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I Have To Encourage Myself Often

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 155 People

    Every Day, All The Time

    I'm trying to break free from the negativity and depression that has plagued me for 30 years.I've been focusing on only positive things, and giving myself a break when I mess up or do something not very positive. I have to remind myself that I'm human, and I have a right to...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2011

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    Self Motivation

    Seriously, I have to tell myself  "I can do this"..I do so much in school, lesson plans, my personal  studies and meetings..I spent a 12 hour day .doing my class & evening classes. I often say, " Just 2 more hours, you can  rest then. After a tough day I pat...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 2 Responses May 20, 2010

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    It Isn't Always Easy

    To encourage yourself takes a determine to make it mind I often have to remind myself of positiveness to reinforce what I know I already know It has been so many times I felt like I just had to have another humans approval that I should not allow situations and delimma's to get...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 17, 2013

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    Everything Will Be Ok... God Is Working Things Out

    As things move and change, making most of us uncomfortable, and uncertain of what may happen next, please hear that "Everything will be OK. God is working things out." As I write this hub, I think about Paul - who sets an excellent example that reminds us to encourage...
    sroberts9 sroberts9 46-50, F Mar 1, 2011

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    I have cut myself before and i felt good. I am not proud but this is the truth. I am not a masochist. Deep inside of me there is a huge pain. When i cut myself i forget 'the' pain...
    michaniel michaniel 16-17, T Mar 22

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    I am an artist in art school. With that comes figure drawing class (drawing nude models) it's one of my favorites. But today was so Uncomfortable for the first time. I had to draw...
    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My 3 year training contract ends in July. There is another trainee in the same year as me, but I feel as though he is more liked than me, because he's more of a 'man' than me...
    ShaunSAP ShaunSAP 18-21, M Mar 23

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    my leg is killing me i haven't cut myself like that in awhile an i.....didn't wanna stop i wanted to keep going deeper an deeper.... but i didn't want anyone to find out so i...
    SweetAngelFrostPup SweetAngelFrostPup 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am both the victim and the abuser. they say blades are dangerous, my thoughts have hurt me more than blades ever could. I cut to feel, I to live, to breathe, to survive this...
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have cut once. I was depressed af and couldn't take it anymore I tried every thing you'd think of but nothing worked out so I thought it'd be better if I was dead... and I cut...
    turki2550 turki2550 16-17, M Mar 24

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    I have just tried to post a story about pleasuring myself at work and it was deleted by admin! It was no worse than other stories and comments on this thread! What's the point of...
    Minoesh Minoesh 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Have you ever met someone who is funny, kind, gentle and soft hearted? Have you realized you've fallen for them, almost completely? I have and now I feel its too late to turn back...
    CazieM CazieM 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have done this for the last two nights and it has felt so good. Last night I assed out in a food comma. Going for that again to night
    Chubbyhubby230 Chubbyhubby230 31-35, M Mar 20

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    I've cut before. But I'm going to stop. I've always known it would do nothing but hurt me more, no matter how good it felt. Even though I've always known I should stop, I've had a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I haven't cut for years and I still have scars but you have to look carefully at them to see them
    Brookedrumm Brookedrumm 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I haven't cut in a year and a half. My scars are massive and they'll never go away. I wish they would. At the time I was cutting I didn't care about the scars it would leave. I...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I have done this numerous times. Always by accident.
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My life is not great and I have found it comforting to cut my wrists. The problem is that I have to hide it from everyone and I wonder if it is worth the struggle to hide it. Only...
    Mokuba Mokuba 13-15, F Mar 30

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    People at school saw my cuts and I'm scared for judge mental people
    torritaco torritaco 18-21, F 2 Responses 39 mins ago

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    my scars are disappearing and its killing me
    recoveringteen00 recoveringteen00 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I like girls with scars and cuts. Don't know why, but I do. I used to cut
    fiendishcandy fiendishcandy 18-21, M Mar 22

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    My father and I got in to a fight and I felt so angry that I picked a piece of a razor blade and sliced my wrist. Not to kill my self( maybe).
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Mar 22

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    I did it a few times. Once in a school bathroom. Mostly on my legs, because I got too scared that someone will notice if they were on my arms.
    Blehnah Blehnah 22-25, F Mar 22

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    I like to cut the blood dripping from my arm and legs and stomach it calms me down but guys plz don't do it I'm here for everyone love u all
    deadgirlcutter deadgirlcutter 18-21, F Mar 24

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    It's happened again. 4 on each wrist. Oy vey. I was doing so well. I hadn't cut for like 5 months or so. And now I've done it again. At least i don't feel the urge to anymore...
    Snow1353 Snow1353 18-21, F Mar 25

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    I'm dying here. I feel like I really need to cut. He said he only wants to be friends. Now I'm trying everything and I'm fighting to win him back. He says he loves me but I'm never...
    SparkledRed SparkledRed 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I used to do it a lot. I stopped and remained clean for a few months. Then started, then stopped. It's been on and off. The past week or so, I've started back. More so in the last...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    any women interested ? msg me
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Apr 2

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    I cut my shoulder. Pretty deep too. It's pretty bad. Bled for a couple of hours. There's now a long giant hole in my shoulder.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F Apr 2

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    every time I get ready to, he walks in . got damnit!!! I'm so frustrated
    wannaberain wannaberain 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Ive really gained weight but i kinda like it now :)
    IWantFat44 IWantFat44 13-15, M Apr 3

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    When I was 4 yrs. old, closing my grandpas pocket knife, to the bone. Damn that hurt later!!! What nut case does it on purpose? These are weird answers here!
    PaulBeach4 PaulBeach4 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I was clean from cutting for a year and a bit but then last week I went through a really bad fight and I cut again. Not deep at all. But in every day after that I craved cutting...
    Lemons2000 Lemons2000 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Last year I carved fat into my thigh.
    AllTimeLowFH AllTimeLowFH 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    yeah.....and honestly I'm ashamed...I'm so weak....I can't deal with anything... I ruin everything...I'm just ******* useless. and don't try to tell me I'm not.
    Inara24 Inara24 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I just did again cutting has become so addicting especially when I'm depressed it makes me wanna do it more sorry to disappoint u Alexa
    butterflybaby123 butterflybaby123 13-15 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In the moment. In that moment. I was not myself - the one I always have been, no more. A promise made, broken. I made the right choice, and it's haunting me. The thoughts, the...
    LuluMoualla LuluMoualla 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    It's odd but I have found myself but it's hard finding ways to express the bits of me left but I'm giving it a shot and to some manner it's working
    ForTheFallen ForTheFallen 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I confess. Guilty as charged. LOL What slays me is that people look at me and see the image of propriety. And I swear I do not own a stitch of Laura Ashley. It would seem if you...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Most of my stories have been deleted lately. Anyhow, in my early 20s I took to going to a nude beach at the bottom of some cliffs. The main beach was and is not nudist, but a...
    kwood1 kwood1 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I have hated myself since I was 13. It started as low self esteem but every time I made a mistake I would hate myself a little more. I am now 21 and would love to just be gone. I...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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