

    Daniel Vergara

    Dag geleden

    Reject humanity, return to monke

  53. Ricky E.

    Ricky E.

    Dag geleden

    You know it's sad when i see the title, realize i probably need this video more than anybody else, and then click add to watch later...

  54. Big Daddy

    Big Daddy

    Dag geleden

    I’d play games for 5 days before an assignment is due then wake up 5 am to do the assignment before class

  55. Macy Field

    Macy Field

    Dag geleden

    don't mind me procrastinating by watching this video

  56. Anon1776


    Dag geleden

    panic monster: _incoherent screaming_

  57. Federico Akerman

    Federico Akerman

    Dag geleden

    I should be working :P

  58. Pug Coco

    Pug Coco

    Dag geleden

    Rn I’m procrastinating as I watch this

  59. jrbd oebd

    jrbd oebd

    Dag geleden

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  60. Tanya Saini

    Tanya Saini

    Dag geleden

    Who come after watching ritu mam lecture

  61. Sara O.

    Sara O.

    Dag geleden

    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!!!

  62. disasterartpiece


    Dag geleden

    I think the monkey killed my panic monster

  63. justmadeit2-my channel

    justmadeit2-my channel

    Dag geleden

    I keep meaning to watch this

  64. Nexoy


    Dag geleden

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

    • Nexoy


      Dag geleden

      @Ammi Dguezi am trying to imagin that relief i am gona have from now to that deadline .. that it wont be just suffering 😄 that is my strategy :)

    • Ammi Dguez

      Ammi Dguez

      Dag geleden

      i was looking 4 this comment. he just said everything i already know, i need the hEeeEeelp

  65. k nandini

    k nandini

    Dag geleden

    Fun fact: I'm not procrastinating right now HONESTLY

  66. Tahiyya Fedora

    Tahiyya Fedora

    Dag geleden

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

  67. Trish Henderson

    Trish Henderson

    Dag geleden

    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!

  68. nyx


    Dag geleden


  69. E B

    E B

    Dag geleden

    i'm watching this instead of doing my homework haha

    • Keira Hammler

      Keira Hammler

      Dag geleden

      same here

  70. Mike Lopez

    Mike Lopez

    Dag geleden

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  71. Bradley Freeman

    Bradley Freeman

    Dag geleden

    Who else is here for the English lesson

  72. Bulbol Yudi

    Bulbol Yudi

    Dag geleden

    Thanks for knowledge

  73. Brendini G

    Brendini G

    Dag geleden

    I got a fucking ad about procrastination are you kidding me

  74. Nguyenphuong Tri

    Nguyenphuong Tri

    Dag geleden

    0:09 so sexy moment

  75. A V

    A V

    2 dagen geleden

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

  76. Megan Chambers

    Megan Chambers

    2 dagen geleden

    wowwww that was explained so well.

  77. Kyera Tipper

    Kyera Tipper

    2 dagen geleden

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

  78. Meg Czaban

    Meg Czaban

    2 dagen geleden

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

    • Appled


      2 dagen geleden

      sent you.....

  79. Katherine Adams

    Katherine Adams

    2 dagen geleden

    watching this video instead of studying for mid terms

  80. K'nK Yarn!

    K'nK Yarn!

    2 dagen geleden

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

  81. anna michnova

    anna michnova

    2 dagen geleden

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

  82. Choyoko Chwan

    Choyoko Chwan

    2 dagen geleden

    Powerful. Thank you😍

  83. Dflaze Gaming

    Dflaze Gaming

    2 dagen geleden

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

  84. Sanjana


    2 dagen geleden

    I stopped watching the video and started work. yay.

  85. k a r i n a

    k a r i n a

    2 dagen geleden

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

  86. Ambrose Moyer

    Ambrose Moyer

    2 dagen geleden


  87. pyro gyro

    pyro gyro

    2 dagen geleden

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

  88. Warren Garabrandt

    Warren Garabrandt

    2 dagen geleden

    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.

  89. ꧁ Le Mysterious Pastel ꧂

    ꧁ Le Mysterious Pastel ꧂

    2 dagen geleden

    Me watching this while procrastinating: 👁👄👁

  90. Roldan Blanes

    Roldan Blanes

    2 dagen geleden

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

  91. stacy miller

    stacy miller

    2 dagen geleden

    Mac McClung

  92. Jakub Hubicka

    Jakub Hubicka

    2 dagen geleden

    I should be doing my literature review instead of this

    • Whiterun Guard

      Whiterun Guard

      2 dagen geleden

      u got this man

  93. Aaron Jafri

    Aaron Jafri

    2 dagen geleden

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

  94. Wheeleekwazee


    2 dagen geleden

    Whos watching cause of school

  95. Aaron Jafri

    Aaron Jafri

    2 dagen geleden

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

  96. Jerome Barrameda

    Jerome Barrameda

    2 dagen geleden

    I laughed

  97. Nash Nuts Squad

    Nash Nuts Squad

    2 dagen geleden

    When you procrastinate by watching why people procrastinate

  98. Alanwatts


    2 dagen geleden

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

  99. Naidelyn Gabriel

    Naidelyn Gabriel

    2 dagen geleden

    anyways the teacher made me watch this video :D

  100. Totally not Prom

    Totally not Prom

    2 dagen geleden

    I did not read that title right-