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I Am Stressed Out And Feeling Lost

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    I feel like my eyes are blurred,

    and my head is heavy, I have no control, I can't get up and complete simple tasks. I lack in motivations . sometimes I get a wave of heavy guilt in my heart, it drags me down, idk why. other times I am incredibly happy, then suddenly my heart drops again. I don't feel like...
    Tistoskii Tistoskii 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Well, I'm a 21 year old girl.

    I've been out of college for about a year now. I only have an AA degree, which isn't really much of anything to obtain a career. Rejected from some nursing programs, then just realized, well, maybe this isn't for me. Maybe it's just too difficult. So here I am, doing absolutely...
    WaveRunner101 WaveRunner101 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    Today is my birthday & non of my family has

    told me happy birthday with out me telling them it just breaks my heart so this is worst day in my whole entire life ?? this just ruined this year of my life I just can't believe it everyone is being mean to me & everything my heart is broken & there making a party for me but it...
    alee20 alee20 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 23

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    I need a hug. I feel

    as though everything is falling apart. I just want a hug and have that person hold me tight saying it will be alright. Is that so hard to ask.....
    Layla1721 Layla1721 26-30, F 5 Responses May 17

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    Well here I go recently everything has fallen

    apart family , friends etc , ... my household is getting so out of hand there are always arguments , laughing at one another , being unkind not b being happy for others , rudeness , we are constantly cleaning , I am always babysitting and that is tough because when babysitting...
    HeyItsNayna HeyItsNayna 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Im losing control of my life

    and them old demons r trying to work my nerve... im lost as f##k.... I said I wd never let that brick w..all down and I let it completely fall few days ago and my heart is shattered n to a million pieces I hvnt felt this way in longggggggggggggg. Time.... I love my whole family...
    muddygirl3 muddygirl3 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Hi hello wow, this is weird.

    For starters I doubt anyone will read this. My name is Valerie I am 15. I'm a relapsing self harmer, I don't look or act like what people think is a self harmer, I am usually quite bubbly and cheerful but there is a dark side to all things. I'm going to skip the sob story...
    valerieisabelle valerieisabelle 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23, 2014

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    I don't know what to do any more everything is

    so messed up and confusing and I don't know which way is up.. I feel like everything is moments away from crumbling down on top of me and I'm powerless to stop it... I don't know what to do and I'm scared that I'm in danger of loosing everything ??
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F 2 Responses May 5

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    There is this feeling I cannot describe,

    even if I could I would'nt tell anyone I know, they could never in their darkest day fathom or comprehend how lost I feel right now. some days I feel the world over taking me and all I Can do is just breath. How does one find theselves?
    fathom77 fathom77 26-30, F 4 Responses May 25

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    I have work full time I go to college full time

    and my little free time I have I need to use for homework... My grandma with Alzheimer's lives with us so I am often watching her... I have so much on my plate I can't think straight
    jangofett56037 jangofett56037 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    i just want to run away from my family,

    friends, job, and anything else that causes me stress because i dont know how much longer i can last
    charlieb74 charlieb74 18-21, M May 23

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    Wish I was a different me.

    A better, happier, smarter, positive, stronger me! Why can't we rewind in real life? Why can't we save ourselves in time? Why do we have to learn after we've already fallen? Why is everything so hard?! Why can't I keep it together? Why do I hate myself? Why do I feel this way...
    LizC815 LizC815 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    today's quotes: "are you making dinner,

    when is dinner...can you start making dinner? so are you buying dinner? make dinner...you should start making dinner..I'm hungry what's for dinner?...are you going to start dinner soon? ugh sandwiches why that?? why are you telling ME to make dinner, I don't know what to do...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 4 Responses May 10

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    I don't know what to do anymore.

    My husband wants this divorce and I don't. He had an affair that led up to an engagement that he's says is off now. He has always loved me. I have always loved him. The difference being that I stayed, I didn't run off, I didn't have an affair. He did. He left me and our...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 1 Response May 14

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    It's been a long cold

    and wet winter, no sunshine in site. I just recently put in my notice at work after five years of being there. Friday I will be closing another chapter in my life. I'm very fortunate there a company that has been trying to hire me for the last eight months. Finally every...
    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 3

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    sometimes I feel like the weight of the world

    is on my shoulders and I can't do anything about it...I am constantly looking to the future hoping it gets better but it's all so unknown it makes me want to just hide under my bed and cry.
    xKAYx2524 xKAYx2524 18-21, F May 10

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    I don't know what I'm doing with my life

    anymore. I don't know what I want from life anymore....
    forgottenluna forgottenluna 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    i feel like everything.

    i do is never good enough for my mom.
    weird13 weird13 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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    I want to move away from everyone.

    I want to take my daughter and move far away where no one knows where I am. :(
    Pandabearkisses29 Pandabearkisses29 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    Got home after a week

    and a half to find out my Mother is in hospital and no one will tell me what's happening. Stressing out. 😭😭
    ZoBow ZoBow 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 2

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    I have this really good friend

    and we always talk, even in email. I'm not sure if he think me as a friend or even a nice classmate now but I'm sure that I really care for him and he is one of my best friends. Two days ago, I emailed him that I need someone to talk to and something is troubling and...
    colourflame colourflame 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I spent over 45 minutes at Lowe's looking

    for a replacement bulb for a lamp, I was about to break out the Google maps
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F May 2

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    Why do people have to pick on others over petty

    social politics stuff in these little towns? What happened to live and let live? As cheesy as it sounds it sure would be nice if people could just coexist. Not necessarily be friends or get along perfect. But perhaps not blood thirsty animosity.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Apr 26

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    everything just keeps going wrong it seems like

    everything I do just seems to make no difference I feel like I'm making my boyfriends life difficult which is the last thing I want to do because I love him so much and he doesn't deserve to be dealing with everything that he is
    shannonjade shannonjade 18-21, F Apr 24

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    I went to the beach yesterday

    and had a great time. Now I'm back home and I feel empty once again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 10

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    I'm a 21 year old boy.

    I was really bright in high school but now in college I am really struggling. I got into computer Engineering and it's really tough to get in. However after getting in I found myself failing courses. I just kind of felt overwhelmed by it all and found myself falling back. This...
    seal308 seal308 18-21, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm going through a separation

    and it's so hard to not reach out. And yet I know it's for the best and that I need to let go of what I thought he was. I have children with this man and they are asking for him. Asking why he doesn't call or come see them. They are worried, I can see it. They realize he just...
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 1 Response May 10

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    When I was 11 years old I was Molested by my

    Grandfather, although it was only one time it has still haunted me until this day. I often catch myself blanking out and not paying attention to others, and other times a certain emotion will hit me like a tone of bricks. I used to constantly self harm and have many scars...
    BlueBird26 BlueBird26 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    especially lately I've felt this way.

    I'm unsure of how to cope and I'm losing sight of the light I've created. My heart feels so heavy and I can't get it to stop. I want to scream and cry, I know I've been feeling more down this past while but the amount that it's hitting me right now is becoming more and more...
    shshim shshim 18-21, F May 1

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    I just wanna sink at the bottom of the Ocean

    and see whats in there, thats how lost I am.
    Saint12 Saint12 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I feel like what little friends I have are all

    leaving to start a new chapter in their life. One guy, one that I reeeeally like ( although I'm pretty sure the feeling isn't mutual) is joining my brothers band and will probably be off touring the world one day- touching people's hearts with music. Bottom line is that I just...
    olliebuddy olliebuddy 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I can say that I am a person

    who lived a miserable life. I am not writing this out of pity, but I just want to get this off my chest. It started when I was a baby. My parents are both preachers and they travelled around the province. I was left alone in the parsonage and starve, and we sleep in dirty places...
    redsilver26 redsilver26 18-21, F 3 Responses May 14

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    I am in trouble. My best friend

    and I went out a while ago. it didn't work out, partially because I have some intolerable qualities that i wasn't fixing fast enough, it was long distance, and she has a rather controlling personality. We are still friends but she says she'd be furious if I went out with anyone...
    Yamaxanadu Yamaxanadu 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 18

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    More recently I've gotten worse with this,

    causing mental breakdowns and just general lack of ability to cope. I look at myself in the future, and I can't even see myself doing what I'm supposed to do to go on. And that's stupid. Everyone has to work, everyone has to do what they don't want to do, everyone needs to push...
    asylumteaparty asylumteaparty 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    ForeverDenyingIt ForeverDenyingIt 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    Am I on the verge of a breakdown?

    I am a Feeler, not a Thinker. Tonight, I realized I've made a horrible, horrible mistake. It can't be undone, and is very expensive. I'm feeling very lost and alone right now. I "feel" like jumping into the Grand Canyon... head first... since this is what has gotten me into...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 8 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    That feeling you get

    when you know you have nothing. Nothing. You yourself have nothing to show and you have to rely on others. This is among other things is the worst I've felt in a long time. I'm helpless. ******* helpless. Nothing to show for myself right now. Guess I should just keep my head out...
    Beijodeabacaxi Beijodeabacaxi 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I lend some money to my friends

    and until now they still act if nothing ever happened!!! I want my money back I want my money baaaack
    CandiceJung CandiceJung 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    This is the point where I feel like I'm capable

    of screwing everything in a blink of an eye. I'm freakingly stressed and my dad adds on the stress even though I've been trying my very best to do everything. It feels like if I fail in life, everyone will be disappointed and I'm an embarrassment. Wouldn't it be better if I...
    CloeSmile CloeSmile 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    Im so stressed out. Even

    though I really have nothing to be stressed out about. I have moments when I just love life and everyone around me then I get these feelings that come out of no where and I just want to end everything. I don't know what I want. I don't know how I feel about situations anymore I...
    Rachellegai Rachellegai 18-21, F May 8

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    I am using my sister,

    Lexi's, account right now because I need advice on what to do right now. Lexi is currently in the hospital fighting for her life and I see her crying but she is only allowed to be seen by doctors. Our other sister,Brittany, is a completer wreck and can't stop crying and our mom...
    spankedbarebottom spankedbarebottom 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 17

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    exhuberantviolet exhuberantviolet 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I think whats really stressing me out at the

    moment, is that it is getting closer to my graduation time. trying to get money together to pay for my cap and gown, and then prom. and trying to figure out if i want to go to college right out of high school still or wait. its all just really stressful and i feel like its all...
    AfraidOfMyOwnMind AfraidOfMyOwnMind 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I feel so lost. Job applications are not

    getting any responses. While I have my dream, my friends keep recommend me to ask for jobs I don't like. It really makes me struggle if I'm a capable person. Closing down a business is probably one of the worst phrase at work. I always try to lift my energy up as much as I can...
    Zbabe Zbabe 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2014

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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    Being in college has really pushed my mental

    health limits. The thought of having to go back to school is putting me near tears. I just feel so lost because I know I'm not doing any of this for me, but for my family. It's so hard to live your life for someone other than you. I don't even know what to do anymore. I can't...
    withano withano 18-21, F 2 Responses May 13

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