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I Am Working On Myself

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    I have trouble with grasping on to the fact

    that I can't fix everything and sometimes it takes a couple friends to help me realize
    briannabanana briannabanana 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So you know how your intuition shows you the

    big picture of where you'd like to be. Then you fall back into your body and it starts panicking because it thinks it has to get there right now!! I figured that my poor body is trying to get me there while in the same time trying to heal from the past. Starting to feel...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F Nov 19

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    A little while ago I started the 100 Days of

    Happy challenge. A friend of mine was posting about it on Facebook, so I checked it out. Basically, for 100 days you make a note of whatever made you happy each day. Doesn't matter how big or how small. You can post it on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or just keep track of it in...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 4

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    I know a lot of people respect my

    transformation, but there are those who continue to make me inadequate about my sobriety. Granted, everyone has their problems. But, I'm trying! Some people can never be satisfied, I suppose. Regardless, I am keeping my head high and pushing forward to achieve what I want out...
    JaidIsAWildflower JaidIsAWildflower 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 22

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    I want to be stronger

    and more powerful.
    lowlowloks lowlowloks 18-21, F Oct 24

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    Im working toward being a better person.

    I volunteer at an Animal Shelter. I got my GED. I'm searching for a job. I found God again. I have love that I need to face; Im working on it. Im working on my depression; Working on it. I'm adjusting to my new home; Working on it. Im connecting with my inner self; Working on it...
    soitskindoflikeadiary soitskindoflikeadiary 18-21, F Jan 22

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    Always working...trying to be more tolerant,

    more patient...trying to better my body...mind...spirit. It helps me deal with those in my life who are not so much patient, tolerant, friendly etc...
    sunnygrlamy sunnygrlamy 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I know am at a very young age.

    I've been experiencing some pretty tough situations that I know I will overcome soon. I just to worry about myself and not let what others think about me get to me. I know am worth something in life and others peoples opinions don't matter. I'm just trying to fix myself one...
    trinaiscray trinaiscray 13-15, F Nov 8

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    Hi. I am a man, well not just a man,

    but a father. I am 30 years old and I can't seem to stop being so damn stupid. With every step forward I take I lose sense of direction and complete a DaVinci's circle. I don't want to be this man remembered for my ignorance or thought of when things go to ****. Here I am...
    aintlife1000 aintlife1000 26-30, M 4 Responses Dec 4

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    But am I working on myself

    for me or for others?
    meizhu meizhu 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 17

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    I feel like when someone gives me feedback i

    automatically get defensive. I really need to fix that about me. And i think thats the only think i need to work on.
    amberlxl amberlxl 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Currently on a journey to find myself & pick up

    all my broken pieces. I was in a ****** up relationship that I let destroy me. Finally had the courage to let go, I deserve to be treated way better. Feeling somewhat lost but slowly everything's gonna fall into place. Just gotta Grow from the things you go through & stay...
    yonessuhh yonessuhh 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 26

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    I want to better myself ,

    I want to be all I can be. I will not settle for less and I have to beat the odds. I want to fix what others broke for me.
    AnneofGreen AnneofGreen 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I am staying home from work today to take a

    mental health day. So un balanced and unsatisfied it's distracting. Need tea, yoga, meditation and music. Some adult interaction would be nice too. :)
    lunaLuna30 lunaLuna30 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    They say its never too late to start :) I was

    lost in those guys things and fantasy land that I forgot that loving myself aint enough I have to work on myself! I had enough of all these ..Now its time for my comeback! Seriously this was never me! I guess its in holidays maybe :P But whatever it was enough of Lazy-ing! I am...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F 10 Responses Dec 1

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    I am a girl with a horrible past

    and a heart made of glass.
    allie724 allie724 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    I am working on myself physically

    and mentally to become the person I want to be. With each step forward I gain a little more confidence
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My realization after seeing a psychologist:

    That Maybe... I could still cure myself. I realized I dont want to take antidepressants. The thought of it makes me feel even more depressed. So yeah. Also, I dont want to depend on it. I have a feeling that I could still do something to lessen, if not to stop, my depression...
    Spencer024 Spencer024 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 11

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    Lately I've been down.

    I don't want to be down anymore so I've changed my diet, started exercising and trying positive affirmations. It's hard but I have to do this for my sanity.
    Tupster Tupster 51-55, F 10 Responses Nov 11

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    Today a boy I have been involved with decided

    to end things after a few months. A while ago he broke my heart but today I let him do it all again. I've decided I need to work on myself and stop relying on boys. I'm fourteen and I do not need them in order to be happy. It will take awhile for me to get used to this, but it's...
    camxyn camxyn 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 19

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    Something I am working on really hard right

    now is not taking blame for other people's issues...I tend to feel like if my husband is down or mad, somehow it is always my fault...even if I haven't done anything different. I immediately want to somehow fix things. So I'm learning sometimes what is bothering him is not for...
    haleyscomet88 haleyscomet88 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    I am working to be 100% comfortable with

    who I am, my looks and all and to not be or feel so insecure all the time.
    tartansforever33 tartansforever33 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I'm a young male adult and,

    I've been chosen by God to preach his word. So I am trying my hardest to better myself. So that people may look at me and see his grace instead of my mistakes. I still struggle with the use of foul language and vulgarity. Being an eighteen year old future preacher your friends...
    BubbaSasquatch BubbaSasquatch 18-21, M Nov 24

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    I like exercising and working out to be better

    physically. Mentally, I don't care what people think of me. I workout everyday. I eat healthy. I used to be really sensitive now I'm not. I'm really proud to see how I am becoming.
    teresaboo teresaboo 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 28

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    Why is it so hard too keep the bad thoughts

    blocked out I drive myself crazy with **** that isnt even that big of a deal...problems that I caused myself to begin with then I allow my head to run with one small insignificant problem that could simply go away by stopping the foolish behavior that I am talking about this...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I would like to become more - supportive - of

    people. It's one of the things I've started to almost 'study' in people's interactions. I grew up in a family that was fine, pleasant, a bit cold. Definitely invalidating of emotions... and I picked up that habit, or default reaction. I just didn't grow up with any healthy...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F Nov 24

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    ifeelempty83 ifeelempty83 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    There's a quote I love.

    "Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." - Rumi I have become a reclusive person because I find that people's negative energy just depletes my motivation to go out and be around other people. I have to work on...
    fairsprite fairsprite 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    I mess up in a lot of things

    and I get scolded a lot...but I want to improve on myself to be a person who is capable and can reach out a helping hand to those who need it
    steensonv steensonv 16-17, F Nov 4

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    I don't think I ever told some,

    in person, that I am here for them.. In fact out side of writing things down I have never really expressed my feelings so outwardly to someone.. I always get uncomfortable to tell someone "you know I'm here for you right?" I don't if it's because I feel it might be to mushy or...
    Moniqueismyname1 Moniqueismyname1 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    lunaLuna30 lunaLuna30 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I'm a girl with a PAST.

    A past that no one completely knows about. Just me. yes I've shared a few things to like very few people but I have never said everything. I feel that I don't have the guts to completely talk about my past. I try not to think about and honestly I feel that it has gotten to a...
    Vnaturaldisaster Vnaturaldisaster 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 16

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    I have sealed myself into a safe little box

    over the years. I am rediscovering myself now and branching out. I have blamed my husband for being controlling, but have realized that I haven't set firm boundaries and he has only controlled me as much as I have let him. Don't get me wrong, I am not a timid housewife. I am an...
    NWBiggirl420 NWBiggirl420 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I've realized that in life sometimes u

    not only focus on the unimportant things in life but sometimes we make those things priorities. I think once a person acknowledges that one has no control over the origin of their breath, life might be valued more. Once one realizes the first breath taken by u was given by God...
    Pariis22 Pariis22 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I always tell myself

    when I feel bad or get that thought "I'm so ugly" thing in my head, I'm a work in progress. I know who I am, and I like who I am. But there's so much I haven't tried yet, and so much that I don't know about myself. I'm a work in progress, recently I found out. The thug that...
    missmaybeundercover missmaybeundercover 16-17, F Nov 12

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    Trying to balance every aspect in my life.

    It has been a crazy ride since I turned 18. So much things have happened. However, I am trying to be constantly happy. I'm trying to let go of things, even if it still hurts a whole lot. I think sometimes we just have these moments where we feel stuck and we don't know what to...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I want to speak english an any how

    but I don,t have good frainds who can speak english with me, any body is here who can join me or help me ?
    soyaa1 soyaa1 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I've been working on myself lately.

    I want my hubby to always be attracted to me. I know I'm not ugly but I still feel it some days. Today I worked out for an hour hard. Feel so much better.
    armstrong7984 armstrong7984 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    I battle depression. And am trying to socialize

    and improve myself. My self esteem isn't very positive. I basically need friends or guidance. But, I'm improving/ trying.
    dianaaasuckss dianaaasuckss 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    I want to be more assertive

    and more outgoing. Be more sure if myself and speak up more.
    LunaSolTierra LunaSolTierra 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm too sad to write

    or draw tonight. It used to be such an good emotional outlet for me, but for some reason I just couldn't do it tonight.. I'm too sad.. The more I tried to draw and write the more nostalgic I became about things I know will never be the same. I used to paint this image in my mind...
    christina9058 christina9058 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Tea Time. I am focusing on my internal emotions

    and thoughts today. The psychology of this realization of my desire to be a submissive are so confusing. Now that I have this desire I feel incomplete. This is not like me. I have ways thought that I do not need another person to complete me, make me happy or fulfilled. It...
    lunaLuna30 lunaLuna30 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Ever since I was a young girl I can recall

    being a worrier (Yes you read that right...although I was a Warrior one year for halloween lol) It has always been this way for me. I remember staying up all night before the first day of school because I was worried about my new school and teachers. As a teenager I dealt with...
    Refugeblue83 Refugeblue83 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 18

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    So for the first time ever I have seen my

    future spent the night in the mental care section of the emergency room they sedated me slept like a baby for 6 1/2 hours finally got the anxiety to stop the jerks released me without any medication and no help after a very short evaluation truth be told I don't believe I am any...
    itsjustme3684 itsjustme3684 26-30, M Dec 11

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    I am a constant work in progress.

    Progression in life is essential.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Nov 13

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    People tell me that they can't tell what I am

    thinking, that I can be cold and apathetic, that I don't seem to react normally to love and loss and my guard is always up. They always ask why and I say they don't need to or want to know, that it will make them sad, but they insist. They always regret asking.
    redwolfmoon redwolfmoon 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 16

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