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    Last night was so scary.

    My heart was beating really fast and I was very panicked. I was trying to take deep breaths to slow my heart rate down. It felt like I was back on that anti-anxiety medication....anyways it took a long time for it to slow down. I took a drink of this sleep stuff I have that has...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Dec 11, 2015

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    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 11 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I hate myself. I hate my dad.

    I hate crying so loud because I don't want my little sister to hear. I hate that I can't go to anyone when I'm breaking down. I'm too afraid to bother them. I hate being called stupid. The way my dad says it is the worst. I hate being stressed. I hate when it takes over me...
    Yoyoko Yoyoko 16-17, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    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 22-25 1 Response Jan 5, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2015

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    I'm in my early twenties.

    Stress has been my companion for years. When I was a young kid I moved abroad with my parents and when finally going to school with all of the kids who were locals - that's pretty much the moment when I became a loner. Or started to feel like one. So my social life has never...
    nightowl007 nightowl007 22-25, M 10 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    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

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    The stress I've been feeling has been

    unbearable, it's suffocating
    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2015

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    6. 6pills. One for every second it took me to

    realise I have no one to talk to about how I feel. How the past week has been amazing, but now with 3 days until I'm back at work I'm starting to feel sick with stress. Crying, little to no sleep. No one should feel this way about their 'dream'job
    YesterdayTomorrow YesterdayTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    My speech to myself: Please give me strength

    not to loathe again, please help me to make me feel like I'm still not worthless, please let me survive this month, please just please don't go back in that dark hole where I felt smothered and trapped. I've come so far and the work just piles on...in the late hours
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 16, 2015

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    As usual, where do I start.

    So work hates me, they gave me even LESS hours then they did the week before. I'm scheduled about 9 hours, which wouldn't be a big deal, but Robert spur of the moment quit his job yesterday because they keep messing with his paychecks. They play with the sales volume and try to...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Tornado warnings all day

    and telling us to take cover half the day in Florida
    singerstrunk14 singerstrunk14 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    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 1 Response Nov 21, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Oct 26, 2015

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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 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I meant to take things easy

    for the rest of this school year, since I'm a senior and it's my last semester at the university as an undergrad student. In an attempt to do so I figured I'd make my work load light on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. So I only have 1 class on those days, and then Mondays I...
    imagine524 imagine524 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    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 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    Jaffey8984 Jaffey8984 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2015

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    Beyondthevisible Beyondthevisible 18-21, F Dec 11, 2015

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    School, mostly. I won't go into family

    because I rarely think about it. But school is the thing that is causing my stress levels to go so high, I've checked it out and I have high stress levels. .Maths-having not passed with a grade society wants, this is going to be my fourth time taking exam. At the moment though...
    GiddyX GiddyX 16-17, F Feb 1

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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2015

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    I was more worried about writing the other paper

    because I didn't have an outline at all, but now that I've finished it and am onto the next one, I feel even more worried. I had 1,300 words written this time last week. I don't have anything written this time, other than the outline. Even though it's nearly 1,000 words, many of...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    I have honestly a whole lot going on in my mind

    right now and I really just want to get into a ditch and scream my lungs out. I just want to scream so loudly that no one can hear me and I will lose my voice and I won't be able to talk or interact with people for a couple days to empty my mind and be in a happy place. Let me...
    StephlyBoz StephlyBoz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Everything sucks. I have a final tonight

    that I literally started studying for yesterday. I already took the class before so I have all the old exams which are basically exactly the same as the new ones, so I've been doing really well and not needing to study. When I looked for my old final yesterday I realized we...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Dec 15, 2015

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    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

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    Nealbrute Nealbrute 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    I'm beyond stressed out.

    I don't now how I manage to always get into complicated and ****** up situations but I do.
    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 4 Responses May 31, 2015

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    It's Life Everybody experiences times

    when nothing seems to go right. It's life. The way it is. Usually you take it in stride. Knowing time will move on; things will get better. Nothing is destined to stay as it is. No matter how long things are bleak or crumbling down everywhere. As the song says, you know...
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    teen07112 teen07112 18-21, F 1 Response May 21, 2014

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    Anyone else have bruxism?

    I always clench my teeth together, for some reason I can't help it. It provides a sort of relief. I don't grind them hard or anything but I bite down and it's like a really bad habit. I certainly don't want to damage my teeth though but it's really hard. It use to be worse...
    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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    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

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    I REALLY need help. Im a horrible procrastinator

    and i can't handle my job any more. i feel horrible about the way i look and feel alone on the inside. Plus i feel like I'm suppose to live up to too many expectations. I don't know what to do!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 17

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    The last few days been feeling extra anxious,

    maybe the lack of sleep had more permanent effects than i thought..Maybe i never noticed i was more anxious in the early after noon because i was sleeping at that time before.Whichever way ive actually had to start writing in my diary again when i didn't have the laptop around...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F Jan 29

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    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 6 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    Sometimes I feel the need to let go.

    But I can't. Like there's some intrinsic force tying me to the past and reality where I am bound to its will. Is this what they call life. It's unbelievably pathetic that I can't get over even just the simplest things.
    Heuristic Heuristic 16-17, F Dec 8, 2015

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    Pretty much being crushed with the pressure of

    school and terrifying endless possibility of the future
    yungpnw yungpnw 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    Ive got hurt ....by someone i truly love.

    .. Im crying....thinking about what to do.... commenting suicide isn't gonna work..... i don't seem anything else to be happy..... other than being with someone.....that makes me happy.... Need someone to help me ....
    babyyyelisa babyyyelisa 13-15, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am 23 and I live at home.

    I work part time and attend school full time. I should have graduated from college by now but it did not work out that way. I'm thinking and wondering is it possible for a person who doesnt have rich parents to go to school, finish, and become self sufficient before 25. Or even...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 16

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    I member of the board at the institution

    where I work, ranted to me for 1 hour about a topic that he is passionate about and did not go his way. Kept going and going and I said : how can I help you in this matter ? -I replied . And he said: I just need to understand where everyone is coming from . ( mmmm..... If he...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 8 Responses Dec 2, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    miserableamy miserableamy 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4, 2014

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    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...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    My stress level is higher

    than it has ever been. I am getting on a plane with my daughter tomorrow to take her back to Alaska, I don't have any money to feed her during this 14 hour trip. I left my boyfriend and she is finishing the school year with my mom. I have to come back get all my things and make...
    MinkeyMouse MinkeyMouse 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    Skankmuffin95 Skankmuffin95 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2015

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