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I Have To Encourage Myself Often

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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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    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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    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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    I have accepted myself, not in a way that I know myself therefore I should change everything to fit in the society and #yolo. No not that, but simply I have accepted that, me, who...
    anon152 anon152 13-15 4 days ago

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    Its taken a few decades but i have found myself. I will not compromise on anything or anyone who is going to drag me back to who i was.
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I feel I can do the best. I know that. I know I am capable of doing a lot of stuff. But at some point I lose my control of myself with silly action that postpone any real success...
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M 55 mins ago

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    I never like the "found myself" thing. You already are you how does one find what they ready are? Are we trying to rip the space time continuum
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I am more than ecstatic to be able to give hope to all sufferers today by being able to truthfully tell you that I managed to rip myself out of bulimia completely in the time space...
    mel95 mel95 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I experience deja vu everyday at first I would start to get anxiety because it happened to often now I just brush it off and try to rationalize it. However I've seen other...
    mitxic mitxic 18-21, F Sep 1

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    Partly by myself.. Havent done it active-active.. But active/passively or call it passively-active. I sort of have the belief, that when everyone is gone. Just by myself. Then I...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Aug 29

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    I normally use a pair of scissors I have about 6 scars in total all on my left arm no one mentions them I don't know if they know what they are or is they are afraid to mention...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I have this fetish... I like to see women hanging by their neck and barefoot. I like also to hang myself by my neck and stay there for a while, and when I feel I´m like dizzy, I...
    PepeNador PepeNador 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Once I was a strong girl, had great friends, my dream job and was just strong. A year later, I am recently dumped, I am in the midst of walking away from my job and I hate myself.
    JeLaWa JeLaWa 22-25 1 Response Aug 31

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    I first cut myself at the age of 16. Few times at age of 17. Then again when i was 20. And the latest was 3 months ago as 21. All to ease the pain in my heart. Trying to stay clean...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I found myself. But I always afraid of what people can think of me. You can say fear of prestige or fear of anything. To be yourself, it's challenge.
    peterrizk peterrizk 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to start off by saying, I love this group name. It fits my situation perfectly. I used to be such a creative, artistic, expressive person. I had a 600+ page role-play going...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I cut to make the pain I have been through to go away
    shibabe1996 shibabe1996 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    A few times..... A few years ago my best friend lost her mother; she was in such emotional pain that it affected me too.... I hate friends feeling hurt....it hurts me too...
    SarahTheHooker SarahTheHooker 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    true story. it was so amazing!
    melina123 melina123 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    So i decided to cut my tummy instead of my arms and legs because my friend keeps seeing them I think im getting better, im starting to cut less
    Hellokitty1313 Hellokitty1313 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    It did save me, years ago. I'd die without it
    NegativePulse NegativePulse 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Music has saved my life on multiple occasions
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    yeah i slipped with a knife dozens of times when i do stuff outside
    chuckzares chuckzares 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    ...It is easier to fake happiness than it is to feel it. For years I have dedicated myself to upholding the narrative expected of me: feminine girl, smart student, bubbly and sweet...
    learningtoheal learningtoheal 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I cannot get a hold of my emotions. I feel trapped and vulnerable. My friends hate me, my family hates me. I hate myself. I have panic attacks often and I think I am crazy. I wish...
    emilyclaire85 emilyclaire85 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have always enjoyed quietness. I don't like babies crying or people talking loudly on the phone, or people whispering in lectures.. I moved back home halfway through my second...
    leo1292 leo1292 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Life just keeps coming at ya. That's a slogan I have quoted myself many times. It's true. Resolve one issue and another comes up. Solve a problem and there is a list of 5 more...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M Aug 28

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    Life feels like walking on a tight rope... I'm constantly trying to remain balanced, holding a pole with essentially work on one end and play on the other and I am in the middle...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F Aug 28

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    Life feels like walking on a tight rope... I'm constantly trying to remain balance, holding a pole with essentially work on one end and play on the other and I am in the middle...
    mzwhat mzwhat 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    Smudging and Other Rituals of Harmony By Deanna Jaxine Stinson, HPI Sensitive & Metaphysical Cleanser Haunted and Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M Aug 25

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    I read something sad today from a friend who is now in a similar situation as i was this time last year and my heart goes out to her. As it was a time when i myself felt so very...
    lilreddress lilreddress 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I have cut myself multiple times. I used to insert safety pins into my wrists whenever I was suffering. I tried to overdose myself with glucophage and adol, that I've lost count.I...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    So here I am. Conversing with strangers on the internet in search for a reason not to blow my brains out. In retrospect, I'm not surprised. I can see the whole sordid chain of...
    Stillnothing Stillnothing 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    The group "I want to kill myself" is not available to me on EP. That is bullshit. So I'm here. There's not much I can think of to say. I have been wanting to kill myself for a...
    Orange666 Orange666 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    I'm not trying to find a perfect man yet somehow the thought of being close to any- in reality- freaks me out. I have over the years developed this terrible pattern where somehow...
    lonelygirl10 lonelygirl10 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I'm not looking for attention, I'm just trying to vent out my emotions I've been bottling up. But to get to the point, I'm a happy go lucky dude that loves to put a smile on...
    NigNog96 NigNog96 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm not looking for attention, I'm just trying to vent out my emotions I've been bottling up. But to get to the point, I'm a happy go lucky dude that loves to put a smile on...
    NigNog96 NigNog96 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I don't know how I did it but I somehow managed to not write any stories over the summer. It was hard to fight the urge because I'm a bit of writer and when ideas come I just want...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have hated myself from a very young age. Although my parents never beat me black and blue or locked me in a closet, they played a big role in making me feel completely indequate...
    ridersofrohan ridersofrohan 18-21 1 Response Sep 3

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    I am 20 years old now. I spend my days working, dreaming, and loving. A few years ago, I was very different. My heart was full of unrecognized pain. There was a terrible ache that...
    blissfullyaware blissfullyaware 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I used to think bad but not now i have improved myself and will hopefully keep improving
    lovenlive5 lovenlive5 13-15, F 4 Responses Sep 5

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    Broken pieces scattered about, I have left myself unmended. It has long been less than whole As I have truly intended. Kept this way for my protection As a whole heart can be...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I'm so scared, I just want my normal life back soooo bad. I'm 21 years old, and this all started to get really bad when I was about 17. I have an obsession with hair on my face and...
    sma1321 sma1321 18-21, F Aug 22

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    Hey everyone I'm sorry to be all depressing like but i just really need to get this off my chest 😔 Most days are really hard for me anyways (long story lol -_-*) but today was...
    Prettygirl345 Prettygirl345 16-17, T 1 Response Aug 26

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    I can't take it anymore. I have just broken down in tears whilst getting ready to go out for the first time in months. I have isolated myself from my friends for so long and barely...
    diectoke diectoke 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I have lost myself completely in this relationship. I want to be happy, and outgoing like I was before I met you. You took away my friends and family from me, and now I feel like...
    cbaremans cbaremans 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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