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I Lack Self Control

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    Self Control

    I feel so bad about myself for not having enough self control to do what I need to do. For the past few weeks, I have been spending more and more time watching TV and doing random BS instead of doing my work. The work itself is challenging, and I often find myself avoiding it...
    Elaria Elaria 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I Figured Out Self-control But...

    So I get it. I get self-control, but now it seems like I'm procrastinating the very means by which I get it. First let me explain what I got:- so there is the prefrontal cortex and the limbic system. the prefrontal cortex is the strong disciplined one with a lot of motivation...
    BruceALi BruceALi 18-21 1 Response Mar 8, 2012

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    Self Control

    Self control,Sometimes,It's lacking,As a result,When I blow,You'd better be clear!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    But Only With Certain Things

    I actually have tremendous self-control with some things that many people have a hard time with. When I was a kid, I could limit myself to one halloween candy per day no problem. If I need to limit myself to one drink because I'm driving or I need to be fresh the...
    anonyc anonyc 36-40, M 6 Responses Dec 30, 2008

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    Emotional Outbursts

    I'm a little too impulsive, too impatient and emotional to have a lot of self control, i like to express emotion and externalise my feelings.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    Don't Go to Sleep Until 4-6am, Sleep Until 3pm

    It's retarded, ridiculous, and frustrating. I'll stay up till all hours of the morning wasting my time away not doing anything productive or meaningful, and then finally go to bed between 3am and 7am and sleep ten hours (waking between 3pm and 5pm). Two things bother me about...
    liferiot liferiot 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14, 2007

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    The Chemical Reality Of The Body

    I just turned 23. My name is Sierra, and I am a senior at Cornell. I'm graduating in May. Instead of pursuing academic aspirations these years at College, I chased severe, chronic, and degenerative health conditions/symptoms. I took a number of biology courses, pursued...
    skh66 skh66 22-25 2 Responses Mar 3, 2012

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    Working on self control

    and and the fact that I may have anger issues is something i need to learn to cope with
    markmcparker markmcparker 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 7, 2014

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    ~ In Certain Areas of My Life/personality ~

       In love, with certain emotions.... I can come off a bit 'much'. Most of my lack of self control is with food. Especially if I'm depressed about something. I am trying to work on that, & for the most part I think I'm achieving it, but I still have setbacks. That's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I don't just lack it. I have no self confidence at all. It sucks. It affects me all the time. I wish I was pretty. It's a struggle.
    justthatgirl15 justthatgirl15 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I really feel like **** . I'm already skinny and now I'm extra skinny :( . During finals week in early December I was stressed as hell , staying up late , pulling all nighters ,on...
    bananasxoxo bananasxoxo 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I am not sure about myself an under estimate myself a lot.
    stamosl stamosl 13-15, M Jan 4

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    I can't look people (guys mostly) in the eyes. Just had to look away. anyone does the same?
    nonymousee nonymousee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    Showing respect towards others is always important to me. But having respect for yourself is more important. If you don't have self respect, or lack of it, how are you going to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I've battled a lack of self confidence for most of my life. It goes up and down. Ever since I was a kid I've always felt not good enough. I would love to be up to have a whole lot...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1:30am in the morning, here I am sat in a dark, silent house reflecting on my past, my regrets, my guilt and the ‘what I would have done differently’ scenarios. However...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Telling someone who self harms to "just stop cutting" is like telling someone who is anorexic to "just eat". They don't see the pain someone had to be in , in order to put a blade...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Every time I am having a stressful day at work and lack in self confidence, I open my notepad on my desk and repeat this is my mind.
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 5

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    i'm not happy with my self . i can't feel happiness anymore. i dont know . my life is so boring. i just wanna scream loudly . i cant be like this forever right? but i cant change...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I wish I could learn to keep friends... my lack of self-confidence always gets in the way. I always end up ditching my friends one way or another because I'm afraid they don't want...
    dinorap1 dinorap1 13-15, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I have depression and I don't think it's selfish. I mean why is it selfish? I didn't ask for it! it comes and hits me and that **** feels like the whole world is crashing down on...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F Jan 4

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    My ex is most selfish person I have ever known-Me to my ex a few years ago Me:"Why did you do this? Why did you rob me and abduct our two younger children? Were you not happy in...
    LadinoAbba LadinoAbba 46-50, M Jan 4

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    I don't appreciate it when people say that having depression or being depressed is being selfish because, yes there is a lot of things in the world that are going on and for people...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    I have harmed since i was 14 (I'm 24 now) i lie to everyone that knew i did it they all think i stopped but really its worse than ever:/ a few cuts are not enough anymore i can...
    rockchick1990 rockchick1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    So my dad "not biological" has said some false stuff about my mum and step father to child protection services, so now they said to her that I have to give her my Facebook password...
    tyson2114 tyson2114 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Although I have been living for only a short amount of time, I have realized that being your self and doing what makes you happy is the most beneficial way to live. Every where you...
    xKzax xKzax 18-21, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I realize that I could go months without cutting but that doesn't mean I'm able to control it. I self harm two days ago therefore my stomach is in pain yet it put me in perspective...
    Brogann Brogann 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 5

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    well im at a time in my life where i dont care about anything anymore. Some have told me thats not enough to want to kill your self. Well you know what its enough for me. These...
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    My boyfriend is the best. We've been together for 3 years now and he knows my secrets about self harm and depression. He tries his best to help me and be there for me and I really...
    Rishay Rishay 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Launch young always have been the black sheep in the family , always the typical problem child in school because always ending up failing when others can do it properly...
    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M Jan 20

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    Just so tired, of waking up and not having anything that feels worth living for.... I'm tired of not having a irl person to be able to talk to and share with. companionship is...
    lon3lygam3r lon3lygam3r 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I really got tired. Everything I do never seems good. This lack of confidence made careless and lazy. Because I always believe that I am never going to do well any ways. For...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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    The time is nearing for me to do this. After passing my seventeenth birthday the adult life and demands are seeping in, and life is becoming even more cruel. I always fight to get...
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    "She never held the match to her skin long enough, for it to be permanent. Like everything else in her life, the pain was temporary. A moments reminder that all the pain and...
    BlankWhitePage BlankWhitePage 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    How parents screw up their kids... If you are a parent or planning to be one day, I hope you will read this. When I was a toddler, it was obvious to everyone that i was creative...
    Loufree Loufree 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    life is about being who you want to be not who others want you to be. you may feel selfish doing that but you should do what makes you happy. in fact it's your life not anyone else...
    sydneyb342 sydneyb342 13-15, F Jan 9

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    I just get really self conscious when people don't admit to me that they think im attractive, but they'll say others are or hint at it. I can't force them to say anything, though...
    beautifulxxsoulxx beautifulxxsoulxx 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    So everyday as humans I guess we learn more about ourselves and even though I already knew this it did not fully hit me until today and that was with help from some friends... I...
    Gaffa1234 Gaffa1234 22-25, F a week ago

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    Bulimia is a silent killer that sneaks into your life and takes over control. It drains your energy like a parasite, slowly distancing you from your friends, your family and most...
    ockthedoor ockthedoor 18-21, F Jan 2

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    When you've had enough of bed bugs, dangerous termites, pests, bugs and rats exploring your home, easily growing all types of illnesses then you know it's a chance to contact the...
    miamipestcontrolsolutions miamipestcontrolsolutions 22-25, F Jan 16

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    Nope, absolutely hate it...and I rarely use the word hate. :P I don't like emotional control, mental control, physical control etc. Hate it all! I hate being boxed in. Plus I can't...
    ShakenButNotBroken ShakenButNotBroken 18-21, F Jan 17

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    I found the papers my counsellor gave you. I read the one she personally wrote a list on things you could improve on. One was PRIVACY. Respect my privacy. I was about to finish and...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Okay so I was originally going to post how I was the one who brought it up to my mom and I'm supposed to be starting this coming Sunday, but then I saw the other posts saying "I Am...
    losingNemo losingNemo 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It may well feel overwhelming for those who have pest problems living at your property. Regardless of what you do, you could think that you are getting a lot more. If that's the...
    miamipestcontrolsolutions miamipestcontrolsolutions 22-25, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I don't have a choice in the matter, I am slowly losing all control. I have lost all bladder control at night, and have poor control during the day.
    auggie1971 auggie1971 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    *Trigger warnings are in the post* I started self-harming in early 2008. I stopped in late 2011. So four years. I was in highschool then, and finished highschool in 2012. I...
    Nomnomk Nomnomk 18-21, F Jan 4

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