I Feel Overwhelmed By Life

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    well the cold weather shelter I've been staying

    at for the night is closing at the end of the month so I'm having some anxiety about where I'm going to go until my housing is available for me or rehab depending on what happens first. I might be going to a crisis bed but I don't want to be locked down in a facility again...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    I've been binge drug using

    for 3 days now and it's starting to make me hallucinate badly which is scary asf. the only reason I kept this binge going is to stay up to talk to a suicidal friend
    nickthejunky nickthejunky
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015
    aelizabeth3300 aelizabeth3300
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2016

    time for a thorough spring cleansing.

    . . .mind,body & safe haven
    deleted deleted
    Mar 10, 2016

    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
    1 Response Mar 16, 2012

    I just feel overwhelmed.

    .. I'm looking for a job... Kind of half-assing it, because I'm uncertain of where I want to live and I'm not confident in my education or my abilities... It's been over 12 years since I've had a full time job.... I think I'm having a nervous breakdown.... I don't know why I...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    May 7, 2015

    I'm so overwhelmed that I don't

    even want to be alive.
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    3 Responses Dec 7, 2015

    ugh having anxiety attacks randomly in the day

    is such a freaking **** off. I can't get anything done, yet I feel even more anxious because I feel like I'm being lazy or weak! WTF I'M JUST TRYING TO CLEAN MY DAMN ROOM
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB
    22-25, F
    Dec 21, 2015

    Tonight I feel I've invested in all the wrong

    things. I have a college education I'm not using, got hair transplants but hair still falls out, ran over 12 miles a day to hurt my knee, invested in friends that only left me. I'm hoping I start investing in something better soon. something tells me I should stay away from...
    YeahthatsMylife YeahthatsMylife
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Dec 8, 2015
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    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Oct 13, 2014

    We're in week 8 of school

    and I already feel overwhelmed. Overwhelmed that I have a lot of worksheets to make online and that students are starting to act up and not want to do work. Teaching is a hell of a job for a person like me. I love teaching! The reason I say its a hell of a job is because I'm...
    EsteeVonne EsteeVonne
    26-30, F
    Oct 5, 2015
    mozaq mozaq
    18-21, F
    Aug 14, 2015

    There's those days when you wake up in a vat

    full of total just blah, feeling like crap. Not sick, but sometimes sick of what's going on around you. When she and her past ways settle into my stomach and it eats at me. I get scared because I'm afraid my boys are failing, which means I failed them. Sitting in this torturous...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf
    41-45, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    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
    31-35, F
    Oct 27, 2014

    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
    41-45, M
    Sep 8, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

    there are so many things

    that i want to accomplish but im not sure where to start. sometimes i feel like im not meant to get what i want and that im moving through life with no real purpose, no real guidance, no real goals. i'll always just be drifting through space
    deswill95 deswill95
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    Aug 31, 2014


    Overwhelmed,That’s me,Life, It’s too much,The fun has gone,I’ve had enough,If only,There was an emergency exit,I’d use it!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 28, 2011

    I'm totally ground under the heal of life.

    Life has thoroughly humiliated me in spite of all my efforts. I don't know why I should bother trying anymore. I'm not young any more, I don't have time to bounce back. I need things to work out but they never do.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    All I want is peace of mind.

    No more worrying about the inevitable. I just want to be a dragonfly or a tree. I don't want conscious thought. I just want to be free of the human experience.
    bawstenbrewin bawstenbrewin
    22-25, F
    Feb 15, 2016

    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
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2014

    all life ever does is their **** at me!

    my stupid ex is moving back to avoid losing the custody battle we are in. all she cares about is money and herself. my daughter and I are being emotionally and mentally abused and I can't take much more beating. I hate her so much. I don't care what some say, I've kept this...
    bizzbanny bizzbanny
    22-25, M
    Jan 18, 2016
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Mar 26, 2016

    Life is crazy. Its great

    but it sucks all at once. I cant make up my mind about what decisions to make cuz there life altering decisions n idk. Im stressed n i jus wanna have fun!!! Idk, but ill figure it out
    theresajanelle theresajanelle
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015

    I cant breathe. Last December I was diagnosed w

    an auto immune disorder, this year I find out I have stage 1 cancer. I had surgery once for it which hurt like a ***** and I had to take painkillers. oh have I not said I'm a recovering addict. heroin. now I have to have the same surgery again. I feel so overwhelmed with life.
    mrthinksalot mrthinksalot
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    There is why to much going on right now.

    I feel like I'm drowning.
    tgwwtl16 tgwwtl16
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 7, 2015

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... I feel

    so ****. Its like I'm in a race and I've fallen so far behind that I'll never catch up. I am so tired all the time. I can't get out of bed- literally have to force myself. But I have so much to do. Sometimes just thinking about it makes me dizzy and sick. Even approaching it I...
    js246 js246
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2015

    I have ADD depression

    and General Anxiety Disorder and although I royally screwed up my life in the past I'm trying to get help and get better but it just feels like I'm drowning! How can I get better when I can't afford medication or to even do the things that's my counselor suggests would help?
    OlivSinclairB OlivSinclairB
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    my doctor say it was a good idea to go see a a

    psychiatrist. what do you guys think should I make my appointment?
    LuvJ94 LuvJ94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2015

    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

    Oftentimes I feel it's a mother's condition to

    feel overwhelmed with life. Why else did doctors start prescribing Xanax to stay-at-home mothers? Having to deal with their children all day-- especially during the formative years-- is enough to drive anyone crazy. But what about the mothers who work a full time job and then...
    Xxnikki00 Xxnikki00
    31-35, F
    Dec 10, 2015

    Thoughts going round my head: Where did I go

    wrong? Who am I, really? What have I even achieved? I've failed at life in every aspect possible. I'm a loser. What am I going to do? Do I even have a future? I've ****** up my life. Am I actually lazy? Most of all I'm a huge disappointment....
    js246 js246
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    Death and loss, the two great motivators in

    evaluating the quality of your own life. It grants a unique perspective, clear and free from the foggy illusions of words. It is in the aftermath of loss that we see the truth in actions. Driven by a desire to ensure that, when we come to the end of our own journey, it was...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Mar 27, 2016

    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

    I look around my house

    and it's a mess. I do my best to do as much as I can to clean it, but with 3 kids, one of them an infant, I can't get very much done. What little I can accomplish gets immediately messed up again by the kids, so I feel like it's pointless to even try.
    bananafrenchtoast bananafrenchtoast
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    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
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    Jul 9, 2014

    I'm a big sister of multiple children who's

    parents do not care for them properly-from material things to nurturing and attention. Two of my younger sisters, 9&13 are both acting inappropriately on social media for attention. I don't believe at all that either would do any of the things they suggest, but I'm very...
    onebrokegirl onebrokegirl
    22-25, F
    Dec 20, 2015

    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
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    That feeling when you don't

    even know what the **** you're feeling.
    texan75 texan75
    41-45, F
    Oct 28, 2014

    School is taking so much work.

    The projects and the people are too much for me. I am barely done with high school and I already can't cope. The rest of my life is going to be terrible, so why not just die now? I have so much to do and remember, all the time. I'm sick of it. I just want to end it. I'm tired of...
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat
    18-21, F
    May 11, 2014

    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

    Life is seriously kicking my *** at the moment.

    My mom, whom I am close to & has been the only constant in my life for 46 years, is having some serious health issues...I can't imagine living life without her in it. It makes me physically sick to think about. Then the money situation is horrible. I have 3 kids...17, 13, 12...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    Everything is wrong. Not one thing in my life

    is good right now. It's so overwhelming. I can't take all the stress and pressure. I just want to sleep. My dreams aren't any better than my life right now, but at least I can wake up, realize it was a dream, and go back to sleep. I can't fall asleep anyway. I'm too busy...
    aelizabeth3300 aelizabeth3300
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 21, 2016

    I wish there was a pause button I could push

    while I figured things out.
    bethany444 bethany444
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2016

    It's sad when you think you've hit the point of

    complete apathy and are starting to move past and get better and then it gets stronger and worse and you care less about important things like family, job, and your own health.
    Gsdlover7 Gsdlover7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    I know this is a small matter

    for others but its stressing the poop out of me. So I don't know why in my brain that I should apply to tons of jobs because I really wanted a job and now I have multiple job offers and I don't know which one to accept. :(
    XxSxarletxX XxSxarletxX
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    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
    5 Responses Jun 25, 2012
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