A positive view (instead of self-criticism)
A positive view to take when we observe our own procrastination behavior. (We can do this instead of beating ourselves up):
Note, in the above link, you can substitute whatever you wish for the term "higher power".
You could use:
"collective wisdom of those in recovery".
or "the rhythm of the Universe"
or the initals "G.O.D." to represent "Good Orderly Direction".
or "the better way of life".
or "the Big Picture".
or God/Goddess, whatever you believe in, from your traditional religion or whatever you
Any of these terms will convey the essence of "Higher Power" ... as long as you visualize something positive, loving, benevolent, and non-judgemental -- that can see a broader perspective than our own tiny box.
Whenever we find ourselves doing things that seem irrational we can ask, "What is the message from my Higher Power in this behavior?" This question will carry us much further toward spiritual growth than the mental criticism we tend to fall into.
Read the whole quote here: