I Can't Shut Off My Feelings

They're constantly there, with no end in sight. How do you shut them down??? 1,068 People

    My feelings are so messy.

    I can't handle things day to day anymore.I am trying to cope but my heart and mind are fighting.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2016

    so i wish i could just shut all the rest of me

    off. im so exhausted... what happened? everything feels so jagged and sharp. im in the fog again calling names out but all i hear is faint echoes of laughter. the feeling of a party where you were not invited. a bar full of strangers. a landscape familiar yet subtly...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 16, 2015


    I wish I had an "on-off" switch, that way I can turn my feelings on, or off, but I don't have that, I wish I did, because sometimes my feelings are just too much. For the past hour or so, I have been laying in bed, crying. Its just, I can't do it, I'm doing this through my phone...
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

    Wrote this in my spare time.

    I actually liked doing this essay. If anyone wants to see the full essay then msg me
    ThinxAna ThinxAna
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2016

    eyes are my weakness.

    ..always have been. my first obsessive love...the girl with the pale grey eyes that made my pulse hammer. the cornflower blue of the girl who liked me though i was stupidly stuck on the one who did not. the striking green eyes of my broken angel. i still feel such agony at...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Jun 25, 2015

    I hate when feelings affect my mood

    so much; when I know those feelings are illogical and unfair.
    Sewmuch2do Sewmuch2do
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    I wish I mattered to someone.

    everyone would be happy when I die.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2015

    Anger , anger , anger.

    . Too much anger in me..
    Fangirl7 Fangirl7
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 11, 2014
    deleted deleted
    Jun 4, 2014

    Sometimes I want to,

    because it can be too much to deal with. I just try not to let them get too out of hand.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2015

    I feel so so sad😢 wish there was a cure

    for depression cause it must be the worse illness to have for any human being
    anns07 anns07
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    my mom says to speak my mind

    whenever I feel sad. then when I do, she gets mad at me.
    deleted deleted
    Jan 18, 2015

    I guess I just have to resign myself to the fact

    that I will always love you and because of that will always carry sadness in my heart. No matter how happy I think I am, there's always this underlying sadness I feel. Right below the surface hiding from everyone even me sometimes. But alas it won't stay hidden for long. A...
    seekinglover seekinglover
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 9, 2015

    Why Would I Want to Shut Them Down?

    I am who I am...and "it's my life, to ruin my own way".... It hurts to be me, but I can't be anyone else. Every once and awhile, a sweet man has touched me sexually and I stupidly think they had fallen in love with me. Ha! I am lonely, but it's just the way I am....I...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Sep 16, 2009
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx
    26-30, F
    Apr 1, 2014

    I'm having trouble sitting with my feelings

    right now.... I feel so sad about my son moving and all my heartache is catching up with me. I feel like I'm going to puke or crawl out of my skin... I can't stand being alone right now... I feel so sick
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    Where Is My On Off Switch

    I want my on-off-swtich. Because there are SO many times, I would turn off my emotions.
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

    I just simply can't. I can hold them in

    as long as I can but then they end up over flowing all over the wrong person and just I wish I had better control. I hate that I can hold it in for so long then just a small thing breaks me down and I'm saying things I don't mean. It makes me feel so darn aful
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014


    for me feelings are sacred - they're how you know how you feel, strong emotions or gentle ones, they each expand my soul, and within each is a spark of knowledge, that can burst into a flame to heat my house, my soul, my Self. my quest is that for learning. feelings...
    theologian theologian
    18-21, M
    Oct 1, 2009
    Timona Timona
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2014

    😭😭😭 i just want to cry

    and cry!! I keep fighting this sad feeling but it just keeps coming back . It was my 21st birthday yesterday and all i did was cry!! I have been okk most of the time for the past couple of months 😭😭😭
    lovemusicnicole lovemusicnicole
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 9, 2014

    The worst feeling in the world is

    when you can't love someone else because your heart still belongs to the one who broke it.
    Angelynne Angelynne
    16-17, F
    Jun 28, 2014

    Every day like the last.

    Its been such an effort to put some of my feelings to words, even now, i doubt ill be able to do it justice, i doubt ill ever be able to convey the depths of my despair to anyone reading this, unles they themselves have experienced heartbreak and betrayal. Its been months since...
    DiesSomnium DiesSomnium
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    And am absolutely hating it right now,

    emotions mess you up in the head, it is annoying.
    Meth09 Meth09
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014


    I wish I could shut off my feelings completely & forget about everything..
    jssp jssp
    41-45, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2013

    i think being in a relationship is a trap.

    I become the worst version of myself when i'm in a relationship. I am so emotional, indulgent, selfish, less sociable and do many many bad things just to please only myself. btw, those guys are nice but im the one who mess up myself and the relationships.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 16, 2016

    Letting Go

    I am one of those overly emotionaly, sensitive types. Sometimes, I even exhibit an over the top flair for the dramatic. EP is my place to vent, to let it all burst out with no restraint. It's my release. Once I've let it go, I feel better. To all my lovely EP friends...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    14 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    I need to vent and I say **** it.

    Ok **** it. I say **** my own family especially my mom. I hate my mom. I will have her visit me anymore nor will I let her see my daughter til I am ready. If she rather chooses to do her own undoing and treat me like **** and prefers her **** over her granddaughter, then...
    deleted deleted
    Jan 15, 2015

    There are those who never show their

    feelings On the other hand There are idiots like me
    Chucklesh Chucklesh
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2014

    No Happiness..

    I try to stop hating everything&everybody but I cant because its like the feeling is in control of me and there is nothing I can do about it. I cry pretty much all the time because all I want to do is be alone..When your feeling like this and you have not one person to talk to...
    Popee88 Popee88
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 5, 2011

    Lots to be thankful for.

    I have a home, a place to lay my head, I am ok. Money seems to rule us. But me, I think my children will remember my smile. My genuine smile. Money, the ruler of all.
    icehopper icehopper
    36-40, F
    Jul 14, 2014

    The psyche is what drives us on.

    It's our soul, our individuality and our energy. Others should respect this and try to blend in, at least as best they can. For shutting this off or pretending to be something else which isn't you only hurts and deceives everyone involved and confuses you into not knowing what...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Oct 18, 2015

    I feel bad....I want to be able to not care

    so much. I hate being emotional about everything.
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2014

    I know my feelings are a cause of great

    inconvenience for you, I'm so sorry.
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2016

    Increased Empathy

    Why do i feel for others as well as myself? Why does it hurt me DEEPLY to see a child suffer, an animal tortured or an innocent man killed? Yes, some people "feel bad/sorry" for them, but I FEEL THEIR PAIN. I cant help but to cry or be angry, liek the emotion is transfered to me...
    CCPhilosophy CCPhilosophy
    26-30, F
    Mar 12, 2013

    Though I Am Known For Wanting To . . .

    I can't shut off my feelings, I may be able to decide whether to act on them at that particular moment but I cannot shut them off. The volatility and intensity of my emotions could probably power the earth if not the sun. Yes, it gets that hot inside. I don't try to get worked up...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 17, 2009

    I started chatting with someone from overseas

    today. We hit it off pretty well, both laughing and flirting for hours. I'm feeling pretty good because she never private messages anyone else but, she instigated the chat with me. Time goes on, I'm totally feeling her, and she pulls a 'we should stop talking, it's in the best...
    B6BFootC6 B6BFootC6
    22-25, M
    Apr 4, 2014

    They Rule

    I hate being ruled by my feelings.  I don't like feeling.  Why can't I just be?  Why do I have to feel every little thing? Some days I'm on top of the world.  All is well and nothing hurts.  I realize the truth of things and my feelings don't interfere in my life at all...
    seekinglover seekinglover
    56-60, F
    May 3, 2012

    I wish it was that easy.

    If it were, I wouldn't feel so much resentment. I will admit that it isn't half as bad as it once was, but a year and a half later, it's still there when it shouldn't be at all. I've never been the kind of person who could get over things quickly without getting their feelings...
    MyLifeAsBeth MyLifeAsBeth
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 9, 2014

    Safe From The Storm?

    I thought I could shut off my feelings, block out the storm by putting up shutters with little suns on them, smiley suns with goofy sunglasses and a bright outlook.  It worked, for a while.  It was almost as if it was nice out, as if there never was a storm.  But I think I got...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

    Have You?

    Have you felt like wanting to turn-off yourself? So you can bring your heart to a sudden halt As it beats with deep pain and disappointment? Have you wished to feel unmoved So your mind could cease speaking with your heart And they would stop conspiring against yourself? Have you...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 15, 2011


    I'm tired of needing and wanting what should come naturally.  I'm tired of explaining what it is I want.  I'm tired of looking at you.  I'm tired of making excuses for you.  I want more and I'm going to be sure I get it.  Its obvious you are attempting to...
    ichooselife ichooselife
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2009

    "Everyone keeps telling me

    that time heals all wounds, but no one can tell me what I'm supposed to do right now. It's right now I can't sleep. It's right now that I can't eat. Right now I still hear his voice and sense his presence even though I know he's not here. Right now all I seem to do is cry. I...
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    1 Response Feb 17, 2016
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