Carpe Diem Cartoons

Image of Carpe Diem Comic Habits & Goals

Habits & Goals

Carpe Diemmeaning literally “seize the day.” The full text from Horace’s Odes is carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero or “enjoy today, trusting little in tomorrow.”

This expression has been used for centuries with contrasting meanings. For example, it has been used to celebrate and defend procrastination with a focus on enjoying the moment – “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow you may die.” Yet, it has also been used as an admonition; scolding ourselves to focus on the pressing task at hand with expressions such as “make hay while the sun shines.”

What better title for our comic?! Carpe Diem allows us to laugh at our propensity to put it off, while lamenting the tragedy of our inability to seize the day and accomplish our goals! Laugh or cry, we hope you’ll enjoy the situations we portray.

About the creators . . . A psychologist and an artist, Tim and Paul have combined talents to produce this new series of cartoons that capture the best and the worst about procrastination.

You can learn more about Paul’s cartoons at Bubblestreet.

image of Carpe Diem comic - The Wheedler

The Wheedler works hard to convince us that we can put it off

image of Carpe Diem comic - Cognitive Dissonance and procrastination

Cognitive Dissonance and procrastination

 

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Avoidance goals

Avoidance goals

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Procras-twitation

Procras-twitation

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Emotional intelligence

Emotional intelligence

Carpe Diem Cartoon - The myth of arousal procrastination

The myth of arousal procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Counterfactual thinking and Procrastination

Counterfactual thinking and Procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Utility isn't enough to explain procrastination

Utility isn’t enough to explain procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Self-forgiveness and procrastination

Self-forgiveness and procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - The pain of procrastination - get that monkey off my back!

The pain of procrastination – get that monkey off my back!

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Oh, those new year's resolutions . . .

Oh, those new year’s resolutions . . .

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Keeping tasks manageable

Keeping tasks manageable

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Mindfulness meditation, attention and self-regulation

Mindfulness meditation, attention and self-regulation

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Task Uncertainty

Task Uncertainty

Carpe Diem Cartoon - End-of-term Self-Doubt?

End-of-term Self-Doubt?

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Post Reading Week Panic!

Post Reading Week Panic!

Carpe Diem Cartoon - The irony of procrastination

The irony of procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Better late than never?

Better late than never?

Carpe Diem Cartoon - All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination

All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination

Carpe Diem Cartoon - The cost of putting it off until tomorrow

The cost of putting it off until tomorrow

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Self-handicapping?

Self-handicapping?

Carpe Diem Cartoon - The daytimer didn't help

The daytimer didn’t help

Carpe Diem Cartoon - April - Tax time looms!

April – Tax time looms!

Carpe Diem Cartoon - How a few minutes becomes a few hours

How a few minutes becomes a few hours

Carpe Diem Cartoon - Procrastination is more than a time management problem!

Februrary 2006 – our first cartoon (procrastination is more than a time management problem!)