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I Lack Self Control

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I really lack self confidence since i moved my school (i was in a girls only school now im in a school For boy and girls) i lost my self confidence bec boys there just make fun of...
    Nari99 Nari99 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 7

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    I lack confidence about a lot of things most significantly my dating life is non existent as I've tried online dating and I always flake out because I think I'm too shy and I...
    lawrencepa lawrencepa 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I have never had much self confidence cos I been bullyed my hole life but now it that bad that I want go out the house/my room in less am taking my dog out for a walk or going to...
    scottishbigguy scottishbigguy 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I have always struggled with confidence. I do lack confidence, a lot, which is very depressing. To me, I've always been on the outside looking in. I see people who are confident in...
    Meloryne Meloryne 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Being on social media today makes it easy for you to quickly feel inadequate or to have low self esteem because you are comparing the highlights of people's lives to your daily...
    indianocean indianocean 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    I am wanting to increase confidence in myself, but it is a slow process. My confidence is still quite low, but I have started getting into the habit of not blaming myself as much...
    asert12345678 asert12345678 31-35, M Mar 29

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    Confidence has always been a issue for me. I never feel like I'm good enough. It was supposed to be my new years resolution to be more accepting of myself. That didn't work out..
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    am i good looking and also which haircut would suit me best leave as much comments as possible
    Findingme7 Findingme7 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    I have a high failure rate when doing things and must factor in a lot of time to redo and repeat. I have always been poor at remembering things. I learn most new things with...
    raril4114 raril4114 51-55, M Apr 15

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    Ever since I got raped thing have just got worse, does anybody have any ways to help me be the confident girl I should be?:/
    SecretGirl14 SecretGirl14 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I value yet struggle... At the moment I am experimenting with fasting. Its well cited for spiritual development, although it can cause distorted thoughts. I certainly feel I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 1

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    I have been single for about four months now and my body/mind is starting to realize that there is something missing. I am not the type of girl to sleep around with someone unless...
    katastrofic katastrofic 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm 21 years old and a female. Growing up with a sister there was always comparison. As the child who acted out I was left in the dark. My dermatillomania was a result of becoming...
    Has415 Has415 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I feel sad and depressed constantly and the littlest thing will bring me to tears sometimes but I never no why. I never talk to anyone because I know they won't ever understand...
    sm1ttay sm1ttay 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I forget how much self control I have until I lose it
    Theweepingangel Theweepingangel 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Not often. Just when I have a really bad day, which have been less and less. But I think about it a lot and sometimes I just want to but I have enough self control to say no...
    heyguysss heyguysss 13-15, F 14 hrs ago

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    And today my faith got a little bit worse. Humanity sunk a bit lower in my eyes. The selfishness- the arrogance- the sheer lack of consideration for others has me wondering if we...
    KittenHasaWhip KittenHasaWhip 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    #day7 So I may have touched on this before but today (in dept) I'm going to explain self harm because nobody really gets it unless you do it and its not something I want anybody...
    shadowgem shadowgem 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I self harm. Ill admit it. No I wasn't raped (that is sad though. If that has happened to you I'm sorry) No I'm not bullied or abused. I'm not writing this to get sympathy. I just...
    blackbird96 blackbird96 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It started when I was 10 or 11. Things were going badly at home and I was struggling with undiagnosed depression and anxiety. I'd cut to relieve my anxiety and keep me calm, to...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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    The uncomfortable thing about control freaks is that you often only realize you have some kind of relationship with one when you're already in too deep. Since in the beginning they...
    grimlydefiant grimlydefiant 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    All Things Run In Cycles - The Path Through The Darkness If there is one thing I have learned for certain it is that ALL things run in cycles. Funerals and weddings and...
    NoahBody123 NoahBody123 51-55 a week ago

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    I have very low self esteem... I waste hours dreaming of the beautiful body and intelligent mind I've always wanted, I grow more jaded every day from the venom in my envy of my...
    Jillianchn Jillianchn 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Making a change in life is very difficult, which is why only a few people in the world can pull it off. Which is also why only a few people are truly happy in this world. They are...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    All my life felt pointless because I never had any real reason to keep living... I finally find that one purpose for continuing with life, something to make life worth living. That...
    HeyItsJay HeyItsJay 13-15, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    People don't take cutters seriously. If they knew someone who cuts they would say that we are attention seekers or we're creepy or just in a growing up stage where teenagers are...
    vhientie vhientie 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Here is another [short] devotion. scripture Reading: For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, bit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). Thought For The...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I want to cut. To be honest it's been months since the last time. I've been happy in a good place. But then, life ******* throws you a curve ball & shatters EVERYTHING. When I have...
    Wallflower921 Wallflower921 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I feel so fed up, it feels like I am losing control of my life and everything. That's all I ever hear is people's problems all the time. I am fed up of uncaring, selfish, hateful...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F Apr 15

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    I kind of told my parents. I say kind of because it didn't exactly go to plan. My guy called them up the day before and told them we had something to tell him (without me knowing...
    anon1995 anon1995 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Why do I cut? I cut because it provides a control over my pain. It hurts but I find a center point In that pain. I breathe it in and it feels good. The red seeps out and the more I...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F a week ago

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    i don't self-harm for attention i do it because it makes me feel like i am in control of my body and my actions <3
    meaghanfisher4 meaghanfisher4 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I wish more people were accepting of others for who they are. I have to hide so much of myself to the outside world because of judgement and lack of understanding. I was made to...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    i like him in a very selfish way.. i want him for me and for me alone.. and i don't want him to even have me.. how about that? I smile as i write this.. i found a new monster...
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Day 12 Yay 12 days without cutting, can't say I haven't thought about it though. Everywhere I look, everything I look at, there are voices in my head, telling me I could use it to...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    sometimes i ask myself why im enjoying doing bad things , why i cant control myself and take good decesions ....
    AlbertOlami1 AlbertOlami1 18-21, M Mar 27

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    I went through a mentally and emotionally abusive and controlling relationship for a year and a half and finally got out of it and it opened my eyes to the world, how it works, and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 29

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    For three months I have been cutting and I want to stop but I feel like I can't control myself anymore. It all started when this guy I liked pretended to like me and when he found...
    BrokenAngel98 BrokenAngel98 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I don't know any of you. But here me out. I want to help you. Suicide isn't the answer and I'm sure you hear that a lot but you are all strong people to have made it this far, you...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    Day 20 I'm still clean. But after tonight I doubt it. It urge is back again and I can't push it away. To many emotions. Can't control myself. Can't help it. I want to cut. So...
    Blissfulkissofdeath Blissfulkissofdeath 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I tell myself everyday that I'm the one in control. I can tell myself what to do and when to stop. But really that's a joke. That's my mind trying to convince myself that its okay...
    mmccarth mmccarth 18-21, F Apr 7

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    I am coming to it..... I still have my moments when i feel the urge to cut or to scratch my skin off (i used to do it. It was easier to explain.) But i know how to control myself...
    LunaOanaAris LunaOanaAris 16-17, F 1 Response