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I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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    Life is too much some times,

    I feel like sleeping but there is a second thought and that thought is that I don't wake up when I fall asleep I don't really understand why I feel like this actually
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 9, 2014

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    In many instances I feel like life has let me

    down despite the effort I have made to make it better. For the past year I have been on a journey of rediscovery. On this journey I have learned to be alone. I'm not talking about for a day, week, short term, no I talking about all day, and everyday. I forced myself to be my own...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Oct 15, 2014

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    So Overwhelmed

    Where do i begin?! I get sooooo overwhelmed with everything. With all my other stories that any of you have read I'm sure you can see that i am a emotional wreck. But this really helps me to ease my mind and get things off my chest.  I have really bad obsessive worries. I...
    Torishu Torishu 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    Stop The Ride... I Wanna Get Off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         I am so absolutely frustrated and fed up. I'm tired, I'm stressed, I'm living hand-to-mouth and putting one foot in front of the other day-to-day just trying to go through the motions. I'm not depressed, I'm not even un-motivated. I have a job that is half-decent and...
    ImHere2 ImHere2 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    I Feel Like Dying.

    I don't even know what to do with myself. Nothing seems to be working out.... nothing seems to have ever worked out. No one ever said life was going to be easy, but why didn't anyone tell me it would be so damn hard? On the outside, it may look like I have my life together. I...
    countingstars countingstars 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2011

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    I figured out a while ago

    that my sister has depression and I figured out a few days ago that one of my best friends has it too. And I just entered grade seven and I have three big tests coming up and I'm trying to study for them all while comforting my friend and my sister while battling my own...
    suicidaljournal suicidaljournal 13-15, F Mar 2

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    I'm tired of pretending I'm "happy"

    and that everything is okay. I feel trapped, I feel that I have no hope.
    alybearbear alybearbear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    MrIndeed MrIndeed 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    My life feels like a never ending to do list I

    am never motivated to finish. As soon as 1 thing gets done, 2 things are added!
    ziggybaby86 ziggybaby86 26-30, F Oct 27, 2014

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    Definition: Contrary to what most people think,

    an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert! Shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, introversion itself is not shyness. Basically, an introvert is a...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 8, 2014

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    I was just coming home from a wedding.

    I've never seen wedding like this way before. I saw the bride and groom looked at each others eyes, and I could tell that they were so happy. Like... Winning. Then... it hit me. I don't wanna play anymore. I wanna win. I wanna have that look. The thought that someday a guy will...
    alifia alifia 18-21, F Sep 7, 2014

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    Lately

    By people.  Not really the ones closest to me.  They are a comfort.  But everyone else who seems to expect something of me.  I pick up on negative energies, and I let this get to me.  It makes me want to avoid, hide, keep to myself -- my classic...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 29, 2010

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    Single mother with 2 teenage boys,

    succeeding with my career, killer workload without any family support or financial support from my ex husband and living in one of the most expensive cities in the world Sydney Australia. Sometimes it's hard holding it together and continue with wonderwoman duties. One good...
    jasminebear jasminebear 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 28, 2014

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    Life is **** and long

    and long and ****
    Adilluminati Adilluminati 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Another Overwhelmed Day

    Everyday i have a lot to do and a lot to take care of. many bills, no money, and a job that doesn't pay enough really. I have a good education, but due to bad choices in life (we all make thm!) I cannot use my degree to better my life. Due to my poor choices made many years...
    jhakti jhakti 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2011

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    I have multiple children.

    I work, I take care of the entire house alone. My kids come to me for everything. I meaner everything. When they come home from school we spend our time dancing, singing, laughing and talking about our day. They often have friends over. They are totally different kids when he...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Too Much At Once

    Anyone who has read any of my other experiences know that I am still grieving my mother. Even now after it has been 4 years. Well the thing is.. my mom was a huge part of my life and well when she died i found myself.......well lost. She cooked, cleaned, encouraged, counseled...
    toofargone toofargone 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2011

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    It really is stressful these days.

    Even the simplest jobs there's so many rules and so much time constraint to get the job done within.
    tangledweb94 tangledweb94 18-21, M Jan 28

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    I am overwhelmed with everything,

    I recently had a bad experience with marijuana. I was with a few of my friends and we we're smoking, and suddenly everything went wrong for me. I began hallucinating, everything was black and white, and had a terrible out of body experience along with severe panic attack. I...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    Embrace what you fear in life,

    let go of what you hold too tight. Give what you have plenty of, and never take more than what you need. If it's too heavy to carry endure it, if it's too light leave it behind. I have always been told that the reason I don't have anything is because I don't want anything. Truth...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1, 2014

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    Too Annoying

    Everything is overwhelming in life, school, social life, drama. Since i'm christian I have to go to services but with everyone whos getting communion. Today we have to go from 4:30 to 9:30pm, like seriously "You have to spend time with god instead of what you normally do" the...
    italianbabe148 italianbabe148 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 21, 2012

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    Please Be Okay

    I often feel overwhelmed by life. Well, not so much by life than by the situations that life throws at me. There are numerous situations that can make me feel overwhelmed; but one stands out above the rest - Not being able to protect the people I love.I am in a situation like...
    Lullacus Lullacus 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Life Is...

    I am not different or extra special or extra unique from other people. I’m not better or worse, smarter or stupid. I am not perfect. I am a person. I’m just me. Everyone lives life. But what “life is” for each of us, is unique. I am the only one who lives life as me. This...
    Sabrina12312 Sabrina12312 36-40 Mar 16, 2012

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    I don't know what to

    even think anymore. I feel like nobody wants me anymore. I'm just a burden to everyone else. My fiance has been telling me that my depression is "bullshit" and he "can't handle it anymore" and he tells me all the great things he would do with his life if we broke up and now...
    KingFaen KingFaen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Life! Strange Life. It shows you the most

    unexpected things and makes you experience most unexpected feeling in life. Some one has very correctly said, truth is stranger then fiction. We can't imagine how life turns, twist and lead us to path which was unexpected. Biggest pain comes in life when when expect more...
    ProudToBeGirl ProudToBeGirl 31-35, F Jul 26, 2014

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    At this moment I feel lonely

    and lost. I'm having one of my poor me days. I keep wondering what I did to get to this point in my life and why I am where I am and not where I want to be. I wonder why I was dealt a bad hand and why I even stay in the game. I guess I'm all in and It's better to play than fold...
    fragmentsoflife fragmentsoflife 22-25, F Mar 11

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    Life

    Sometimes I feel like I will never have enough money, experience, or knowledge to do well in life. I'm scared to be completely on my own, but I yearn for it, too. I want to know I can be completely self-sufficient and can take care of myself. Until then, I just do the best I...
    ladyloves ladyloves 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25, 2008

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    Mayonnaise Jar & Two Beers....

    I hope this little story helps someone like it helped me.When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him...
    trying617 trying617 46-50, M 4 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    I have felt so overwhelmed lately with all me

    sketchule changes i need to lear a latin song for choir that is ******* confusing and just thinking about the STAAR i get nervous i feel i so stressed out and i cant control my self😖
    Felipecantu99 Felipecantu99 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    Stop The World, I Want To Get Off

    Let me begin by saying I realize that there are many out there who have greater responsibilities and must endure graver circumstances. The feeling of being overwhelmed, however, is a realtive one. I have been dealing with my own worsening health and caregiving for parents. My...
    sciguy18 sciguy18 56-60, M 7 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    My mat leave ends in December.

    We can't afford for me to not go back to work. We also can't afford childcare for our two children, especially since our youngest will only be eight months old at the time. Babysitters for kids under a year are basically impossible to find. Also, the thought of someone else...
    jaisikae jaisikae 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    Ok so I'm a single father,

    even though my ex has full custody I usually have her more often then not. I'm just exhausted between work, school, and my young daughter I just feel like screaming. Her mother was supposed to be here 3 hrs ago. I have so much to do today. Clean house, do laundry. I just feel...
    Kwreka89 Kwreka89 26-30, M Jan 18

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    LittleRed2016 LittleRed2016 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    Totally Overwhelmed

    I have been trying to find my passion or my calling for some time without success. I know that the place I am at the moment is not where I should be. i have been trying to find a new job for some time with no luck and I am getting frustratad. I work with a very  passive...
    acuadeterra acuadeterra 31-35, F Nov 14, 2011

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    Nursing school full time

    and working full time is kicking my ***! I feel like I can't take it anymore 😬😬 I need reassurance. 😭
    dani93 dani93 22-25, F Oct 27, 2014

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    My Life's Too Complicated..

    I'd like to think I'm an optimist. I'd like to think nothing can hurt me, that I'm immune to the worst of insults and the hardest of punches. But believing something isn't the same as knowing something, and I know that I'm not completely the person I want to be. In grade seven...
    xspamadvice xspamadvice 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    The Choices We Make: It's like this: It's not

    about just making changes in your life it's about making the right changes. I hear people saying all the time that they make changes but nothing happens. You can change the tires on your car but if it's the oil light going off you haven't made the right change. I gave up...
    Detimus Detimus 36-40, M Sep 1, 2014

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    It's simple, life is not what I expected

    and I'm tired of it. The funny thing is every year I say this is my last one, or I plan my death the best way I know how. Sometimes I want to carry through with it but I get scared, scared of the pain only not who I will leave behind.
    ItsAnt ItsAnt 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    Sometimes everything all at

    once is just too much. Even when I try and take small bites, I am forced to remember all the other things I am going to have to do soon, and thus taking a small bite, is almost like taking it all at once. :/
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Nov 4, 2014

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    Overwhelmed An Ready To Quit

    Hi all, I need quotes of inspiration, stories of people who have been in a similar position, and basically anything that will give me hope that i can get through this. I am completely overwhelmed by everything right now. I am about to commence my very last ten weeks of teaching...
    gemmaes89 gemmaes89 22-25 1 Response Aug 16, 2012

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    That feeling when you don't

    even know what the **** you're feeling.
    texan75 texan75 36-40, F Oct 28, 2014

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    There are too many horrible

    and unbearable things going on in my life, It's like my brain is fried, it's like it has shut down. It's given up. I've just gotten so used to bottling up everything that has happened to me, so now I am paying for it big time I honestly don't know how if I can cope any longer...
    neutralwalrus neutralwalrus 70+, M Jan 25

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    Sometime I Wonder If Its My Life................

    its like a process one day i open my eyes and feel like i am so very blessed to be born and to be alive. i look around and see my mother working around, reciting her prayers and i feel likeher presence brighten my life, i feel the happiness of being loved and protected by so...
    snuffal snuffal 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    Sometimes life just presses down

    and I question whether one thing will be the action that changes my entire life. Will this cost me getting into college and will that cost me a job? And I'll be anxious over it and panic and practically have a nervous breakdown sometimes, just maybe, everything makes complete...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F Aug 31, 2014

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    Sigh...I graduated with my bachelors' degree in

    something that I'm not that crazy about. Instead of continuing to go through life apathetic, I want to really enjoy life and not just "go with the flow" anymore. I want to have a career that I love and that makes me wanna go to work :) But alas, it's hard to know what you like...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    I see patterns and themes

    that have existed all my life. Change is not easy, and sometimes I doubt if it is even possible. Maybe it is comforting to think that it is not, that way the blame is not on me. A few years back when I was attending regular counseling I saw a book on my therapists table titled...
    annalea annalea 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2014

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