I Am Restless

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 280 People

    In the daylight hours,

    I am a shark; I cannot survive in stillness. Without motion, a sick feeling wells up inside me. Strap me to the centrifuge! Save me from the nausea of terra firma! Physical movement becalms my spirit. This is the deep paradox. From infancy, we find restfulness in business.
    Etioligneous Etioligneous
    22-25, M
    Mar 25, 2015

    It's the weekend and I'm supposed to sleep

    as long as I want. Unfortunately an alarm woke me up which by the way was my sister's phone which happens to be on a table closes to the couch I was sleeping in. So, goodbye peaceful Saturday morning..
    itcheru itcheru
    26-30, F
    Jan 30, 2015

    I keep on searching and searching Problem is I

    don't know what I'm searching for
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    16-17, F
    Apr 28, 2015

    Restless Me

    Hi Lately I have been feeling restless.  I think sometimes its because I am not challenged or motivated enough.    I don't know.  I hope it passes soon.  I feel like I'm going to jump out of my skin
    justme4u65 justme4u65
    41-45, F
    Mar 12, 2009

    Ever since my bestfriend/fiancé (one person)

    left for training for five months and we have no communication my soul has been so restless. I don't know what to do with my time or myself. I don't really have many or close friends for support or even time for me to hangout. Everyone is gettin on with their lives and I am too...
    LeahMarieLeeee LeahMarieLeeee
    18-21, F
    Jan 2, 2015

    For the most part it's a good kind of restless.

    It is a I-want-to-get-up-and-do-something sort of restlessness. Not the usual creative restlessness where I'm wishing something would inspire me and clear my mind so could write something I can be happy with. The only bad part is that I don't know what to do with myself. xD I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2014

    I Really Want These Money Problems to Be Over

    i'd like to get on with things. i've got other things to deal with in my life and this is getting in the way. i need to get working on a way to get surgery and i need to get out of the welfare lifestyle. But there's so much in bills due :/
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2008

    I Have No Idea Why

    For some reason I can'y relax enough to get to sleep. I'm really tired maybe over tired...we spent today sortin out the spare room which until now has housed boxes.It was a long day and ok it took longer than it should've because we kept takin breaks to reminisce about stuff...
    annabellef annabellef
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2009

    R E S T L E S S D E S T I N Y

    Hey... I have always felt restless.  It is what it is.   As I got older, I realized that  I couldn't excatly "fix" it.   I have come to "love" this about myself and with a great husband (I think), I have dealt with it.  He...
    Raffinee Raffinee
    46-50, F
    Oct 17, 2009

    I have been pacing my house like a caged animal,

    unsure of what I need. What gives me great pleasure and fills my life with joy? Wanderlust. Pure and simple. It is killing my spirit to be housebound. By now, I would have my next adventure planned and underway. I am feeling this acutely. Wanderlust courses through my veins...
    akindheart akindheart
    61-65, F
    20 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    Being Abit Restless

    I get restless all the time, i can't do nothing. If i am sitting down on a chair, i swing on it (that got me in trouble with the teachers alot at school because it annoyed them) I spent March 2009 to June 2010 in Pakistan. I stayed at my grandmothers house and all my family...
    iWasExpectingYou iWasExpectingYou
    16-17, M
    Jul 25, 2011

    Tears just keep coming

    and I cant sleep. Its been four and a half months since my love was killed and I feel so alone. I seem so in control during the day but its at night when my thoughts take me on a roller coaster of emotion.
    Knightt15 Knightt15
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2015

    I can't get comfortable enough to fall asleep.

    I'm so use to being up and about and busy but since I am bored to tears, I'm just laying in bed hoping to fall asleep soon!
    Rellikator Rellikator
    31-35, M
    Apr 20, 2014

    Satisfied Nowhere

    No matter where I go or what I am doing, I can't be wholly satisfied.  It has caused me to transfer from my first two universities, never keep a job and cheat on girls.  I am looking for a solution but I can't stay in one place long enough to find one.
    paddingtonben paddingtonben
    18-21
    Jun 29, 2008

    I Can Stay Still

    i cant stay still i moving always apart from when sleep i sleep 2/3 hrs night only i feel i falling apart at the seems i die i had enought was the point in living
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 16, 2011

    I feel restless and strange,

    it shows. This story is probably going to be all over the place and a bit of a mess.I've been on some kind of path of improvement. I feel like I'm on a diet when I'm trying to improve myself. I go about self improvement and diets the wrong way, in the same way. I'm just terrible...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 1, 2014

    I have this feeling like I have a whole bunch

    of things to say yet I can't say anything. I feel trapped a lot. My life isn't bad ... Yet sometimes I feel out of sorts. I just want more. If only I could figure out what the more I want is. Sometimes there's so much tension I feel I could burst.
    findingolivia findingolivia
    22-25, F
    Dec 28, 2013
    monatonie monatonie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 17, 2015

    I feel like I have something to say,

    but I can't find it. I can feel it trying to escape, like its stuck in my chest... but when I try to verbalize, there are no words. Only a feeling that I can liken to heartbreak in my throat. I know I have something to say. It makes me frustrated and restless. No matter how I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 9, 2014

    Blah...........

    Everyday, I wake up and feel like this is the day that something really great and exciting is going to happen. Everyday turns out the same. I get the kiddos ready, I get ready. They go to daycare, I go to work. Put in my 8 hours in front of the stupid computer. Pick up kids. Go...
    EzraJade EzraJade
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2007

    I Know What You Mean

    i get pretty restless some times i dont sleep very good because im a emzombiea its a sleeping disorder i just cant seem to stand still for more than 3 seconds its really hard for me to get a job because i cant just do the same thing over and over again it just gets me all...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    Apr 23, 2009

    So ive been a couch potato

    for 3 months now due to a knee injury, and sitting at home all day is driving me nucking futs!!! So im going to catch up on some reading. Fifty Shades Of Grey anyone?
    SupremeBeingOfLeisure SupremeBeingOfLeisure
    22-25, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    I just want to go out

    and do things but I can't. All my IRL friends just sit around in their houses like lumps and never want to hang out with me... I can't just sit around inside like them.
    lightningTroubadour lightningTroubadour
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2014
    idontknow72 idontknow72
    18-21, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    Neurasthenia, Or A Catch-22 In Resolving Restlessness

    I'd recommend a good read I just stumbled upon...http://artofmanliness.com/2009/07/20/modern-neurasthenia-curing-your-restlessness/ Now I don't really care the article seems to target men only, I feel it applies to me as well. The authors offer two paths for resolving...
    Wonderatrix Wonderatrix
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2011

    The Void

    For most of my life, I have felt restless. I have never been one to stay in one place for too long and it always seems as though I'm searching for something I never find. I'm never completely satisfied, and even when I'm seemingly happy, I feel that there's something missing...
    SoullessGinger SoullessGinger
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2013

    I wouldn't say I have insomnia,

    because I fall asleep fine, but being wide awake at 3am is getting old.
    sentimentalguy1 sentimentalguy1
    18-21, M
    Nov 17, 2015

    Restless

    Restless,That's me,A restless soul,Don't know,What to do,Life's turned,Upside down,It's not the same.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    Feb 1, 2012

    Full Moons

    I've tried to sleep. I try to sleep every night. Usually. There is something about the full moon in particular that makes it incredibly hard to sleep. I will feel energy in my blood. My knees feel like they are being pulled, like something wants me to start walking. But most of...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2011

    I’m a snot, I must be.

    Because I’m not blind enough to think that I don’t have a good life. I know I do. But then why in the hell am I so restless? I don’t enjoy school and I have at least 3 semesters left. All my friends are graduating and my boyfriend is moving away. This is the opposite of...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou
    22-25, F
    Mar 21, 2015

    Can Women Ever Seperate Sex From Emotion?

    When I first laid eyes on Mr X it was summer 2008 and I was fresh out of a long-term relationship and had the battle scars to prove it. I had been cajoled into going to a dance festival and was expecting nothing more than a day of drinking, dancing and letting off some much...
    cherryblosson cherryblosson
    26-30, F
    Aug 23, 2010

    I Cannot Keep Myself Entertained!

    Okay, So I can't seem to keep myself entertained. Noo Biggie right? Wrong! Have any of you .. ever felt like there was something more for you to do? Like there was more .. a little more. That required your efforts? I feel like that right now. Like I should have contributed a...
    Mekia89 Mekia89
    22-25, F
    Oct 14, 2009

    Another late night.. ughh.

    I stay up thinking WAY too much. Plus these storms aren't helping..
    juliamarie444 juliamarie444
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    I'm Not Entirely Sure...

    I've never really felt like I'm at a normal energy level like most people are. I'm almost always stuck in either a very tired mood or a restless one that won't stop annoying the hell out of me until I can't literally stand being still for more than a minute. Being in school...
    mines5 mines5
    16-17
    Nov 24, 2009
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