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I Lack Self Control

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    I get fed up with stuff,

    or anxious, and then I lash out on the people I love and it makes me feel so horrible. I never want to hurt people, especially people I care about so much. I say mean things (at least I think they're mean) that I don't want to say, but I get in the heat of the moment and say...
    PriscilaG PriscilaG 13-15, F May 3

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    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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    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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    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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    I've got a history of self harming but my method has changed as I got older. When I was 15ish, my method of release was cutting with the sharp point of a maths compass (unusual I...
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    To me it honestly seems like most people today are selfish. I can even admit that I am selfish in some ways. I think it's fine to be selfish sometimes but only to a small extent. A...
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    I remember when I would cut my wrist ,thighs ,really any where possible. That time In my life was so sad and out of control. It took me 3 years to gain control of me. Gaining self...
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    It's been a couple months, but all my self harmers , and people that are clean , it feels good to have that control, right? I mean even if you don't want to any more, your life...
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    Before I made that first cut, before I started to harm my body, I thought I would be able to control myself. But with every cut I felt my pain going away and found the blood...
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    years past...the turmoil within. the unnamed ache. pain of confusion and lonliness. so insurmountable and so amorphous. what was the source? why did it torment so...
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    It's time for us women to understand controlling, abuseive men are sociopaths and not worth a single tear or thought. I've been dealing with a socipath for six years and I'm...
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    So I joined EP a few weeks ago coming from a background of extremely low self-esteem and terrible body image and no self worth. I could never find anyone near me who was a part of...
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    Actually I have lost ALL of my self-worth and self-esteem. I'm completely empty.
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    Well I think everything is said... I don't think I am attractive or anything, so... I hope I'm funny ┬┤cause if I'm not, I have nothing.
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    Being an empath makes it hard to wrap your brain around what lack of empathy looks like. We always assume people feel like we do. We reverse project our feelings and empathy onto...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 18

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    Since I was 11, I have always found comfort in reading self-help books. That made me keep my sanity... It was just hard growing up with folks who had never been prepared to act as...
    maleficent08 maleficent08 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    she was always his. Even when she hadn't yet known him, she was his. All he ever needed to do was claim her. Even when she wasn't ready to be claimed, she was always ready to be...
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    Okay, so, I have very big issues with my body. The biggest issue I have is that my boobs are very, very different sizes. I know that it is natural for our boobs to be different...
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    I don't know if it's a fear of rejection or what.. I get in these moods where I can't control my anxiety and I always express these ridiculous feelings and do things that tend to...
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    I love it. To be completely submissive and having Him to control every little decision I make. I loved to be controlled, it's such an amazing feeling.
    dirtyxxxwhore dirtyxxxwhore 18-21 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I love this. It has been a long road to giving up control...
    BackedByNeeds BackedByNeeds 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    hello. i just want to tell people and try to get some help... !!!!! PLEASE read and help me. it all started in the beginning of 2015.......... the second half of 2014 was the best...
    mccontrucci mccontrucci 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Was it that I was in control? No, that wasn't really it, because I wasn't actually in total control. He took me, pulled me down, impaled me on him. That more than anything...
    000Camilla 000Camilla 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 12

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