Inside the mind of a master procrastinator

You have an important task to do, sit down to start it, are about to start... and suddenly become inspired to do anything else but the task you actually were planning to do. Two hours later, all you have completed is 10 YouTube videos (typically ranging anywhere from 'who invented sticky notes' to cat fail videos) but the progress on the task you were actually planning to do is less than satisfactory. Sound familiar? If so, you're not alone! Procrastination is a trap that many of us fall into.

That's why today's Q Recommends post is about Tim Urban's TED talk called 'Inside the mind of a master procrastinator'. 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. 

It's a perfect 14 minute talk to watch while you're having your morning coffee to get you motivated for the week ahead and gently nudge you to stop delaying things until 'tomorrow' , 'next Monday' or 'a better time' because there's no time like the present!