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I Have To Encourage Myself Often

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 157 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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    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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    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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    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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    A lifelong victory...that's what it is. I never knew who I was until now. I mean I knew I was trying to crawl outside of myself but never knew what form. I was raised to be a...
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    I cut myself on two different occasions. I wanted to feel that feeling that others said they felt. The relief of it all afterwards. And I also just genuinely wanted to feel...
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    I have been clean of cutting for probably a few months now, and this is when I had pocket knives and all in the house. I gave them to my boyfriend to hold onto. I can't really...
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I did it Monday just gone I felt awful and felt I deserved it as I hurt someone
    shrievess shrievess 16-17, M 15 hrs ago

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    more than once is an understatement. I can't count them all
    charkzilla20 charkzilla20 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    how do I start ... I'm not the ideal teen. as a child, I thought of death I started self harming at 7 y/o and admitted into many hospitals within weeks of being released. 4 failed...
    SParedes627 SParedes627 18-21, F Feb 3

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    It is possible that I wrote a story here already, but it was censored by the EP police. So in protest I won't put another one here. Somewhat related, though, you can check out...
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    carlosgalindo1130 carlosgalindo1130 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Well I cut my thigh so now what I'm obviously not getting better what do I do now?
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Looking for people to understand me
    Vandium Vandium 13-15, F a week ago

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    I don't mean anything. even my best friend would rather **** his boyfriend than help me through this hell. I should just die. I can't even cut to release...
    YaoiPrince YaoiPrince 13-15, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I tend to enjoy cleaning while I am upset. It takes my mind off of things and distracts me. I have caught myself on numerous occasions sleepwalking and cleaning. Most often I tend...
    Anonymous9065 Anonymous9065 18-21, F Feb 10

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    I have struggled with anxiety since I was about 10 and I'm now going to be 18 this month. It has been apart of my life for so long that I have just accepted the fact that I will...
    Ra1na Ra1na 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Everyone thinks I'm rude just because I'm very direct,don't smile 24/7,voice my opinions,and baby them like their parents did.Aside from that of course there's much more but no...
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    I'm finding myself feeling and not being able to combat the darkness within me. I'm not sure why, but the sense of lingering frustration has taken from me my desire to get out and...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    What I have to do now is find my way back to myself. And once I have found myself I must hang on to it.
    alan61a alan61a 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I get so mad at myself a lot recently. I feel like such a failure. I just barely have gotten a part time job and I'm just now in training and I love it so far, however, I need to...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi, I'm Katie. I'm from California and I'm 26 years old. I have given myself up for someone else before. I was getting annoyed with the situation, and I just did it. I don't...
    ksmith0315 ksmith0315 26-30 5 days ago

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    I lost my razor and was about a good 2 month since I have cut myself. I felt like part of myself was missing when I lost it. I sometimes have this urge to cut myself. Then I don...
    NocturnalMiss23 NocturnalMiss23 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    It sucks. For the longest time I had no idea what I was feeling or why. I never in a million years would have associated myself with anxiety. My dad started on some anti anxiety...
    Sweetphoenix35 Sweetphoenix35 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I have a very high tolerance for pain. I don’t process pain like a normal person does. Because of this, I have found myself in some emergency situations. The first problem...
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    While I have none myself, you'll definitely have my attention quicker haha.
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    I have hated myself for 7 years. I'm tired. We're done here.
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    What is the points of living? I love my boyfriend I really do but I just don't want to live anymore. I have different plans on how I'm going to do it. Guns,Pills like last time or...
    EternallyScreamingInSilence EternallyScreamingInSilence 13-15, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This will be the last time I post on here unless I fail again. Dear Vincent, I'm So Sorry That I Did This. Please Know that this wasn't your fault and don't ever Feel like it...
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