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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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    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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    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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    I have been feeling this increasing uneasiness. I don't know whether it's anxiety over nothing, or that I'm feeling more and more hopeless. I'm so tired and more often apathetic...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am comfortable with most of myself now but my parents hate me. But I don't really care. I have been in the basement with my headphones in for the whole summer. I'm gonna dye my...
    misfitmily6091 misfitmily6091 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    I do cut myself and I can admit it but I need some advice. I don't wanna be lectured and told not to cut, only people who cut will understand so please don't tell me not to!!! I...
    emi37y emi37y 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    once again...as always....I always set goals for myself that I want to achieve but I always seem to fail and it makes me so disappointed in myself and makes me feel like a loser...
    SomeGirlS SomeGirlS 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't live without music. Life for me without music would be a rough life.Music is truly the only thing that keeps me going when I'm in hard times.When I'm depressed I listen to...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M Jul 8

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    Sometimes in the midst of a pleasant situation I'll find myself staring off feeling like I could be more open or more happy but I'm sitting here apathetic feeling like id be more...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F Jul 10

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    I'm so sad. I'm so scared. I'm so ******* lonely. what's the point. I wish I had actually died when tried that time, you wouldn't believe how much I hate myself. help.
    Rubyrooo Rubyrooo 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    For some reason whenever I cut I take pictures. I don't know if it helps me or makes me want to stop I just have. The worst time I cut, I had cut 52 times on one arm. I didn't...
    thalassinia thalassinia 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I've been having headaches, heat flashes, fatigue, breaks outs, feel like I'm going to faint a lot.. What's wrong with me? I will go go a doctor but I want y'alls opinions...
    bellav13 bellav13 16-17 1 Response Jul 12

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    I cut because I feel like it let's out the pain and the tears that out caught and can't come out of my eyes I
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jun 28

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    Jealousy!! It's taken over my relationship! I feel like I'm in a glass box watching my relationship fall apart and I can't do anything about it!!
    zoefx zoefx 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I feel like I'm just existing and not living..😔
    4evershattered 4evershattered 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    Omg yes I'm done,this 1 experience sums me up completely
    greatinbedchick greatinbedchick 16-17, F Jul 8

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    It started with one cut. Then it became more. Then the razor wasn't good enough. Then it wasn't deep enough. Then there wasn't enough blood. Eventually it got to the point where I...
    Xander8905 Xander8905 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Well I'm sitting and eating a microwave dinner another night completely alone and was just thinking about a lot of stuff. Then this memory came to mind after thinking about last...
    louisrcac louisrcac 13-15, M Jul 14

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    Molested at 6, my step-grandfather switched my foundation from rock to sand. My father, addicted to ****, announced the worthlessness of woman to me. My husband, walked out 8...
    ReneeDomz ReneeDomz 41-45, F Jul 16

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    And it looks like I'll be doing it again. I can't believe this. I hate my life. So much.
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    After a whooping. I must say, it was some of the best sleep I've ever had. I don't know why but I'd always wake up refreshed.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I can't say this is much of a pleasant find for me tonight... After all, we are all here because we have the same problem. I am however happy to share my experience with others in...
    HerSuitIsMe HerSuitIsMe 31-35, F Jul 4

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    I, I HATE myself. I hate myself so much. I hate myself so much, it's hard for me to explain just how much. I don't think you'll ever be able to comprehend the amount of hatred and...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    My issues with my body are my deepest and most painful secret. I have struggled with this for most of my adult life. I am fortunate to have gotten myself to a place where I want to...
    ohjoyousone ohjoyousone 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yesterday's was the worst. Because I have to go out through an ally way it's a really easy ambush area. I was foolish when I saw then I didn't do anything I just froze. I know I...
    theghostofsummerpast theghostofsummerpast 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    Most of my friends and most of my family are the reason I haven killed myself yet.The reason I say most of my family, is because there's some family that all they do is start...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    I have debilitating social anxiety. I am 29 and have had this problem ever since i could remember. It got worse during high school. I would not be able to eat during lunch over the...
    rangelb85 rangelb85 26-30, M 9 Responses a week ago

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    For me, they started growing when I was 14, for a time I was able to bind them down, but I was always tall and lanky, soon they became obvious as I started to match, and in some...
    MorganGray MorganGray 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Well, I don't know how to start with this story, but I have a loving, but controlling mother who likes to control everything of the musical tastes I have for myself. I just feel...
    Grlcan697 Grlcan697 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have depression. I need anyone under 18 preferably a girl to talk to me I have cut myself multiple times due to depression I feel so alone no one talks to me my girlfriend I love...
    LGKolor LGKolor 13-15, M 4 days ago

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    I myself have an ongoing daydream that I constantly go back to. It's the same world every time and it's almost a movie that plays through my brain. When I think about the dialogue...
    alisemichelle alisemichelle 16-17, F 51 mins ago

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    Everybody is so so much closer than me...when my friends and I meet new people they always relate to them better and they always hangout with them, not me. The people who I thought...
    Mikesmithg1 Mikesmithg1 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    1. I love video games especially pokemon 2. Im a fashionable tomboy 3. I have fun but know when to be serious 4. Im super shy 5. Im a sucker for romance 6. I want to find my...
    PerfectAtImperfection PerfectAtImperfection 18-21, F 31 mins ago

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    I always seem to find myself talking to myself in my time of need but I seem to be there for everyone else. So where are my friends? Or a better question who are my true friends?
    Devin711 Devin711 13-15, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I have my life as before and after 1991.Before I was conservative ,I liked Rush Limbaugh, was sexist ,racist, mean and would fight verbally and some times physically. I was also...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 13

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    My Mom's Death I remember it clearly as though it happened yesterday. She was an amazing woman. Very independent yet not. My dad really held her together. I remember the...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I don't find myself "inspiring" or "interesting" but I do feel I have a few good words to say. I have had a lot of low points in my life, but so has everyone else. I am no...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I'm getting discouraged with my body. Today I thought I looked great because of working out last night, but when I saw my reflection, and even when a photo was taken of me today...
    KrisMiss KrisMiss 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    I hate myself. I immediately regret everything I say or do, or don't say or don't do, from the deepest conversations to the tiniest facial expressions I might make while ordering a...
    biggoron biggoron 26-30, M Jul 8

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    Ok, I admit, there was a time in my life when I considered makeup to be an essential part of my daily routine. I first started wearing makeup as a freshman in high school and...
    dsnt8185 dsnt8185 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Identity is a state of mind in which someone recognizes/identifies their traits that leads to finding out who they are and what they do and not that of someone else. For the first...
    Sanora Sanora 18-21, F 6 hrs ago

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    My psychiatrist recommended I try a Day Hospital group on his floor. It's a short program, about three weeks long, but I moved to give it a go. I never knew it would end up being...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I love foreskin and for a while I tried restoration. All day everyday I was tugging. Even at work. The few months I was doing it I did make some progress but still very much cut. I...
    goodniteteen21 goodniteteen21 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    I came across this by chance and wouldn't usually sign up to these things but I wanted to share my experience. I've been afraid of death for as long as I could understand that it...
    illushun illushun 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 7

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