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I Lack Self Control

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 expect a lot from myself but lack self confidence
    Ngatt1 Ngatt1 13-15, F 17 hrs ago

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    I wonder what's the deal with young people and their work ethics?? It's like they don't even know the definition of ethics!! I'm on this site fixing the stuffs up done by...
    h4n5dj22 h4n5dj22 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I don't want to be this way but I am. Finding the joy in life that just isn't me. I've tried so so many times but it's never there. Everything just adds up after awhile...
    Ginger1313 Ginger1313 13-15, F Feb 1

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    I lack confidence in myself when i play my violin, I'm trying to fix it so much but sometimes its hard to.... I always feel as if I'm being judged. Unless I'm in the zone, then i...
    HeartfeltMusic HeartfeltMusic 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    I always admire those who feel confident and greet the world like they own it.
    VanTraveller VanTraveller 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I was doing some talking today with my counsellor and well I hit on some pretty important stuff. I used to love art so much. through all the pain and misery it was the only thing...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Should I get a tattoo, dye my hair, or piercing? Any thoughts about these...
    Charmee26 Charmee26 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Ok well here's a big step I guess. :|
    p5ych0k1d1997 p5ych0k1d1997 16-17, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Dearest Ego, I think recently you have caused me to think false things about myself. Concepts I would like to address for one: this notion that I know everything. This is a...
    fromeden fromeden 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I m also tired of being in this world with lack of confidence. I feel tired of people telling me I can't see confidence in you, build up ur confidence. BT my question is how, how...
    pujapande321 pujapande321 22-25, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    I had to cut , but not to deep, I start to bleed, I feel my pain start to drain. I cut my self, but not to deep for punishment ,because I am to blame, I had cut , but not to...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    No, this is not a selfie haha... But I looked like a kid here hehe... Cameras make you look younger sometimes... Lol
    Sweetheart16 Sweetheart16 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am in an intensive outpatient for my eating disorder as of current. I attend 6 days a week, 10 hours a day. Before this, I was in school for welding, doing my thing all smiles...
    Yourbaaaby Yourbaaaby 18-21, F Feb 7

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old freshman...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, 2015, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F Feb 11

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    I'm so stuck every time I try to change my outer self it don't last I tend to feel empty inside how is it possible I lack confidence so much?
    Primrosa Primrosa 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I heard something from a guy speaking about confidence and self esteem and he said "are you living for others, or yourself?" In other words, are you more worried about pleasing...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 1 day ago

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    I recently read this commentary by Joyce Meyer in "The Everyday Life Bible". It really blessed me and I wanted to share this with my EP friends and pray it is a blessing to you as...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I've started cutting about a month ago. When it first happened was during one of my panic attacks (i get them when i can't control my emotions) i took a blade and cut myself. At...
    Rhymekins Rhymekins 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I felt his hands on my head, not guiding, simply resting. Every now and again I heard him moan or exhale sharply. I could feel his body arching and his legs ******* involuntarily...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Tainted Christianity Demanding Respect: From a biblical standpoint Jesus tells us as children under our parents to obey them in The Lord because it's right. But God NEVER said...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This is going to be a long one. Stick around if you want... I cut myself again... Again, I think this is about the 5th time i said i was going to stop. If any of you read my...
    Nick54 Nick54 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    So life sucking!!! I can't win.. What are you doing to me? I see you and get shy, yet all I want to do is talk to you, wrap myself in your arms... But I can't... Anxiety controls...
    catho catho 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    I used to self harm , I'm scared to go back but I can't Control myself , I feel the need to hurt myself so I won't feel what my heart wants
    angie314 angie314 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    an excerpt from a long blog post I wrote:One observation I have made from reading many countless stories from others who have experienced profound growth, is the initial event or...
    Soroe Soroe 36-40, M Feb 3

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    After KOSUN won two sets of fully-configured 70D Solids Control System from GWDC, KOSUN signed another contract of 750 Workover Rig Solids Control Equipment with the national...
    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F Feb 11

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    Guide: As China solids control leader and drilling waste management expert, KOSUN not only focuses on a constant optimization of its products and services, but also insists on its...
    zmzmllll zmzmllll 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Seriously, keep it in your cyber pants. You don't love those guys and they don't love you. In fact, just ask the questions you want to ask, instead of letting yourself be used. I...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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    I'm throwing away my razors. After 8 years, this cycle no longer controls me.
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Moments. When you feel you aren't the one who you thought you would be when you reach a certain stage in life.Its like you just don't care about anything or anyone anymore.. But...
    ThisIsMeYeah ThisIsMeYeah 18-21, F Feb 21

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    i went to my appointment, it's funny how my therapy appointment fell on my birthday. (No, no one cares enough about my birthday to do anything special.) i had been going to therapy...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    so i bought i a hunting knife ,made for skinning, cuts so perfect thou. i giggle at the fact that my anger makes me rage to the point of no control. not cutting can make me feel...
    feelsgoodtocut feelsgoodtocut 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Relapse I close the door And sit on the side of the tub I pull up my sleeve And across my scars I rub My heart is beating fast But my mind is reacting slow I could make a few cuts...
    darebearsworld darebearsworld 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I've been married almost fourteen years. We have three children all on the autism spectrum. While I can't say that my wife is unwilling, we don't have the level of intimacy that I...
    rm4678 rm4678 36-40, M Feb 1

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    I am so tired!!! AND I have PMDD! So here is the low down my husband is not the gem I would love to brag about. He thinks that because he is an adult and is currently laid off for...
    Anghope72 Anghope72 41-45, F Feb 10

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    I absolutely hate controlling men and people. Men who try to control their women and every move they make. Its sad and I wish I could do something about it. It sucks to see women...
    batmanfan4ever16 batmanfan4ever16 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    Isn't it sad that sometimes we simply cannot control our own selves. Emotions and crap just tend to set us off and there we go again, saying or doing something we regret and...
    cherrypie54552 cherrypie54552 18-21, F Feb 3