I Am Always Exhausted

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    Honestly I'm struggling to speak I'm

    that tired all the time. I dread the future, the tiring, boring things I need to do. Go to school, get home, get a shower, revise, sleep, repeat. My life doesn't go any other direction, I've lost the energy and time to do fun things, I don't feel any excitement towards them...
    BeCautious1 BeCautious1
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Feb 22

    I didn't sleep at all last night,

    and I don't know why. I only have two classes today and I want to crash as soon as I get home, but I can't. I need to study and work on my project and handle some other things, and I know if I try taking a nap (even a short one) I'm going to be out for hours.
    celestialamaryllis celestialamaryllis
    18-21
    4 Responses Feb 29

    I guess high school does

    that to you, waking up at 5:30 every morning and going to be at 11.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2015
    anew1114 anew1114
    36-40, F
    Mar 20

    In 2006, at the age of thirty

    and being at the two-year college forever due to having child, mathematical struggles, and so forth, I transferred to California State University, Dominguez Hills. I learned from my mistakes at the two-year and was determined to not repeat them, so I was on top of everything...
    MBPEACEFUL12 MBPEACEFUL12
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    Or almost always. I have chronic insonmnia

    and I have low energy and nuch of the time am running late. I'm getting used to my sleeping pills in addition to antidepressants/antianxiety . I feel shorts moderate bursts of energy but never hyperactivity. Constantly being tired makes having intense motivation and...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 2

    Everything thing in my life seems to be going

    to well but lately I feel sick when it's night time and find it hard to sleep because I'm over thinking, mainly about the past and about things I can never change
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 28, 2015

    I just now realized why I am always

    so exhausted. I'm ready to make that change. It won't be easy! I don't know where to begin but eveything will be fine. "Faith"
    Smilenowcrylater30 Smilenowcrylater30
    26-30, F
    Mar 12

    Hahahah ya, I could pretty much sleep any time

    any place. I could sleep my life away really. It does get on my nerves a bit, but the fact that I am always exhausted must have something to do with this dang office job. Mundane.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 23

    I sleep an average of 4 to 6 hrs a night.

    Maybe once a month, I get over 6 hrs. Sometimes, I get less than 4.....
    Dramabrie85 Dramabrie85
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    I think my life is quite good.

    .. I mean, it could be worse. It get up every morning and go to university/work depending on my timetable... I have to, I don't like it but that's my life. I don't even know why I try this hard to fit in. Since the end of holidays, I don't want to wake up anymore.
    GirlWithNoFamily GirlWithNoFamily
    22-25, F
    Jan 19

    My wife relies on me quite a bit.

    She's depressed (I think), so after I go to bed at around 2-3 a.m., I get up with the kids, let her sleep, do chores and make her coffee, then go to work on about 3-4 hours' sleep. Not especially good for my lifespan.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    Some days I curse my memories,

    Pages crumpled, torn and creased. I can't let go, for I've been told; What's forgotten can repeat. In anguish, all my tears they fall. From blood they turn to dust. To depths beyond all my control, No hope, no faith, no trust. My mind is dark. the stream of black, The pills...
    Red1983 Red1983
    31-35, F
    Feb 26
    bitchyaf bitchyaf
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 31, 2015

    being around people makes me tired.

    they're all so fake and annoying. they are nice to you now and two seconds later, they're talking **** behind your back. just please.
    secretgirl52 secretgirl52
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    Still exhausted. My fault.

    ... can't wait for my husband to get home so I can sleep, hopefully...
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79
    36-40, F
    Jul 29, 2015

    I feel tired all the time

    and I go to sleep,my grandma thinks I'm lazy
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    I've been trying to avoid taking my 4-6 hour

    naps every day. So far, i've ended up staying up even later. and i still continue having horrible nightmares for no damn reason.
    littlelynne littlelynne
    16-17, F
    Jan 30

    I live in a world where people always pretend

    to be something they're not.
    MindlessInspiration MindlessInspiration
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2015

    have to go to school in abit to write a test

    and then write another one at 4pm fml might not pass first period due to skipping out so much
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 27

    I just want to sleep more

    and not have to worry about work...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jan 26

    To be honest I'm never not tired.

    When I was a baby my mom took me to the doctors because she thought something was wrong with me because I would sleep for hours without food. I still today skip meals and events in favor for sleep. Should I be worried?
    EcoReibun EcoReibun
    70+, F
    Feb 7

    ive been sick for 3 weeks with 3 different

    things and i work a full time job at a day care. im 18 years old and going to bed at 9 and barely seeing my friends. i feel so tired all the time and rarely ever want to do anything besides lay in my bed.
    ledezmel ledezmel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I'm always tired no matter what I do.

    It's been this way for years. I have a severe iron deficiency, and now the neurologist things I have narcolepsy on top of that. The thought of me being like this forever scares me. It's been this way since I was 17, and I'm now 25. :(
    Sooosleeepy Sooosleeepy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Between kids and work

    and everything else I just find myself unbelievably tired all the time now.
    chicamexicana chicamexicana
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    Ready to go to work tomorrow

    and do my thing. People be people and i love those who know me on real life. but hello to all the friends request people. dont have time tonight to do much...goodnight all of you wonderful people :"
    Tobius1 Tobius1
    22-25, F
    Mar 3

    Let me tell you something exhasution: it

    doesn't have to result from physical strain. I have struggled with fatigue my whole life. When I was a kid, it was probably my diet at fault; too much sugar leads to "crashes" where you feel very sleepy. As a teen-going-on-20, I began suffering from fatigue caused by clinical...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jun 11, 2015

    I ******* hate being a doctor.

    Here I am, 2 years out of med school, a "prestigious" surgery resident at a "prestigious" hospital where I get the "privilege" of working 100+ hours a week, every week with no end in site. They made the 80 hour work week limit for residents but nobody cares. Nobody follows it...
    pickmetoo pickmetoo
    26-30, M
    9 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    I need to make a doctors appointment again.

    So tired all the time. I went to bed at 9pm last night and now it's 850pm and I'm in bed again tonight. I typically wake up at 630am! Should be enough sleep! #Hypothyroid... #Under active thyroid... Ugh...... #synthroid 100mg
    Peaches4you Peaches4you
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    LTA gives me crazy irregular shifts

    that my body system has gone bonkers! #lifegoeson
    micaira7 micaira7
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 10

    Me too, I can sleep 16

    or more hours a day, and still can't stop yawning.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 7, 2015

    70hr weeks and 1 day off now

    and again. Where the hell is my cookie?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Too tired to explain

    now - maybe after a nap.
    4lornhope 4lornhope
    51-55, M
    Aug 21, 2015

    Going on 13 hours at work.

    ... This schedule is really jacking up my circadian rhythm. There's a name for it,the fatigue that comes with doing odd hours and it's a real thing. I freaking LIVE it. Shift Work Sleep Disorder. Meh, that name is really I satisfying. An hour & 20 minutes to go.... Then an hour...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 4

    I used to literally just have Friday free.

    Basketball, Flag football and school projects (-_-). It was just too much. (._.)
    Care2Love Care2Love
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    yea, you could say I always am .

    I started working swings in January and I've been tired even since. I love my job, but really would like to sleep. Day # 15 no day off
    Leahfer Leahfer
    26-30, F
    Mar 12

    I remind myself I will be resting soon

    but soon never comes... I keep working harder.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    im tired and mad. its only noon

    and i still have four hours left before i can clock out. i just want to go home and just sleep so i don't have to think about this horrible day...
    angelheart96 angelheart96
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    I could sleep for hours

    and still wake up tired as ****.. .-.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    I have severe hypothyroidism

    and it causes me to be exhausted and find it hard to get out of bed. I struggle with depression and mood swings from it as well as many other side affects. I wonder if anyone else is exhausted from their thyroid.
    JoJo725 JoJo725
    51-55, F
    Feb 3

    ...three kids under four

    and no help besides dad who's the worker bee. First one up and last one to sleep, like the field of battle lol.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 11, 2015

    It's My Theme

    I think the theme of my life lately should be “Tired- A Story of Exhaustion.”  I’m so tired, so tired I can’t think. I can’t think what food to eat or even TO eat most days. I can’t decide what clothes to wear because again that would take too much thought.   Even...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Jan 25, 2012
    Youngandsarcastic Youngandsarcastic
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 4

    Always I tell you. I'm tired.

    Maybe with life even. Well, maybe not. Since I don't have a life.
    OddAntics OddAntics
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 2, 2015

    I have the shittiest diet of anyone I know.

    I live on beer, pizza (junk food in general) and chocolate. I hate anything green. I hate water. Water is basically poison. (any Girls fans? :) ) I sleep either 3 hours a day, or 13 hours a day. There's no in-between. Rest of the day? I'm staring at screens.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 22

    The day started good.

    Well, good isn't really the right word. But it was better than it usually is. But I ended up pushing someone I love away and did something stupid. I'm tried of making these mistakes. I'm tired of pushing people way. It sucks the life out of me. I'm so exhausted. All the time...
    BrokenBabygirlx BrokenBabygirlx
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    another day of feeling exhausted.

    I'm so drained. getting tired of feeling this way all the time.
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 28, 2015

    I don't know if I'm a difficult person to deal

    with. When I'm around strangers, I'm awkward and quiet, minding my own business. People see that as being snobbish. I just like to be quiet 'cause I'm really bad at socializing (no matter how hard I try). I just want someone to just know me and maybe accept the REAL me...
    po90p po90p
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    Finding and Maintaining Balance

    in february of 2004 i was injured.  to make a long story short i ended up with a neurological disorder due to joint trauma called RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy aka chronic regional pain syndrome.) prior to the accident i was extremely active.  i exercised at the...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 1, 2007

    I just have no reason to continue I'm always

    tired because there's nothing for me to do. I sleep so much because I literally have no reason to be awake. And when I am awake I just feel like a pile of sh*t.
    Ichki Ichki
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 28

    I'm 26 and am in bed by 10

    or 11 the latest every night because I can't seem to stay awake. Then wake up at 7 and still feel like i haven't slept at all.
    simplyflawed simplyflawed
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I've been walking around all day mad

    that no one has wished me a happy Father's Day. The problem is, Father's Day is next week.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jun 14, 2015

    Would be nice to be able to get a good night's

    sleep for once. Between my anxiety, worries on my mind, and people always fighting, I doubt that will ever happen.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    Isn't it weird how the longest rests leave you

    feeling even more exhausted?
    dlowsirg dlowsirg
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Apr 17, 2015
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