I Am Stressed Out

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    ever want to just sit

    and cry... the build of stress and worry gets so strong.. you just feel like you are about to crack.. the stress and worry is one thing.. but when you are alone.. it becomes a different world.. The worry compounds on itself... maybe you will be ok.. maybe you wont... if you...
    deadpoetzombiedude deadpoetzombiedude
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 11, 2016

    I was in the process of writing a book.

    It's about a middle aged man (me) who was constantly disappointed in his work and marriage (exaggerated true events), gave up on living and contemplated suicide but ended up getting killed. Because the story contained some true events and some personal deep thoughts and...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    Mar 13, 2016
    teen07112 teen07112
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 21, 2014

    im handling too much stress now,

    probably more than I could handle.... May be some alcohol could help me get a good sleep...
    nixf1 nixf1
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Oct 8, 2015

    I'm 15 and live wth my grandmother

    and my little sister who is 13 years old and I hate it. My sister gets treated so differently. When i was my sisters age I never even had a phone and was shopping at Walmart and my grandma always says I get more than her when she is 13 with a really nice android and her whole...
    morgan247 morgan247
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 21, 2016

    Even certain people stress me out.

    I am always busy, and If I don't reply quick, they automatically assume I'm ignoring him/her! This is why I would like to throw and break my phone ASAP and buy a normal house phone to receive important calls ONLY. I have a life, sorry all these necesseties I am undergoing are...
    Dagymislife Dagymislife
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    I don't want to sleep,

    I don't want this morning to come any faster. Time is the enemy. There is not enough time.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 14, 2015

    Why does everyone leave I don't understand I try

    so hard and things are so good and then reality check swings around and I'm all alone like always I'm always alone never gonna have someone that will stay. I hate having to express myself like this to everyone I have no one
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 11, 2016

    ugh. it's so stressful

    when ur boyfriend doesn't have a job and he's 18. people say money isn't everything, but hell it would be nice to have help paying for **** here and there.
    hblamb28 hblamb28
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 25, 2016
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    Apr 6, 2016

    School is kicking my butt right now.

    I have scholarships to fill out, college classes I'm not doing well in, and my parents getting on my case about all of this. I really don't want to do any of this right now..
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 9, 2016

    APRIL 20th MIDNIGHT PARTY You are cordially

    invited to a midnight (eastern time) party on April 20th. Please log in on April 20th at midnight (eastern time) to say goodbye to ppl who supported us when we needed help, to those who listened when we felt alone and those who were there middle of the night writing back and...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Mar 29, 2016

    OMG im si stressed puf next week is senior skip

    day and me and some of my friends decided to go to the lake now what I'm not understanding is how did it went from 56 people to 90 people -.- and for some reason they all left me in charge of what we're going to do /.~ I don't know if I can handle this alone everyone is...
    notgranted42 notgranted42
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2016

    Even though I say I'm stressed I look

    completely fine but apparently I'm far from that. Of course I have noticed it but I've just shrugged it off, as I'm scared to go on medication. Well today I did a test with the Psychologist and I was diagnosed with severe depression and extremely severe anxiety which to me is no...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2016

    I am not usually stressed out,

    but I had being under the gun! I have two major projects due. One next week and one in August. The August one hasn't even been started. UGH! I think I just need a vacation and some whiskey!
    hawkfan12 hawkfan12
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015

    Tell Me How

    tell me how u deal with it coz i cant tolerate and burst in fire tell me how u smile like tht coz i cant smile wen it hurts tell me how u are so patient coz i cant be like tht and can only be me tell me how to live this life and deal with it & all with love tell me god u...
    mellifluousme mellifluousme
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Sep 4, 2013

    I wish I could run away to a tropical island

    and never look back at my old life. No school, homework, drama. I'd take my best friend with me and we would have a blast. Being lazy in the sun all day, singing by a campfire every night. Yet here I am, stressing over homework. Close to a breakdown even though I just had...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    Mayday mayday, high stress day,

    out of control, time zipping past, was that an airplane or a car or an animal that just rushed by, what am I supposed to do, who am I supposed to be, the pressure is rising in the pressure cooker and I am about to explode or collapse
    JoannaBe JoannaBe
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2015

    I don't like how much my family subtly

    pressures me to find a man to marry ;_; I'm only 20 and the thought of commitment (to almost anything, not just a man) terrifies me at this point. Not to mention the part of my brain meant for reasoning and logic isn't even done developing yet and won't be fully developed until...
    Hush92 Hush92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015

    Here's the deal: My friend B is getting married

    in May. Her Bachelorette party is in April. B asked me long ago to be a bridesmaid and I agreed. She's one of my best friends, and wanted me to be Maid of Honor, but because we live 8 hours apart now, that just wasn't plausible. I have a family and we live on a budget, so we...
    Pipersweetfeet Pipersweetfeet
    31-35, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    Recently I was caught not doing my homework by

    my legal guardian, I had been ******* around and now have all f's. I'm in high school and I'm not allowed to do anything, not like I would, without finishing all of my work. Problem is I can't finish it cause it was already so past do.. What do I do..?
    Porogami Porogami
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 7, 2016

    okay I get it I didn't finish my assessment on

    time. But hey I'm nearly done so stop patronizing me and it is only due tomorrow, not my fault you don't have a damn printer mum. And screaming at me won't magically help me do it faster in fact it makes me slower. I did have an assesment due 2 days ago which I had to finish...
    Darkprincess24 Darkprincess24
    16-17, F
    Mar 1, 2016

    I am stressed out over hanging out with people.

    Why I am? Swear to god my sisters and I have the same friends so we hang out with each other and it's a ******* mess. My sisters hardly communicate and I get blamed for it. I'm always making plans and when it doesn't work out I'm cleaning it up. My parents want a 3 day advanced...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013
    22-25, F
    Feb 13, 2016
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    No. No I can't think about this.

    It'll ruin my day. Shhhhhh. Think about something else... Yeah, that. Think about that. Well done brain; you avoided another fit of paranoia and distress.
    ubahn1000 ubahn1000
    22-25, M
    Nov 21, 2015
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015
    AshleyJea AshleyJea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    Pretty much being crushed with the pressure of

    school and terrifying endless possibility of the future
    yungpnw yungpnw
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    Tonight I'm going to eat

    and drink with my friends. I'm going to enjoy tonight and ignore all the stress I've been feeling. I'm going to ignore my money problems, my self esteem issues, my work stresses all for one night. I hope I can actually do it.
    ErraticallyGrey ErraticallyGrey
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2014

    Some days I want to fight through it all,

    fight through all the self-doubt, fight through the procrastination, fight through the depression and anxiety and just get shxt done; check things off on my goal list, write that personal essay, take that GRE, get into grad school and Save the world. Study something that I love...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed
    22-25, F
    Nov 9, 2015

    Where do I begin with this.

    Let's see over a month ago I get in a car accident I'm okay the cars okay now. But I haven't worked since then. I'm looking every day for a job applying everywhere I can. My boyfriend has 3 more weeks and his done with school and he'll be moving back home to start working. My...
    MaryCrossen MaryCrossen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 4, 2016

    I don't know what to do.

    I'm so worn out between babysitting for 18 hours a weekend only earning $40 a weekend after taxes and going to my GED class. I'm never able to have even a half hour to really relax. Not to mention i have to make money to afford what i need and make my boyfriend's bday extra...
    DodgeChick1996 DodgeChick1996
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    I thought the holidays were suppose to be fun

    and a time to spend with family. When did it get so stressful and expensive? I was so excited because we are going out of town and now I have people made at me because I won't be home for Christmas and I had to spend money on gifts for everyone and I have to get my dogs all...
    maggiemae89 maggiemae89
    26-30, F
    Dec 17, 2014

    It's midnight and my brain won't slow down.

    But that's okay, because i'm reading, and listening to Hans Zimmer's 'Time' And the full 'Moonlight sonata', and slowly calming down by writing about my infinite problems
    HarleyHart HarleyHart
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    Man it really sucks being poor.

    This living paycheck to paycheck is really wearing on me. Plus I had to have an emotional break down and quick my other job, the only thing paying my bills. Now I have zero dollars and a **** load of bills. Man I've never been in this position before. I just found out that I...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 22, 2016

    Trying to be thankful

    and I am - but man it's hard when I have 5 things all going wrong at once and I feel like I am constantly being pounded. My car is not working, someone stole my identity and filed taxes in my name, I'm only working a temp job and now the car insurance without warning has added...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2016
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    2 Responses Jul 11, 2014
    miserableamy miserableamy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 4, 2014

    I really am. Overwhelmed much by all the tasks

    and things happening and no one is helping me out.
    ObliviousSainte ObliviousSainte
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 29, 2016

    Constantly. School is just crazy.

    I can't handle it all. I always manage to get it all done, but the feeling of failure overwhelms me.
    Megsupermario Megsupermario
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    Adult Resignation (we Should All Do This) Lol!

      To Who it May Concern: I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again. I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. I want to sail sticks...
    lostsoul73 lostsoul73
    31-35, F
    15 Responses Apr 10, 2008

    My job has me so stressed out,

    I want to cry. I wish I could quit, but until I find a new job I have to stick it out..
    SimplyEm SimplyEm
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    It is Sunday. I am rushing off from one task to

    another, checking EP only when I can. I feel like chewing on my fingernails and breaking some wooden pencils. 😱 Telling myself to breathe.
    novembermoon novembermoon
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 27, 2016

    Studying for a test I have tomorrow

    and just crying. I can't remember any of this crap. I'm literally so stupid. I quit.
    lizygurl lizygurl
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

    Not sure if this helps cheer me up

    or makes it harder to keep it up...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch
    41-45, M
    Mar 6, 2016

    I was stressed out today.

    My ex husband had lost his job, the house, everything. And since his entire family are psycho, and because he is the father of our child, he turned to me for help. Surprisingly, my fiancé agreed to lend him our spare room in the basement. But he's been here for a week, and it's...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    I'm stressed out for almost a month now.

    I need a vacation soon 😭😭😭
    wildflower1992 wildflower1992
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 15, 2016

    I am learning how incredible hypnosis is

    for relieving stress. It trains your subconscious mind to release stress which makes it become effortless to go into a stress free state. There are superb hypnosis tracks for free on youtube, for stress as well as any other problem you need help with. I suggest listening to...
    LoveIsWithinYou LoveIsWithinYou
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2016

    Finally finished my essay,

    climbing into bed at 1:45am. Probably should've finished my homework for other classes but I figured I better try to get a couple of hours of sleep before I have to wake up for school at 5:00am. Graduation needs to hurry up before I lose my mind!
    BeautifullyAmiss BeautifullyAmiss
    18-21, F
    Dec 4, 2014

    Life has handed me a lot of lemons this year.

    While I am trying my best to make lemonade, I feel lately all I have done is walk around holding this heavy bag of lemons. Between unwanted health complications, excessive legal issues, family/relationship problems and trying my best to keep my scholarship at school... When do...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

    I know I should not let it

    but anxiety is getting the best of me. The constant state of absolute stressed out is exhausting ..... I need a vacation from this hellish reality . It's getting harder to fake it.
    kitticat007 kitticat007
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Dec 3, 2014

    Ever get so stressed out over something

    that your chest starts to hurt mainly around the heart?
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone
    16-17, M
    Mar 25, 2016

    I talked to my corporate office about an issue

    early this month and the very next day my work cut my hours in have and completely changed my scheduled. I went from making 600 a week to 200 max all in one day. Now I have no idea how I'm going to make rent. My work is doing the same thing to 2 other people. I wish I had some...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2016

    2nd Starbucks run of the day.

    I don't think that has ever happened before. Just by that I know I am pushing my limits of focus and concentration trying to get school work done. I have severe ADHD. I have been working since 9:35 this morning. It is now 2:40 in the afternoon. My ADHD is starting to get the...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2016

    I ****** up at work on Thursday

    and now have to talk to my manager tomorrow and I am just dreading it. :( :( I tried to talk to my spouse for support but he said literally nothing, just made a face. I was wondering why I didn't bring it up earlier.
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Mar 11, 2016

    I made a new friend after being bullied by old

    friends.... Got really excited about that as we got closer and closer. However, as we got deeper in friendship she is starting to say really mean things to me. One day she says things like "you're sooo pretty, you always look pretty, I wish I looked like you" The next day she's...
    Justventingg Justventingg
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Apr 18, 2015

    Ever sense I figured out what reality was I've

    been fighting for people. Every single time I would see someone in pain I would help them. I'm only 16 and all this stresses me out so much. So much in fact my bf is forcing me to take today and relax. God I love him so much. He's the only one that knows how to make me feel...
    UnconditionallyGone UnconditionallyGone
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2015
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