I Feel Overwhelmed Sometimes

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    Yeah

    Today, especially, for some reason.  I can't put my finger on it.  My usual coping techniques are failing me today.   
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 17, 2009

    Wreck

    I get overwhelmed a lot. With anger, sadness, excitement.. Any really strong emotions and my feelings just take hold of me and I cry. Its terribly embarrasing sometimes. If I get overwhelmed by anything my body just makes me pop out a few tears. My friend even calls me Fish...
    abstractjunkie abstractjunkie
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2009

    Right now It's you and them.

    . I can't stop wondering if you've been talking to them, trying to make things right between the 2 of you and then kick me out of your life... I mean so many people have done it that I would think I would be used to it.. But nahh I'm not... Thoughts vs feelings vs curiosities...
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    I am feeling overwhelmed.

    I'm trying to find a new house. My job is demanding right now and I will only be at work one day this week. Thankful I've banked so much sick and vacation time. College classes start Tuesday and I have class every Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday and Friday I have to drive my dad...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 19, 2015

    Overwhelmed

    I know everyone has a hard life I've met them all on EP, people with one leg, people with no arms, people who have two genders. I know they all have a harder life than I but I still feel the need to tell everyone how hard my life can be sometimes....I have to take pills in the...
    angeldelinkwent angeldelinkwent
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2010

    My Journey.

    Just got a lot going on. Had no idea at my age that I would be here. Work 5 1/2 days a week and try to keep everybody else happy. do the house work . I seem to have no time for myself. And no one seems to understand. Just need to chat sometimes to get it all off my chest. I'm a...
    quintella quintella
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2012

    I feel like a pure idiot every time I give my

    heart to someone hoping they will take good care of it , but instead I'm left cleaning up the mess they made....
    depressionhurtss depressionhurtss
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2015

    Gah! Someone please just hug me.

    I can't take it anymore. Make it all stop and on pause. :'(
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2014

    Closing In

     recently there have been times when it seemed like the walls were closing in.my mom being very ill,my brothers doing the things they did,friends becoming ill.it seemed like i had no where to turn.no where to hide.i had to simply grin and fight through it.i had no answers...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    36-40
    Oct 6, 2009

    Drowning In Vanity And Monotony

    There is nothing terrible, miserable, or otherwise, about the life I am currently leading. I understand that millions of people have it worse. I have all my limbs, all my rights, a loving family, a sweet boyfriend, and enough ramen to feed myself for several meager months. I...
    JejuneStar JejuneStar
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2012

    Too Many At One Time!

    Yes, I am a friend to all. My door is always open. I will listen, will be there for a person, try to offer some advice or care. And this is how I will be, until the day I die. It's my true self, helping others runs in my blood! My whole family is the same, believe it or not...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 28, 2009

    Right now I feel so overwhelmed.

    .. As I cry into my pillow, the urge to hurt myself grows strong and stronger... I'm not happy.. I've acted happy so well that I've fooled myself... I lay here and think that I've dug myself so deep into keeping others happy, I can't get myself out.. **** everything... I'm so...
    Catho Catho
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2015

    Today is one of those days

    that it seems like NOTHING has went right and on top of it all I am feeling defeated in several areas of my life!
    MyCrazyLife63 MyCrazyLife63
    36-40, F
    Mar 3, 2015

    The thoughts and voices are

    so loud and annoying tonight. I can't make them stop on my own. There are things I can do to make them stop, but if I do them you will leave me. The only problem is...you haven't come with any ideas of what to replace my ways of coping with anything else. And you aren't there to...
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2015

    I'm feeling like a tornado.

    I just want to destroy everything in my way and in my life. I need to control this feeling before I do just that.
    unbrokenground unbrokenground
    41-45, F
    Aug 18, 2015

    I have a lot of free-time in the next few days,

    & I have no idea what to do with it. It's actually causing a lot of stress at the moment. . . I don't know how to prioritize. I think it's especially hard for me right now because it's spring. Spring is such a hard time of year for me. I think it has a lot to do with where I...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 23, 2015

    Yesterday something scary happened to me.

    I was in the theatre where we saw a great play and then there was a meeting with actors and the director and spectators. It was a foreing play that brought me nostalgia and ment a lot to me. At the end my friends asked (almost pushed) me to take autographs as I spoke the...
    Memonster Memonster
    26-30
    Oct 2, 2014

    I work at a warehouse.

    I have a set time to start but the finishing time is whenever they finish running products. It could be anywhere from 8 to 12 hour days swing shift. Yesterday i called and told them i was going to be late because my sitter hasn't come yet and i told her i didn't know how long...
    Smiledezzlovesu Smiledezzlovesu
    26-30
    Mar 22

    I have a tendency of having too many things

    going on at one time. I feel like I'm taking to long to set my career in line. .. I'm overwhelmed
    Patval1933 Patval1933
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2014

    I will br fi ihing school soon

    and become a registered nurse. yay! I guess... im relieved that uni is ending but I dont feel happy.... im 24 y/o now. I love my work as a nurse and taking care of people but it's so draining sometimes. ... maybe I just need a break? idk I feel like I'm running around in...
    Efoile Efoile
    22-25, M
    Nov 9, 2014

    Of Course

    Who doesn't feel overwhelmed once in awhile?  This group should be gigantic!!  I think a lot of people are too busy keeping up appearances to admit that they are overwhelmed too.  I admit it, with four kids under the age of 4, who wouldn't be overwhelmed?  I...
    Twinsmom4 Twinsmom4
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2008

    I don't think messaging through here will be

    that useful/practical to me anymore. There are too many messages from many people who mean well (most of them anyway), but I can't hold a conversation when I have 20 other ones to follow at the same time. The response delay can just be very weird and can lower the motivation for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 31, 2015

    Right now there is too damn much going on in my

    life. I can't take one more thing going wrong. And I know I sound like a broken record because I hit the same wall over and over. I must be getting what I deserve. This is what I get for trying to be a good wife and mother. Doormat. I know I have to make things happen for me...
    Ludavin Ludavin
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

    Building Up

     Overwhelmed seems to be one of the most fitting words these days. I've been using it to describe my state of being for the last few months. It's mostly with feelings but this energy has been pouring into other areas of my life. I've been through a lot of emotional events...
    SilverLinedShadows SilverLinedShadows
    22-25
    1 Response Sep 18, 2009

    I'm bi curious and not sure

    if I should have the experience. I'm married and don't want my husband to know.
    RobbiKassie RobbiKassie
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 13, 2015

    My mum found out about my cutting

    and ED and how low I actually feel...now she wants me on all these different meds and talking to a bunch of specialists and everything.... But I feel like it's all coming on too fast and sudden. I just need to slow down and take a break. It's too much right now, please just give...
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

    Dear Universe,

    I know that great things often come out of bad situations. I know that we rarely are given more than we can handle in life, and that those expreiences are meant help us grow stronger...but does the load have to be just shy of the breaking point???I lost my apartment. No problem...
    FordPrefect42 FordPrefect42
    41-45, M
    20 Responses Dec 8, 2011

    My Heart Exposed

    I would never write this for 'the world' to read if it weren't for being anonymous. That's the unique thing about EP for me. So, thank you, EP! A few of my friends are going through a rough time right now. I wish I could do something to make it better overnight. But I am doing...
    Freedom901 Freedom901
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2010

    I want to sleep until I feel better

    but I am beginning to realize that if I did this, I'd never be awake.
    PhurGirl PhurGirl
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 27, 2014

    school is the thing that stresses me out the

    most, it makes me feel worthless sometimes, and I have to deal with being gay, I dont like to hide it but im too scared to come out...
    JakeAstoise JakeAstoise
    16-17, M
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

    Wow...just Need Somebody To Pray For Me.

    Been going through alot lately.. glad there is some place I can write this down. I know God is there and he is gonna make it all better. Just feeling like nobody even wants to talk to me except when they need or want something. It would be nice to have a best friend. but I am...
    quintella quintella
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 14, 2012

    Over everything! I will sit there

    and think how my brain feel so cluttered and dirty. Almost like I need to organize all my thoughts. I have so much that I need to do in my life and life seems to keep getting in my way. My mind races all the time. I have forgotten how to step back and take a breath and just live...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 29, 2014

    last night didn't turn out the way i expected.

    this morning i woke up in the hospital. thank goodness my best friends were there.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    Having to take melatonin to knock myself out

    just to escape the madness in my head for a while...not fun. I just wish I could escape the madness forever.
    jackjack600 jackjack600
    18-21, F
    Feb 15, 2015

    I am going to take the opportunity right

    now to vent. I am aware that there are many other people going through more stressful things in their lives. And because of that I have a habit of down playing things or pushing my own aside. It is a tough habit to break. I even have a hard time posting my problems on here. I...
    dreamingquietly04 dreamingquietly04
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2015

    today is my day off and im sick.

    i just want to sleep and rest and finish my project. but i can't cause i have to tutor and this kids stresses me out he doesn't listen but ******* if i don't show up. my car is in the shop so most likely i will bus it . uggh life sometimes
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 5, 2015

    lately everything is just

    so hard and everyone expects you to have all the answers but i just don't know. how can so many people expect so much from just one person? it doesn't help not having anyone i can turn to who will just sit there and listen with out saying i'm just being a baby or that i over...
    kyleskylar kyleskylar
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    Overwhelmed.

    Dear Furries,Second Haven has been a safe and wonderful place for local Cincinnati Furs to get together and find and meet new furry friends.Please do not destroy that with senseless drama. You are hurting the fandom. You are hurting me. You are hurting everyone.This drama is...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 24, 2012

    Oh My Gosh!!

    I don't get easily frazzled by life b/c I think I'm pretty tough but I feel overwhelmed with all of my responsibilities. Three kids three different personalities thats enough right there. Believe it or not you have a duty to be whatever it is that you are daughter,son aunt,uncle...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real
    36-40, F
    Jun 7, 2008
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