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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The worst thing is when you procrastinate and you don't even think about it as "procrastination", just "5 minutes on Twitter because I have finished the chapter", and then it turns into 2 or so hours. It happened to me so much times.
It is human nature to procrastinate but you have to admit that we are also being brainwashed by the media to do as little as possible and indulge in pleasures of all forms. So, it's a problem by design as well.
This reminds me of a time when I was in college. I was taking an English Literature class and the professor had assigned a thesis paper at the end of the semester. I procrastinated the paper up until the night before the paper was due. I pulled an all-nighter and was able to finish the 10 pages that were assigned. The following week when he returned the graded papers I was scared because I thought I had gotten a poor grade. To my surprise I received an A+ on the paper and not only that, but the professor actually made me stand in front of the entire class and congratulated me. He told the class, "You see, this is what happens when you do not procrastinate on a paper. He had one of the better essays I've seen." He then looked at me and asked me in front of the entire class. "How long did you work on this paper for?". I didn't want to embarrass him in front of the class, so I shyly said, "About 3 weeks." Procrastination got me through college and honestly, I still procrastinate in my career until this day. Any time my boss assigns me a project I wait until the last minute because I honestly feel I present a better product when I work under pressure. So if it works for you continue procrastinating I guess. If it's not broke, don't fix it!
It is quite shocking today i wrote my assignment in last 30 min before its submission. And when i open YouTube this is first video which appear on it. Procrastination is just like suspense thriller movie.
hELP. Is there a cure for procrastination? :[
My panic monster doesn't exist. Just the guilt monster. The insta-gratification monkey is running rampant now because of the guilt monster... I want to procrastinate more because te guilt :[[
Zen calls mental hyperactivity aka always thinking there is something else to do or to think of : The monkey jumping from branch to branch. Meditation - or doing nothing just sitting - is one way to focus, see and try to slow down the monkey.
They gave me 3 months to do 3 deep learning projects and one month extra just in case I didn’t finished it within the 3 month period, well you guessed it the panic monster showed up a few weeks ago, I have 28 days left, working on project 2 now, I can do it!!!
Okay but if the thing gets done in time, does it really matter if it's "procrastinated?" :P
If the result is the same if I were finish that thing long before due, or somewhere in between that time, or last minute, and would anyway fill the time I'm not working on he thing with sh!t? :D
Woah, like 6 months ago, I was in a bad place. Feeling overly stressed about college. And this was because of my procrastination. I have AD(H)D and the feeling of not getting anything done manifested itself in an unhealthy way.
My mechanism to cope with procrastination I learned myself was to wake up the panic monster way before the deadlines were there. This resulted in a constant present amount of stress. Which eventually became too much for me.
I went to a psychologist and I was in a near-burn out phase. Then I just layed down all my work and quit for 2 months straight. With the help of the psychologist and meditation I managed to plan my days and gradually stick with them. This did not came easily, in the past I just gave up after a few weeks of trying. But now if I failed, I just tried it again and again. Planning fun things really helped too. It made me wanna get up in the morning.
Now I am in such a better place! I keep myself to my schedule, I finish before my deadlines are due and I overall feel a lot better. I have made a few videos (and now have a few clients for whom I produce :) ) on the side and I built my own website! I get a lot more things done and I am proud of myself. If you have some questions for me I would gladly help you! You can send me a direct message via my website (maxvanlaarhoven.nl). I know how hard it is but many people are probably in a far worse place than me so maybe I don't know. But maybe I can be of help! Thank you.
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As a child, there was a portrait in our family home in Paris that I always loved. Today, it’s known as Maya with Doll – but to me it was just a portrait of my mother, albeit a remarkable one. “Your grandfather was a painter,” she would say, whenever the subject of the canvas, one of many that hung around the house, came up in discussion. It was only when I began school, and whispers about my heritage started to follow me, that I realised what an understatement that was. My grandfather was far more than a painter. He was the defining figure of 20th-century art – and, as I would learn later from years of academic study, a true genius. It was a revelation that would shape the course of my life in many ways. When Picasso died – in 1973, the year before I was born – he left behind 45,000 works, not to mention personal objects and correspondence.