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I Am Overwhelmed

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    Too Much To Deal With

    So I'm starting off the school year with mono. Joy...not only that I'm overloading this semester and starting a new job. My doctor said that rest is extremely important and to keep stress levels down but I don't see that happening. I always refer to my first week of classes as...
    thebookaholic thebookaholic 22-25, F Aug 24, 2013

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    And That's Why...

    ...i've learned to take my mind off it all by spending every waking minute on Ep every day & night!
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    I've been in several altercations in life

    and i am overwhelmed by them. I'm not good at letting things go, i'm not good at having an "i don't care" attitude. I care for so many situations that have happened to me and i am so anxious to overcome and use my altercations as expieriences and be past all the problems because...
    DLINDSEY97 DLINDSEY97 16-17, M Dec 19, 2013

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    On How Everything Is In Place

    I am overwhelmed by the fact that humans can do what is beyond the expectations—building colossal infrastructures, the emergence of technology, the transition of times and a lot more. I am overwhelmed by the fact that everything created by God has use and is well-engineered...
    crimsonr crimsonr 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I'm completely overwhelmed

    and discouraged in my soul and mind to the point of emotional and spiritual death.
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M May 8

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    Overwhelmed By The Urge To Save The World

    I am writting this in an attempt to figure it out for myself. So many times I feel overwhelmed by the simplest of things. I feel like I am falling down in a spiral of sad. I feel overwelmed by responsibility that I only have because I have taken it on myself. I feel responsible...
    meliabai meliabai 26-30, F Jun 1, 2011

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    Sigh

    There's just been so much going on lately I'm feeling really overwhelmed. Too much to think and worry about. I feel like I need to get away. Roadtrip here I come.
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    The Air Is Dwindling In Here......

    and my chest is getting tight! Am I suffocating? If this isn't real, then it sure does feel as if this could be how it would feel. A young woman, filled with so many emotions. I feel uncontrolled at times, emotional and like a loose cannon. But in other ways I feel really...
    MegJgeM MegJgeM 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2010

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    I've lost all control.

    i'm tired of fooling others into thinking that i'm okay. i can't make decisions and everything is just slipping away.
    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Some Days Are Just Too Hard!!!

    Too long a story to begin with...too many things to worry about that all just seem to get on top of you, just when you overcome one and think your right another issue or concern crops up.7 days till l go on a once in a lifetime holiday and the before issues, worries and concerns...
    LeeLass LeeLass 46-50, F Jun 30, 2011

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    Every day I wake up I brush my teeth I change

    into my work clothes I take the train to work I sit in front of my computer I send a bunch of emails I attend long-drawn meetings where many things are said but nothing gets done I am bursting with ideas but I don't say a word because no one wants to listen as I am just a minion...
    allonsy73 allonsy73 26-30, F Feb 3

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    My Home....................my Humble Living Space

    Is an unfinished basement.   The floor is cement, except my bathroom, which has been finished.  And my living room/bedroom area has some tile down. Because I  have been ill so long, I look in corners, it just looks nasty to me.  I have loads and loads...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Oct 20, 2009

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    I'm Just Easily Overwhelmed

    i deal with depression every day,and it is difficult just to do basic things. and i feel so guilty about all i am not getting done.
    deeaqua deeaqua 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2010

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    im so overwhelmed with everything. i went away for the weekend, i felt fine. as soon as i got home, i felt overwhelmed again.
    antianxty antianxty 18-21 Sep 15, 2013

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    Constantly. I freeze up due to floods of.

    ..well I'm not really sure...thoughts i guess, visions, feelings, nerves...I don't know everything. It halts me from progressing I get so many questions and try to answer them all at once. Ultimately, the answer is usually 'nothing', because that's all I'm left with.
    GregarianGreg GregarianGreg 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    (*&@#$%(@#$

    Siiiiiighhhhh... Seems like everything just happened at once, so many things to produce an anxiety that I'm just exhausted. I'm trying not to care about small things but it takes time to let go of unnecessary things. Also, there are things that I cannot do anything about. Just...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F Dec 19, 2007

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    Unpredictable. Life is

    so very unpredictable. Overwhelming, so very overwhelming. Have you noticed how things always occur when you're unaware? You can spend years focused on something. ..fixated on it.... infatuated by it....completely obsessed. You wait and you wait. ... you try to get things...
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F Apr 21

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    I feel the panic building again every time I'm

    alone. It's been doing this the last two days and I hope it's gone when I wake up. I don't know where it's going or how I will handle it so I need it to go away. I don't want to cut again but I have no other way to take control of my emotions. I am taking my sleeping meds now. I...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Have to Bring Home the Bacon

    I get overwhelmed a lot.  I know back in the old days it was the man's job to take care of his family and pay the bills and provide the food.  Well in my house the role's are reversed.  I have to bring home the bacon if that is what you want to call it.  It...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    I have anxiety and panic attacks.

    I also habe ADHD. My mother is disabled and has no patience whatsoever. I stayed up late for her to finish a movie we were watching together, even though I have a meeting at 10 in the morning. At 2 she says I'm not going to bed for a long time because she needs help with stuff...
    musicianatheart musicianatheart 22-25, F Jan 20

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    A Merky Blue Abyss

    Out to the Universe:  For all who seek hope and peace of mind. My name is Lori.  I am 49 and live in Charlotte, NC.  I am writing a story to share with all who feel alone and lonely.  You are not alone....I'm hoping I am not either! I watch the rain cascade...
    malori33 malori33 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    What's Going On?

    My boyfriend of 1.5 years recently decided we should go on a break. He said we'd meet up in a week and by then we should know what we want from each other. 24 hours later I decided that I just couldn't do it because I didn't understand why we were really doing this. Our...
    llorar llorar 18-21, F Mar 20, 2011

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    Hell's Bells

    It is Fall 2011. Today I am passing my Western-Civ. course with a 95 (I lucked out on my only exam so far), my Cultural Anthropology course with at least an 80, my Statistics course with a 96, and my Astronomy course with a 69. Astronomy is supposed to be my strongest subject. I...
    Wittyname1234 Wittyname1234 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    Heartless

    Little hands    five complete sets.                  Indeed Grimy and slimy they are...   their tiny teeth, dirty. chattering, clinking and grinding away.    ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 4, 2008

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    I'm About To Break!

    I didn't know that the physical effects of stress on your body could be so painful! I am beyond stressed with everything that has happened within the last few weeks. I wish I knew how to relax but this tension has worked it's way from my back into my shoulders, chest, arms...
    anotherinnocent anotherinnocent 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Overwhelemd

          I am about to the point where stress is gettin too me. I have had some bad premessions and they were all about me, I feel I am falling from grace once again I am loosing my wings to fly. Is this life about over for me? Why I am so...
    mysterygirlsky mysterygirlsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    "i Am Overwhelmed"

    I'm not sure where to begin. I feel so overwhelmed inside I don't know what to do anymore and is why I was looking for a place to put my thoughts so that I am not judged by my friends or family. I lost my husband of 20 years almost 6 years ago now this July 14th. I have been...
    concretebella concretebella 41-45, F 1 Response May 27, 2010

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    So today I start thinking about my life

    situations and getting ready to head of to college.....then I realized....I have NO money saved up for college! Holy cheezeballs!! I'm scared...O.O
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Just walked out on my husband.

    Not permanently but we need space from eachother right now, Ive told him everything ive been going through lately & he told me to relax...here i am trying since yesterday & since today is his only day off from work before vacation, he piled everything on for the last minute...
    Contrarthodox Contrarthodox 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I Am Feeling Overwhelmed Today.

    I am feeling so overwhelmed today with just life in general. Normally I am the happy go lucky person, but I have some issues that are going on in my life, and there with saying that, it has to do with someone treating my 11 year old son as a puppet. It makes me angry beyond the...
    LadyDove LadyDove 31-35 Feb 26, 2009

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    Needing To Talk...

    I am so fried. I have seizures (well controlled), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (used to be very bad,  but is very mild now).  I also have been told I have sensory integration problems  (not autism) and PTSD.   Part of the sensory integration...
    m512m1828 m512m1828 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2009

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    whaliaj whaliaj 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I get overwhelmed by housework. For some reason it really stresses me out and I get criticized that whatever I do is never enough by my parents. It's exhausting to have them judge...
    TheWicked TheWicked 26-30, F Nov 24

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    I just feel like I should have done things differently. I'm 22, married, have a baby, a house, a cat and dog, I'm a full time student, and a full time employee. I'm stressed. To...
    laDamedeFer laDamedeFer 22-25, F Nov 24

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    When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down. I also tend to overwhelm others and not know when to slow my pace down to an acceptable level. As Paul Simon said, "the nearer your...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Nov 30

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    I seriously feel overwhelmed that I stopped talking to the loved ones who are ill. I am a big crier, so I know that I won't be able to talk to them and I will only end up crying. I...
    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F Dec 1

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    Too many sounds can cause me to be overstimulated to touch. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_overload
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F Nov 20

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    Right now there is too damn much going on in my life. I can't take one more thing going wrong. And I know I sound like a broken record because I hit the same wall over and over. I...
    Ludavin Ludavin 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Hello! This is all very new to me , as far as being open about this. I never really had a word for the problems I had till I finally did some research . It's been a constant...
    thepaintingstared thepaintingstared 18-21 Nov 23

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    This is both the most beautiful blessing, and the most soul crushing curse. I am struggling to find a balance between the polar opposites of this gift. Thanks to a Sea Salt bath...
    innervoiceoutloud innervoiceoutloud 36-40, F Dec 1

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    Really who doesn't? Being in fourth year of a bachelor's can be pretty stressful, especially when you agree to write term papers for a group project by yourself (I've had to do...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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    A lot of people are crazy, cruel and negative. They got a little too much time on their hands to discuss everybody else. I have a limited amount of energy to blow in a day. I'd...
    DavidG1986i DavidG1986i 26-30, M Dec 10

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    I've just broken up with my partner of 10 years and I don't know how to feel I have mixed feelings
    Dondouglas Dondouglas 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    William7025boa3 William7025boa3 31-35, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I'm so glad I found this. Many of your stories are so similar to mine. I've seen twenty six doctors, having been diagnosed with fibromyalga, chronic migraines, osteoarthritis and...
    jsxburt jsxburt 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    I wanted to write an update to my last post. I have been thinking about my relationship to my step children. The oldest has been the most difficult. As a family, we have a family...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    I wanted to write an update to my last post. I have been thinking about my relationship to my step children. The oldest has been the most difficult. As a family, we have a family...
    FutileFather FutileFather 46-50, M 8 hrs ago

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    Where do I start...I am 3 days away from seeing my ex for the first time in months so that he can spend an awkward Christmas here with our daughter. Due to this looming event I...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I never expected to become one but the situation with my in-laws pretty much called for it to happen. We were the only members of the family that didn't have a criminal record and...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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