(Note: Other cartoons in the series below.)
Carpe Diem - meaning 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
Past Cartoons . . .
Cognitive Dissonance and procrastination
The myth of arousal procrastination
thinking and Procrastination
isn't enough to explain procrastination
The pain of
procrastination - get that monkey off my back!
those new year's resolutions . . .
Keeping tasks manageable
Mindfulness meditation, attention and self-regulation
Post Reading Week Panic!
The irony of procrastination
Better late than never?
All procrastination is delay, but not all delay is procrastination
The cost of putting it off until tomorrow
The daytimer didn't help
April - Tax time looms!
How a few minutes becomes a few hours
Februrary 2006 - our first cartoon (procrastination is more than a time management problem!)