I Am My Own Worst Enemy

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    I would love to stop getting in my own way

    every time something positive happens in my life. To stop saying why and start saying why not! Stop over thinking situations. I mentally complicate everything. I am way too hyper sensitive. I can get way to high when things are good and just totally hit bottom if something...
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73
    41-45, M
    5 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    I like having weird spur of the moment fun

    or adventures. Sober we're always in our right mind, drunk or stoned I easily get bored and make my own fun. That's the problem tho, with my luck it's always a bad ending. I know what's right but sometimes it's so much more fun to be bad. I can't help myself, im just trying to...
    whoshookya whoshookya
    31-35, F
    Mar 31
    Baer2113 Baer2113
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 21

    I'm always hating on myself.

    I over think things and act like they are so much worse then they are. I don't know why I do this. It makes me feel annoying.
    katelynn210 katelynn210
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2015

    How am I this bored with life?

    I'm 28 I have a GF A decent job I'm pulling the hair out of my head watching the time drag. And it's not cause I'm at work. I'm bored with life in general. I don't find enjoyment in anything I do. Is there anyone out there like me
    fabo312 fabo312
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 9

    I am the most sorriest person right now

    for getting the IPhone 6s. It's worthless piece of junk you could ever buy. It's now lost all my contacts. Makes me mad. However I have to stay calm.
    tonymck101 tonymck101
    66-70, M
    4 Responses Mar 8

    Yes.. I'm my own worst enemy.

    Because the greatest & the hardest battle is to fight with our own soul i.e. To fight with the evil inside within ourselves.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 21, 2015
    RainSword RainSword
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    I tend to be kinda rough on myself

    and brutal and critical on my performance and appearance
    CallMePonyTail CallMePonyTail
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Feb 3

    The only person I've ever fought in my whole

    life was myself. It will drive you mad!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Nov 8, 2014

    I spend more time worrying about my life

    than doing anything to fix it.
    oceanwalker oceanwalker
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

    Absolutely yes... I just hate

    who i am right now and i want to beat hil so bad... But i can't win the fight. This is so frustrating!
    Potchii Potchii
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 7

    One of my experiences are fighting

    and I couldn't find anything that put that on my experiences, anyways I got in a fight with my cousin cause he got mad over a game and promised to knock me out, well he ended up in the hospital, this made me think why I had to go to therapy be aid my therapist said I'm my own...
    ShiFtHollow ShiFtHollow
    18-21, M
    Mar 24
    Maihowl Maihowl
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 9, 2015
    Ttlicious1 Ttlicious1
    46-50, F
    Apr 12

    Don't you hate when you try to have a

    conversation with yourself and you are told to shut up. :/
    NoOneImportantNow NoOneImportantNow
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2014
    casey2715 casey2715
    31-35, F
    Mar 15

    I don't consider myself a strong person

    because I don't have the strength to give up and tell myself that I cannot do something or change someone
    mikhan1337 mikhan1337
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 6

    Today I suffered from a migraine

    which I haven't had in ages
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    Jan 21

    I am scared to write this

    for fear of being judged by others on here, but I need to get it out, so here goes. I am definitely my own worst enemy. You see, I have a problem with alcohol. I don't need to drink alcohol EVER because when I do I turn into a different person and believe me it isn't pretty! I...
    Coolbeanz7 Coolbeanz7
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    I don't want my happiness to depend on someone,

    which was the case with my ex and probably why I'm so broken now. My best friend said she is worried about me. That since my ex I have been constantly down, I've shut myself off and she thinks I'm going to do something stupid. Her words hit me hard because she is 100% right...
    EverlyLeex EverlyLeex
    18-21, F
    Jan 23

    It's one of those day

    that I wouldn't be able to resist. The thought she might call is really a myth. But if she does I'll play a good game and try my damnedest to reframe . Ultimately though I am on a crave one thing she know is to make me cave . But yet I know I don't want her to stay...
    MrFantasy44 MrFantasy44
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 17

    What doesn't kill you,

    makes you stronger... (Or, it makes you wanna kill someone else)
    Baer2113 Baer2113
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 6, 2015

    I'm an extreme over thinker.

    (Call me pretty? I spend legit 2 hours over thinking if u just said that or u meant it) I have a low self confidence. (I really have no reason for it I just do dill with it) I tend to care for other more then myself leaving me at the point where I know nothing about myself (I...
    sixpackbookworm sixpackbookworm
    16-17, F
    8 Responses Nov 13, 2014

    I have recently decided to stop being my own

    worst enemy. I have recently decided to try to change things for the better and care more about myself.
    saddeena saddeena
    41-45, F
    9 Responses May 3, 2014

    Been speaking to this lad

    for about 2 months, finally met him today we went on a drive, went to Starbucks etc. It was nice I enjoyed it. He's told me he likes me and I suppose I like him too but he's 19, 20 in September I'm 17, 18 in January. Should I let this effect us?
    StoriedLiving StoriedLiving
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 25

    I need to start thinking about the consequences

    of my actions, because i've hurt too many people. And i've been careless. At the same time, I would appreciate if you could refrain from being passive aggressive, it is not something I tolerate. I didn't ask for you to love me. It's not my fault that I don't love you. Just...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    Without a doubt, I am.

    I know exactly how to stop letting myself get used, it's easy, just don't go out alone to parties where I don't know anyone. If i'm at a party with friends, nothing happens. It's not even that they have to stop anything from happening, I'm simply a different person, I'm always...
    hayliepartychick hayliepartychick
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2014
    User1039 User1039
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 20

    I've lost the old me

    and I miss her dearly... So hyper, so happy and had no care in the world...
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I hate going to bed at night I mean I love my

    dreams but it's the silence before I go to bed the time when my mind decides to take dark turns and go down ways I don't want it to
    silentpoet23 silentpoet23
    16-17, M
    1 Response Feb 3

    I do wrong when I want to do right.

    I hate when I want to love. I alienate when I want to draw nearer. I think it might be impossible to change when deep down I think I can't. Battling that doubt and fear is my constant struggle right now. Could love give me the security I need to change today?
    JoeMarvel JoeMarvel
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2015

    I just feel so broken inside

    and Im dying and no one can see it. And at the same time I don't want them to see it. I got used to hiding my pain so much and I knew it caused more pain inside than asking for help. I used to cry a lot as a child. I made a lot of problems and I caused chaos and stress to my...
    58maria85 58maria85
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 7

    I keep thinking about him

    and I'm slipping back into that bad place u was in in my life I can't seem to allow myself to move on and be loved by someone else
    Louise951 Louise951
    16-17, F
    Mar 3

    Arn't we all... We are the first to put

    ourselves down, and criticize our thoughts, words, and actions. Why are we the last to believe we are better, kinder, or it's ok to be different?
    amisfitlady amisfitlady
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 18
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 21
    dirtymind29 dirtymind29
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    I can't sleep! Why is it my mind starts going

    crazy the second I try going to bed?
    lylely81 lylely81
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I absolutely hate how crazy I become in a

    relationship. I have this constant fear of him being around any other females so i try and cancel out any oppurtunities for him to meet them. My bf wants to go live with his friend & his friend has a gf, who lives there, but i wont allow it bc theres a female there.
    anonymisssss anonymisssss
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 12
    SolGryn SolGryn
    22-25, M
    Mar 24

    Sadly this is true ,I'm

    so hard on myself ,I do things and then beat myself up over it ,sometimes I wish I just didn't care but that's just me and my big heart
    Thebakers Thebakers
    36-40, M
    1 Response Feb 21

    I really don't know who I am anymore.

    I know changes in my life need to be made and so desperately want them but always end up finding an excuse or reason not to make them. I convince myself that things are ok for so long and then end up having a really bad night like tonight. I hate me for pitying myself and end up...
    lu3elle79 lu3elle79
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Aug 2, 2014

    10th grade: As I sat there in English class,

    I stared at a girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed...
    Andreyus Andreyus
    16-17, M
    9 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    I critique myself so badly.

    There is nothing that anyone can say to me that I haven't already said or thought about myself. I demand some level of perfection of myself that is unrealistic, and I know that but I can't stop. I am constantly disappointed in myself. I can't find a way out of it and it bothers...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Feb 7

    Yesterday again I chose to feel rejection

    and self-pity instead of just telling my partner '"I would like to talk to you" when she was doing something else. My indulgence for victimism, a tendency I have fought a lot lately against, is stronger than I believed. So I closed in my shell and made her feel worried and sad...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 30, 2015
    User1039 User1039
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jan 19

    I have everything I need to do anything I want.

    I am physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually strong. I am very witty and quick witted. I can learn any subject I take an interest in. If I succeed it will be through hard work and effort. The difference in being bad at something and being good at something is the time...
    Arorin Arorin
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

    I have never like myself

    because all I see is a vague reflection barely visable in a cracked mirror as blood drips from my knuckles....
    samsthemann samsthemann
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    " You are your own worst enemy.

    If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you" - Lisa Kleypas , Love in the Afternoon I have to learn to remove all these negative thoughts in my head... And apply this quote more to my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    Nothing scares me more

    than being alone with my own thoughts..
    OneMoreBrokenSoul OneMoreBrokenSoul
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    Perhaps I'm too open in my writing on

    experience project. So many are unappreciative of a young woman expressing herself.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    13 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I love being alone, but I get

    so lonely, does anyone else feel this?
    melodyfey melodyfey
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Dec 9, 2014

    After being in therapy

    for quite some time now, I see that other people think highly of me and I get told that I am cute and adorable. I spend so much time getting ready everyday to make myself look as good as possible and I spend so much time looking in the mirror (not in a conceited way) trying to...
    Missprincessgabby Missprincessgabby
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Aug 14, 2014

    Sometimes I wonder why I was born

    if all I'm going to do is make myself feel like ****.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Mar 20

    I hate my overactive imagination.

    . . I am also jealous, worrisome, insecure, and I have self-esteem problems. . . this mixture is a bad. . . combo in new relationships. I can easily picture the guy I like with some other girl, even if I am the only one he sees. I am trying my best to trust people. . . to stop...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 1

    Motivation is very low at the moment

    and just dragging myself out of bed is becoming a chore...
    UnusualFrosch UnusualFrosch
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 15

    Just gave my 20 month old yogurt in her high

    chair. The mess that's about to be made... Why do I do this to myself.
    thisisnotanexit thisisnotanexit
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 18
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 5

    I'll never let myself hear the end of it.

    I'm always putting myself down and discouraging myself from doing certain things. Reminding myself that I can't do it because I'm nothing; worthless; I shouldn't have been born.
    CarverReturns CarverReturns
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 17

    I am slowly trying to change that.

    I am liking myself more each day.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 19, 2015
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