Inside The Mind Of A Major Procrastinator

How often do you intend to get on with a task but suddenly realised you didn’t quite get done what you’d wanted to?

I recognise myself as a procrastinator. I work really well to deadlines. If I’m given an unlimited period of time to do a piece of work in, I do lots of other things other than the job I’m supposed to be doing – until of course, the deadline looms like a dark monstrous shadow blocking all light out of the day.

Do you recognise this phenomenon in yourself? If so, then this TED video will make you smile.

Enjoy!

https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/tim_urban_inside_the_mind_of_a_master_procrastinator.html

Did you recognise anything in the video?

13 thoughts on “Inside The Mind Of A Major Procrastinator

  1. You’re not alone, Rebecca. I teach so many students who are the same exact way. Give them a deadline and they respond well to it. But without that ‘push,’ well….it doesn’t quite work out the same way…

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  2. I haven’t watched the video, because I’m listening to some really cool music, but I know I’m a procrastinator. But give me a deadline, and I’m always ahead of it – which I think is the best way to be. Now if only I could take my own self-imposed deadlines as seriously!

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    1. That’s my problem Cleo, I figure out that they’re pretend then I end up working right up to the real deadline just as this guy does. I’m this guy all over. Though I am trying not to be. As a writer I am now trying to make myself sit down and write every day so I can produce the work. It’s been a difficult one to master!

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    1. It does tend to make you actually laugh out loud doesn’t it? I did, which is why I thought I’d share it, plus it resonated so much so I imagined it might with at least a few of the blogs readers πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed it.

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