Akrasia

Akrasia is described as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one's better judgment.

Task was to create a series of illustrations to show how we deal with procrastination and how our „inner couch potato“ looks like. I was inspired by a Ted talk with Tim Urban, called Inside the mind of a master procrastinator.

So this is my inner couch potato. It’s an adventurous little monkey with very high standards. He’s not that kind of monkey who - whenever I want to do something productive - says: Actually, let’s read the whole Wikipedia Article about Jessica Albas’s break up with Michael Weatherly in 2003, because i just remembered that that happened.

If he appears he want’s to be entertained. So let’s write a 900 page novel about a megalomaniac balloonist instead of this boring thesis. Or let’s climb the highest mountain in Austria and reach the peak before 9am so we can go swimming in Italy afterwards. May I introduce:
My procrastination monkey.