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.
OLD online meeting format. Click for link below for new format.
Link to the New online meeting format :
- New format at: http://procrastinators-anonymous.org/node/3858
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Online meeting format MOVED to NEW URL
The format for the PA chatbox 12step meeting has moved to a new URL.
Please go to this link to find the CORRECT format:
[Please IGNORE the format below, it is out-of-date]
OLD format is below. Please disregard.
OLD format is below,
this reply attempts to provide a one-stop shopping place to cut-n-paste from.
Hint: triple-click selects the whole line (on most computer systems).
Welcome to the online meeting of Procrastinators Anonymous.
This is a closed meeting, which means that it's open only to those who acknowledge that they are compulsive procrastinators or suspect they might be.
My name is ______________________ and I'm a procrastinator.
I'll be chairing the meeting today.
Would someone please paste the Preamble?
Would someone please paste the Steps?
Would someone please paste the Tradition corresponding to this month?
(we skip the Signs to save time)
Would someone please paste the names of the Tools?
Would someone like to suggest a tool to explore today?
(paste that tool fully)
If you are a newcomer or a visitor from another meeting, please let us know so we can welcome you.
Our 7th tradition reminds us that we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
Online meetings: If you haven't yet made a contribution to the PA Web this year, please click the "Contribute" button on the home page.
If you contributed more than a year ago, please remember that the Web site expenses are on-going.
You can also contribute by sharing your recovery story with us, welcoming newcomers and helping them find their way around, reading books and articles about procrastination, or time / task management systems and posting reviews.
Does anyone have any PA announcements?
Business meetings are held on the last week of each month, following the recovery meeting.
You must be present at the business meeting to propose an issue for discussion.
This is a one hour discussion meeting.
We'll choose a topic related to procrastination, or just discuss procrastination in general, and then share on that topic until 5 minutes before the end of the meeting.
Before we open the meeting for sharing, a word about crosstalk guidelines, which help keep our meeting safe.
Crosstalk means giving unsolicited feedback or advice, answering, making "you" and "we" statements, interrogating, debating, criticizing, controlling, or dominating.
In our meetings we speak about our own experience, and we listen without comment to what others share.
We work toward taking responsibility in our own lives, rather than giving advice to others.
Please limit your sharing to that everyone has a chance to share.
To request to share, type *
The moderator will recognize you with "go ahead" or "ga" or something similar.
When finished sharing, type "done" so we know.
Would anyone like to suggest a topic for discussion?
In closing, we would like to remind you that the opinions expressed here were strictly those of the individual who gave them.
Take what you like and leave the rest.
If we are to recover, we must feel free to say what is in our minds and hearts, so please remember to respect anonymity.
Let whom you see here and what was said here stay here when you leave here. (Herestay!)
Let's close with a moment of silence, followed by the Serenity Prayer.
God, grant me
the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
if you would like to chat after the meeting, type: /join post-meeting
Will someone volunteer to stay behind and type lines into the chat to clear the scroll history, to protect all our anonymity.
The phone call sounds very helpful where can I find details about that?
hi peaceit, welcome here!
you can find more info about the phone mtg here:
Phone meeting is Mon-Fri at 8:30 EST--it's a 15 min checkin.
I am new to these meetings.
I am new to these meetings. I had been hoping for this approach to procrastination, and am glad to be here.