Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

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
follow now.


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.
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Re: Higher Power quote


Thank you movingalong for the wonderful quote - it was really helpful to me. 

(MovA) Thank you

we could benefit from stopping the self-criticism and asking ourselves for the spiritual message in our actions. Perhaps we need some quiet time to do absolutely nothing.

 Boy did that help. What I needed was to journal- getsome feelings out-write to my sponsor- the self-criticism is, yu don;t deserve to do that,you must get the work done first. I still do not feel I deserve the time, but I can "act as if" I always found if I put program 1st , every thing else falls into place.