Urban T.(2016, April 6). Inside the mind of a master procrastinator. [TED talks]. Retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMOHfgKxuYI
Procrastination is a pain for me. I always postpone my work and suffer from such a repeated behavior. Procrastination is an obstacle for me. I hardly achieved the goal as I plan and even I surrender myself for such an insane action. After all, I realized that I am a procrastinator and even a master of it.
Yet, I’m not proud of being a master at procrastinating. A voice inside my body warns me all the time; he tries to persuade me not to run out of time. “Stop procrastination”. To tell the truth, I so much admire non-procrastinators who indeed effectively manage their time. I was inspired to talk about my experience of being a master procrastinator; and I am still, when I watched the video from one of us. Tim Urban, also a master procrastinator, gave a TED talk about the mind of procrastinators publically. It’s conceivable that procrastinators have vast similarities in their experiences. He completed his senior thesis (90 pages) at two nights. And I have done less but 15 pages over 72 hours. Both papers were unqualified. For others, I would suggest that never try this and risk yourself.
As a master procrastinator, I performed excellently in both short-term and long-term procrastination. While short-term procrastination has an obvious deadline, long-term procrastination extends without deadlines (Urban, 2016). My rush paper is one example of short-term procrastination where my panic monster woke up, and naughty monkey escaped. Urban (2016) in his presentation explains the three different roles in our brains of procrastinators, for example, rational decision-maker, instant gratification monkey and panic monster. All the fault of procrastination can be blamed at this monkey who only seeks for ease and fun. Once panic monster appears, the decision-maker gets the chance to control the whole system. It seems that everything goes right.
Long-term procrastination is endless for all of us. We might put off the plan of travelling for some reasons; we might change schedule which we desire and so on. And we are absolutely aware of no stipulated deadline for us. Thus, we are in the process of procrastination within our monkey. For instance, I hatched some good plans for me such as gym exercise, travelling; however, I did nothing. I am not sure when I can get this work done.
Finally, I said something true about me. I am a master procrastinator. Being experienced procrastinators, there is a need to think over why we are procrastinating as well as how to stop procrastinating.