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I Am Really Hard On Myself Sometimes

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    My Breakdown Over My Mom

    When I was younger my older sister commented to me stating that my mom is depressed... I never noticed until then, a very big realization. Then I was thinking over how are relationship was & I thought maybe I was a litter hard on he, I convinced myself that i was a lot worse then...
    MulletMacSween MulletMacSween 22-25 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    I Tried All My Life To Show My Family I'Ve Succeeded On My Own.

    Don't read this posting EP lovers/ readers if you think I'm always funny with my sometimes too encrypted humor. It's not always been like that . My WHOLE blood family, meaning, my mom / dad, siblings. Being the last born , I was always trying to prove myself . I know that's not...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    Or So I Am Told

    Growing up I guess I seemed to strive for perfection in all things academic not because of pushy parents or anything like that but simply because I thought that it was how it was supposed to be. Then I got to secondary school and still had the same work ethic and positive...
    Blueskies22 Blueskies22 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    Ok, so, I am a student,

    going to school full-time. I am almost done. After tomorrow, I will be entering my final term before going out on externship. Tomorrow is a final. Up till now, I have been able to maintain my 4.0 GPA, but this term, I almost lost that. It has been a really difficult term...
    aaaagggghhhh aaaagggghhhh 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    hardwork is like stairs

    and luck is like lift some times lift may fail but stairs will always take you at the top...............
    isabelarao isabelarao 18-21, F Mar 14, 2014

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    ... Okay. Most Of The Time.

    Why? I don't know. My reasons are countless. Who doesn't look at their reflection and see imperfection? Too this, too that. Not enough of this, I wish I had that. My fault really comes down to how much it really digs into me. The sadness and just the pain of feeling bad about...
    InSydious InSydious 22-25, F Jul 29, 2013

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    I'm so hard on myself,

    especially when it comes to academics. I just received a poor grade on my paper, but I'm needing some advice on how to accept it, and not allow this one mark to colour the rest of the course experience. Someone please fill me with some enlightening thoughts!
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    As I get prepared for a big presentation my

    inner child surfaces. Be perfect, impress them so they love you.
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    I feel like everything

    that happens to me is my fault. People tell me its not always my fault but i still feel like it is
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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    Never "Good Enough"...

    Growing up, I was never quite "good enough" to suit my dad. I didn't study enough, I didn't make good enough grades, I didn't practice my instrument enough, and on and on. I was never an outstanding student, even though I was smart enough, I was too lazy. My dad was a hard...
    pipermac pipermac 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2013

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    I Am My Harshest Critic

    I know what is going on inside, and therefore, I know that I deserve harsh criticism. I am usually pretty careful to hide the dark side of me from other people, so who else is going to be hard on me? It is my job to judge and to police my actions.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    More Like All Of The Time

    Im always hard on myself. i always have been, and i always will be. ive never been happy with who i am, but im learning to accept myself and understand that this is who i am and i csnt change that. hopefully, in the future ill learn to be easier on myself.
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F Sep 8, 2013

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    Why Do I Do That?

    Practically everyday of my life some way some how I get told im beautiful, pretty, gorgeous, sexy, hot, ect... and most times when I look in the mirror after I do my hair and make up I feel that way, but some times I still feel like I could look better if I changed some things...
    sweetpea053190 sweetpea053190 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Don't know why I hate myself

    so much. It's almost become an addiction, where bc I can't stand myself so much that I participate in activities that cause me to hurt myself, to the point where I can't look in the mirror and see a beautiful woman, much less a G-m. O love of God, boundless and unrelenting...
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I get these flashbacks

    that make me cringe every time they come. It's usually nothing really bad but I start hating myself for acting just the way I am! Any way to handle this self hatred for just being me??
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F Feb 23

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    Whats Wrong With Me?

    Why do I feel the need to be perfect all the time? When I make a stupid mistake, I beat myself up. Literally. I lash out on myself. I had a problem a couple years back where I tried to die. I know, I know. I took about 10 percocets and planned to take the remaining 10 when my...
    likeaprayerxo likeaprayerxo 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    Never Enough

    since i was a child ive been tough on myself and i think it stems from my disability i was born with only a quater of my heart working. because of that i have alot of restrictions. now my parents are awesome with 3 other kids they never treated my diff but that made me work...
    KronX KronX 22-25, M Dec 29, 2012

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    Love yourself now, because in 10 years you will

    marvel at how beautiful you once were. Savor it. NOW. You’ll wish you did.
    Femmeheartsoul Femmeheartsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2014

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    People

    People tell me I need to be more skinny... That I need to be more diligent with my grades... That I need to be less shy... That I need to be nicer... Even that I need to be less hard on myself. How am I supposed to do that when people don't think I'm good enough? I try my best...
    animallover110293 animallover110293 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28, 2013

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    I am 60+ and after years of substance abuse,

    I have been clean and sober for 2 months. The 1st couple of weeks were extremely rough but I joined a recovery program at my church and for the past few weeks I've have never felt better. I woke up extremely depressed this morning (I am also Bipolar) and am beating myself up...
    jgintexas jgintexas 61-65, M 1 Response May 2, 2014

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    Always

    I'm always hard on myself probably always will be
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    I'M Not Sure About This One

    Can anyone tell me what this one means please ? I first thought it had something to do with Pleasing ones self. So I say that I no longer do it, not because I don't want to . I leave that to my Sheila. No seriously I'm not a goose. Sure I set my bar too high. Oops there I go...
    JohnCrighton JohnCrighton 51-55, M Sep 28, 2013

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    A Whole New Level

    I'm a habitual self critic. I think everyone is to some degree, but I take it to a whole new level. It does not border on self loathing and self hate, it's right in the center of the camp. It's like there is this Ring Leader in my brain, orchestrating this massive bout of...
    CaptainPeachFuzz CaptainPeachFuzz 31-35, T 2 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    ... or actually basically always. But I try hard not to show it. The truth is: I feel ashamed for not being loved. I feel ashamed for living alone, without a loving partner...
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    I have to end my relationship with my boyfriend because I'm a psychopath, this really sucks. I can't be normal and can't keep abusing the people around me . Maybe abusing myself is...
    Sadfate Sadfate 18-21, F Mar 30

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    sometimes I'm content with being who I am. but sometimes I question myself why am I like that. why did I even do that. and why do I always end up ruining things I like. The bone...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Like right now. I'm tired and I just want to sleep. I feel like nothing really matters. I feel so stupid.
    namelessentity namelessentity 13-15 1 Response Mar 22

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    I always seem to annoy some peeps in sum way or anotha. If I'm trying to explain summink, I end up annoying them, if I try 2 b nice, I end up being even more mean. I'm just not the...
    HermioneGlasse HermioneGlasse 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Sometimes, nah... All the time
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm a pretty compact body build 5'3 180 pounds but I am athletic as hell and just outperformed my thinner sister (136 pounds) in the gym even though she's been working out much...
    arirose43 arirose43 16-17, F Mar 19

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    My crush hates me. I don't know why or how, but I know it's because I'm an *******. I'm such a f*cked up person, and I felt something like this would happen. I felt that I would...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I hate that I bring up the ******* past with him. I hate myself everyday I do that to him. Ugh why can I be a damn normal girlfriend and love him right.
    buggalue00 buggalue00 13-15, F Apr 7

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    he forgave me but I still feel like cutting
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am not mentally down right now but this reminds me of the time when I was so down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFchl7eTkPY
    FallingWind FallingWind 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I find hate to be quite fueling and productive when it comes a dominant force in my life. After the crash of course haha
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M Mar 25

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    I hate being me. I'm so tired. I wish I didn't hate my self but I do.
    TeenagerInPain TeenagerInPain 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Hahah no I don't. I always overanalyse and overreact and make a drama out of the smallest things and I don't know why the hell I do that. It's just dumb ??
    ifyoureabirdimabird ifyoureabirdimabird 13-15, F Mar 29

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    I woke up this morning. My little sister had been in my room and made a minor mess. I f*cking lost it. Not when I woke up. I waited a good thirty minutes. Picked the mess up, and...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Blood is the price you pay for mistrust
    renguard renguard 16-17, M Apr 3

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    im jus confused. my mom doesnt trust me. nor my aunt or grandma, they think im gonna end up pregnant at 16 (not judging) &' they pretty much use my past mistakes as weapons on me...
    pizzababyxo pizzababyxo 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I hate when a guy KNOWS that you like him but all he can talk about is other women it's so annoying and stupid.
    Fierrrrce Fierrrrce 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Im struggling. Just like I've always been. Ppl never are what they seem. I trust ppl an they all eventually turn on me. I take a huge risk letting them know a few things about my...
    AquilaAqua AquilaAqua 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I'm always concerned about my weight and sometimes it's all I can think about. I spend my free time looking at skinny girls on Pinterest and I want to be just like them. I also...