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I Lack Self Control

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ~ 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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    Related Experiences

    I have no self control on food. When I am bored, I eat a lot. I do not care my career ambition. I just want to have a boyfriend. :D I should start dating.
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F Mar 1

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    My self confidence is bipolar asf. one second i think I'm a queen slaying everyone & everything, then i hate everything about myself.??????
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Mar 18

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

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    So I feel neglected and used. Oh well things like this happen to me a lot. Not in the sense of romance to clarify matters. We're all passerbys in life. Especially on those chatting...
    procupcakeeater procupcakeeater 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    It took me 3 years to even call out an answer in class. Small steps at a time we can build ourselves into confident people but then it can so easily be knocked down. Not this time...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F Mar 4

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    whenever someone shows interest in me i freak out and say to myself that it's all in my head and i shouldn't get excited because in a couple of months they'll forget about me like...
    400luxbux 400luxbux 16-17, F Mar 7

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    My friend and I went jogging and the coldness was messing with asthma even more than usual and my heart was being weird and my side hurt really bad, And my shoulder was having...
    ThatOneSadGirl19 ThatOneSadGirl19 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    The only thing hindering me from achieving my goals is me
    lolitamunchkin lolitamunchkin 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I try to avoid people and situations that make me mad. So I don't go to church groups.
    heathee heathee 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I fantasize about having my daily life controlled by someone online. I don't know why but I just love the lack of control and crave cruelty and dominance.
    need2Bcontrolled83 need2Bcontrolled83 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    My calorie count is already over 1500 and I have no self control on my days off when I am constantly surrounded with food.
    drwiley8 drwiley8 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just last year I had a really bad depression where I ended up self harming... & the depression is starting again . But this time I promised myself that I won't self harm. I will...
    Davidthree Davidthree 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    My dad was very talented and accomplished musically. I loved to listen to him play the accordion, filling the house with beautiful waltzes. Sadly, I lost my dad to illness when I...
    willingtolisten willingtolisten 56-60, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Its true, after being in a marriage with someone who cannot "put himself in others shoes" i have begun to realize the importance of empathy in relationships, family, and society...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    Self Esteem: The degree to which one values oneself Insecurity: A lack of assurance, uncertainty, unprotectedness. Self Confidence: Assuredness and self reliance Self Belief...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 9

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    I think I've almost conquered my lack i Of self confidence. I'm trying to redefine my self worth in what it truly is. Through me and through my creator. The other day, I gave...
    queenjellyfish queenjellyfish 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I'm 30. I live alone. But yet my parents control me. I can't drink, self harm or see my husband. I have a mental illness, I have been in hospital many times. My parents threaten to...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 30. I live alone. But yet my parents control me. I can't drink, self harm or see my husband. I have a mental illness, I have been in hospital many times. My parents threaten to...
    sarahk85 sarahk85 26-30, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I always have had a lack of confidence in myself. Mostly I am doing ok these days, but there are just some times when i fall back into the self-defeating ways of thinking about...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    I hate self righteous Christians who generally lack compassion.
    Eflen7 Eflen7 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    When I want to start the control process over a person, I often look them in the their left eye (which is connected to their right (emotional) brain, and... - Silently, and to my...
    JakeNarcissist JakeNarcissist 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    yesterday (24th of March) was... It was hard. I didn't feel bad or anxious until late night, and even then it wasn't that bad really. I however had a problem. At about mid-day I...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i hate my self when someone ****** me off and my outburst of anger i put out on my son and sometimes i cant control my self i seem to be angry a lot especial lately i feel like i...
    anazi anazi 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    Cutting used to give me some sort of gratification. Some strange form of exquisitely painful pleasure. I would watch the blood slowly flow out of my arms or wrists, I would have a...
    chaoshead chaoshead 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    I am a woman who has been on a journey of self-discovery. For years there was something i couldn't define about myself. Something that was missing. Several years ago, i...
    Enchantingsub Enchantingsub 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 5

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    i quit cutting after a year and a half of it at the end of last year, ive had a few slip ups but ive been mostly in controll of it. its two weeks away from being the two year...
    flora10fauna flora10fauna 16-17, F Mar 19

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    I don't know what to do about this. It just feel as if everyone is so much better than me in terms of intelligence, awareness, creativity, knowledge and so many other aspects. What...
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 6

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    This is from an article written by Abby Johnson, a former director of Planned Parenthood: Women of today have been convinced that our fertility is broken. And so, because it is...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    The wish to has become stronger now I've been pressured more in my life. I'm now forced weekly to go and see two women and get humiliated early in the morning. It's forced upon me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 5

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    But I'm going to say it anyway!! I am sick of living under the same roof with this man. I am sick of hearing his wheezing and his farts through my bedroom wall. I am sick of...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    first...lay in bed (before you sleep) slow down your breathing. and as you allow each exhale relax you, you may notice your body relaxing. once this has happened repeat to...
    Nicolekey Nicolekey 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    storagerockford storagerockford 31-35, M Mar 12

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    If you are suicidal, please get help if you can't find help within yourself. But, please, do not seek help from your teenage friends, especially if they struggle with their own...
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F Mar 12

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