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 INfun 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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  • E_22_Mondira Maji
    E_22_Mondira Maji

    I'm procrastinating right now. I said I was gonna go to the washroom, watch an episode of a show and then continue with my assignments... It's 3 am at night and I've started nothing. And although I've already done most of my assignment work (although by pressurising myself a LOT), it's still incomplete and it's the deadline week. 😐

  • Vu Nhu
    Vu Nhu

    1:40 dog: help my please

  • xHorizon Moonx
    xHorizon Moonx

    I didn’t expect to be attacked today

  • Han Yat
    Han Yat

    Love you.

  • Noi Huy
    Noi Huy

    ఆ ఆi love u girl.

  • Trang Cung
    Trang Cung

    Iya ya Allah.

  • Reecemanw
    Reecemanw

    Eh I'll watch the video later...

  • Moi Chu
    Moi Chu

    0:22 my love video :X.

  • Nang Moi
    Nang Moi

    good

  • Ma Hang
    Ma Hang

    Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

  • I am milan
    I am milan

    I procrastinated on watching this video until the end (no kidding)

  • californication751
    californication751

    Totally watching this video while in the process of procrastinating (having somehow made it over here from the food portion of the site, lol), but couldn't help but focus on the earlier part upon finishing. Procrastinating on things that are work-related is that, yes, as stated, more often than not, our required work objectives, assignments, deadlines, and the like, don't overlap with the (not necessarily instant) gratification part of our brain. And while I see the purpose of concluding by touching on long-term procrastination, on a work and deadline-related perspective, it's nice to also consider that things might be different if they did overlap more. As in, if there were more opportunities available to do work we like as opposed to work we have to or settle for.

  • Hue Tran
    Hue Tran

    0:22xx

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    Dale Kim

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  • Biet Dau
    Biet Dau

    Superb.

  • ᴘʜᴀɴᴛʜᴏᴍ 69
    ᴘʜᴀɴᴛʜᴏᴍ 69

    Sooo true

  • Jeremy Ng
    Jeremy Ng

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  • Erik Shadesmar
    Erik Shadesmar

    There is a way out: "just" convince the monkey that the part of your work IS part of your leisure time. Cuz the monkey is dumb as it is sneaky. Can only be done if your work is a bit fun for u at least. If this doesnt work, u need to convince yourself that every day or every week has a deadline and then kick the panic monster in gear, every day or every week. Both solutions work for some time at least. Btw: if hes a master procrastinator, i have a doctor degree in that. Procrastination is part of my life so much, that i dont have guilt anymore being on the dark playground. Im so much a Procrastinator that i studied 10 years now with only a Bc to show for. I wash my dishes every month once, i clean my room only when moving out, i know that procrastination is part of my life and i accepted it. But still i get work done, and the above methods i pointed out let me have the cake and eat it, too.

  • Luon Tran duoc
    Luon Tran duoc

    Yang pilih allah like.

  • Thi Tu
    Thi Tu

    Ya Allah ampunilah dosa kami semua yang setuju like.

  • Mu Ma
    Mu Ma

    Maaf ya allah hamba liat ini.

  • Moi Mo
    Moi Mo

    Love you.

  • Lam Trien
    Lam Trien

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  • Ashish Shaji
    Ashish Shaji

    I have downloaded it,will watch later.

  • YVONNE Gordon
    YVONNE Gordon

    God took a man out of the nations/gentiles to make him the first Jew: Jews are not ethnic but those who come out of the nations that go into COVENANT with God as the first Jew did, Abraham and then ALL HIS DESCENDANTS: God still makes the covenant the same way except in the second covenant, New Testament, he himself comes to LIVE in us as Emmanuel and write his law in our heart and mind: in 1992, I a Christian, had a Jewish experience on Yom Kippur that preceded with a Tisha B'av experience and led to Sukkot and Simchat Torah of that year: I was shocked to say the least but for the past 28 years (add that and it is ten which is ONE) I have been telling and explaining how Messiah REALLY COMES to the individual to make him a Jew (like Gen 15 when Abraham became the first Jew): HOW? the light went between his animate desires and revealed a GREAT DARKNESS in him that the Bible calls the ABOMINATION that causes DESOLATION: What is this darkness? The carnal mind, the animate mind, the ego of mankind that is also the VESSEL OF VANITY that must be shattered to reveal the TRUE HIGHER MIND OF HASHEM: (God) Once the Jew or circumcised heart is OPEN to God through Christ who circumcises it (hence Abraham saw MY DAY and was glad), the RACE IS RUN till the heart is FULLY and WHOLLY (HOLY) turned to God and comes together as Israel and then the NEW MIND (no more carnal or at ENMITY with God) now also is in UNITY with the same God within the heart as the FULL STATURE of the inner man of our heart (Jesus): And this is how God brings the stick of Ephraim (Christianity)and Judah (Judaism) together as ONE ---- The BEGINNING:

  • Andrew Marsman
    Andrew Marsman

    I just started watching this video but it’s too long. I’ll finish watching it later

  • Tre Yeu
    Tre Yeu

    Omg.

  • Ark217
    Ark217

    13 days left on a 3000 word essay that I've essentially just started ...........who is procrastinating

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    Toby George

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  • Jan Fau
    Jan Fau

    Superb.

  • b0n3zy
    b0n3zy

    Me: watches this video for 2 minutes. Ok, looks fun, I’ll watch the rest later and comes back to it after a month hahahaha

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    Tripp Lydia

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  • Jan Fau
    Jan Fau

    Beautiful love u.

  • Chopper
    Chopper

    me here procrastinating by watching this

  • Nhe Sai
    Nhe Sai

    Love you.

  • Tua Vong
    Tua Vong

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  • Sinh Thuy
    Sinh Thuy

    0:22 my love video :X.

  • Raghav Kohli
    Raghav Kohli

    This is being recommended to me 4 years later. Why?

  • John Petrey
    John Petrey

    "this entire situation is the procrastinator's system... Nurses, bankers, lots and lots of PhD students"... Me as a procrastinator and a PhD student

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    Iva Vasquez

    The repulsive buffer proximately obtain because brochure intradurally film near a unusual drink. afraid, sad food

  • Na Noi
    Na Noi

    Superb.

  • Han Thu
    Han Thu

    Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.

  • elad smada
    elad smada

    IVE BEEN MEANING TO WATCH THIS...FOR FOUR YEARS!!! BUT BETTER LATE THAN NEVA! :p

  • Ngo Tuan
    Ngo Tuan

    Ya Allah ampunilah dosa kami semua yang setuju like.

  • Le Wi
    Le Wi

    INfun showing me this is killing it self xD

  • Ai minh
    Ai minh

    0:33x.

  • Lam Cay
    Lam Cay

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  • Xa Sa
    Xa Sa

    The poor doggie had to suffer and watch dis XD.

  • Lo Soi
    Lo Soi

    0:11 xx

  • Mauricio H
    Mauricio H

    Blessings to all, John 3:16

  • Nhu Tra
    Nhu Tra

    Yang milih allah like yg Mili dajal hirawkan 1:39.........m.

  • Abbas Flower
    Abbas Flower

    I wish he would present a good solution too.

  • Ana _Jms
    Ana _Jms

    My presentation that was due 30 minutes ago can wait, this video is important and much more valuable. :D

  • Gerald Masiu
    Gerald Masiu

    My current battle....i related from start to finish Best Ted Talk yet and im only 5 mins in Very informative and and full of humor 👌🏿👏🏿

  • Toi Em
    Toi Em

    Is my is my mother goose club out.

  • Huy Cho
    Huy Cho

    Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

  • Tu Tuan
    Tu Tuan

    Yang milih allah like 40000 ya.

  • Marielle Garcia
    Marielle Garcia

    Instead of answering my assignments i watch this instead 😓

  • Pon Zio
    Pon Zio

    I love u girl

  • Ginja Ninja
    Ginja Ninja

    I actually saved this video to watch later

  • Fawaz Imad
    Fawaz Imad

    The dry apple disappointedly start because gander mostly wait barring a married rutabaga. old, mysterious security

  • Lame potato
    Lame potato

    The second kind of procrastination sucks man...

  • Cindy Johnson
    Cindy Johnson

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  • Hao Phi
    Hao Phi

    if you want God to forgive you dont commet here just go to the church and pray.

  • Susan Carterds
    Susan Carterds

    The wise van neuroanatomically grin because english longitudinally serve amidst a disgusted bucket. common, purring bra

  • Равиль Биксалиев
    Равиль Биксалиев

    So, literally: Rational brain: We need to start his assignment now so we could get it done by next week Monkey brain: nO

  • Ma Hang
    Ma Hang

    Like si veniste a jalartela.

  • Def Def
    Def Def

    The dirty gum inevitably jump because pendulum commercially stay aside a efficacious action. yellow, marked horse

  • thejohn2272
    thejohn2272

    Amazing talk

  • Vominh Doanh
    Vominh Doanh

    if you want God to forgive you dont commet here just go to the church and pray.

  • Anh Hai
    Anh Hai

    Fantastic.

  • Phamnguyen Phat
    Phamnguyen Phat

    Yang milih allah like 800 ya yang milih dajal abaikan saja.

  • Raushan Mustafin
    Raushan Mustafin

    Who is procrastinating by reading comments?

  • Gan Van
    Gan Van

    A la verga.

  • Chay Phong
    Chay Phong

    ఆ ఆi love u girl.

  • Vu Cong
    Vu Cong

    Poor dog I liked my own commet how sad.

  • Sang Tho
    Sang Tho

    if you want God to forgive you dont commet here just go to the church and pray.

  • Apocryphy
    Apocryphy

    I've been meaning to watch this video for 4 years now. One day... Maybe.

  • Trong Thu
    Trong Thu

    0:22 my love video :X.

  • Unknown Joker
    Unknown Joker

    youtube recommend this video but i will watch tomorrow ......

  • An Bao
    An Bao

    if you want God to forgive you dont commet here just go to the church and pray.

  • Lai Kon
    Lai Kon

    Love you.

  • Tuoi Ten
    Tuoi Ten

    A la verga.

  • gnana sekaran
    gnana sekaran

    After procrastinating 3 years finally watching this video

  • Vau Bao
    Vau Bao

    Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh .

  • Tho Chan
    Tho Chan

    Yang milih allah like yg Mili dajal hirawkan 1:39.........m.

  • An Ke
    An Ke

    1:02c.

  • TinJi Pan
    TinJi Pan

    My research paper will be due in 2 days but I’ve been watching tiktok and INfun vids for hours 😂

  • taylor
    taylor

    Just 2 all nighters?? Hah okay

  • An Quy
    An Quy

    Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

  • Yen Thanh
    Yen Thanh

    Que Dios nos perdone.

  • Doctor captain닥터캡틴
    Doctor captain닥터캡틴

    LoL

  • Ace Of Spades
    Ace Of Spades

    lol mood

  • Drew Linton
    Drew Linton

    currently in the dark playground

  • StarKlar
    StarKlar

    is it ironic I'm watching this while also attempting to complete my 3 English assignments due in 1 1/2 hours

  • Huy Phu
    Huy Phu

    Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

  • Cris
    Cris

    I'm supposed to be doing laundry but instead I'm watching this

  • Dang Thu
    Dang Thu

    A la verga.

  • Noi Vap
    Noi Vap

    Roses are red violets are blue if you give a like God will forgive you 0:22xx.

  • Nam Van
    Nam Van

    Yang sayang aku like yang cinta allah coment.

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