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I Need "Me" Time to Recharge

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    I Need To Meditate

    i recharge by doing meditation i am currently in a Meditation class i have been meditating for nine months now it helps me
    nbphelps nbphelps 31-35, M Sep 8, 2011

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    I Don't Dislike Other People But...

    It's been hard for my spouse, my friends and some members of my family to understand but there are times when being around too many people where I have to make or listen to conversation for too long makes me shut down. I'm sociable, likeable, easy to get along with. I'm not...
    IndigoSpirit IndigoSpirit 41-45 Feb 18, 2010

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    Me Time

    I am incredibly shy... I can tolerate being around other people, but after a little while I get overwhelmed, and I have to be by myself. Some people think I am rude, because all of a sudden I will pretty much just run away. But I am not rude, I am just afraid of people. People...
    JulieJu JulieJu 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Time-out!

    After a work week like i had.. all i want, need is to have a ME time. I have served, cleaned, cared for everyone, things, responibilities, chores, whatever! My four legged kids are needing my attention... and all i wish is ... to do as i want for me. ..and that is to sit still...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Escapism.

    Thought I'd share my story here too, originally in a comments section of this community (which I'm so glad exists): I'm by nature a social person I love being around people and conversing, going out and doing social activities. But that's just one side of me. Sometimes I...
    HalcyonGeisha HalcyonGeisha 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Of Course I Do..

    All the time. I can't stay around other people for too long before I get emotionally and physically exhausted lol, they just wear me out. My 'me' time always consists of music (like Paramore, t.A.T.u., or Evanescence), drawing/painting, and alot of thinking. Often I'll turn my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 27, 2010

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    Recharging The "me" Battery

    Sometimes I just like to get away from everyone and leave myself some time to think. I can't handle it if I can't keep to myself for one time a day. It would be kind of painful. Sometimes it's like a side effect, I start crying. Sometimes I don't know why, sometimes I do. But it...
    freedomallgone freedomallgone 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    Doesn't Everyone?

    I really really do not like the way my life is going right now. At the present time the amount of "me" time I get is ZERO! The husband never leaves the house, he is ALWAYS home. I go out to work, but that is not "me" time since I have to be there and I have to be around other...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat 41-45, F Jul 28, 2012

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    I still have school so I can't work full time. I plan on putting the money I earn towards college, my future housing, family, and traveling. I may not get much, but over time it'll...
    FamilyTraveler FamilyTraveler 16-17, F a week ago

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    My sister asked for help. To speak to a therapist. I suppose life's beating her down ever since our father passed away. I've been too busy so never been home. So i took her to...
    ThatMazdaDude ThatMazdaDude 18-21 Oct 3

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    I am a failure.. working as a cashier at a supermarket was too much for me :/. Didn't even last me a week! I was thinking about trying babysitting, I could ask my mom if she knows...
    leolove4 leolove4 16-17, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    At the end of the day, why am I feeling baffled/unsettled? Like, I am self-rectiminating; did I do something bad? Why do I feel the cheerfulness is drained from me? I feel abnormal...
    samemay54 samemay54 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Message me any time, I'm quite blunt, so if you need an opinion😂 but if you are having a rough time I'm always here to talk😃
    cali0ne cali0ne 18-21, F 2 Responses 43 mins ago

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    First of all. Money, to me, is only a resource that allows me to live where I live, buy food, gas, etc. I have been rich, I have not had a cent to my family name, yet money never...
    RegicideJester RegicideJester 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 26

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    I met this really great guy. He loved me with all his heart but I didn't even cared to notice that or like I don't used to appreciate him that much.. I don't know what was actually...
    Choppss Choppss 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    When I met this guy I was still married. I was looking to get out of my marriage, and my attraction to him was a good reason to force my own hand. We first slept together a week...
    laniegirl84 laniegirl84 26-30, F Oct 1

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    Well, after a really bad fight with my mother (it was 10000 times worse than ever and I had to block her on FB) and a horrible altercation with my sister in law that involved a lot...
    pixiedust0415 pixiedust0415 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    Who doesn't rite? We all need to some time to time
    morninglory69 morninglory69 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    We have been together on and off for almost 2 years , he have failed me many times and I have forgive him many times , I did few mistakes 2 but none compared to his , he forgave me...
    denial1 denial1 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    these may or may not be my last words the world may or may not remember them death may or may not be the answer for once in my sad abysmal life my greatest waist of time i just...
    Ericsoftpaw Ericsoftpaw 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    One of the things my mother used to do in order to assert control over me was to abandon me. She did it regularly. She didn't start until I was old enough to be able to take the...
    itsu526 itsu526 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I realised a long time ago that I really enjoy being there for people who need me. I don't claim to be perfect or a saint, but I do get a lot of satisfaction from helping people. I...
    iamhere4you iamhere4you 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I'd love to help people, but I myself need help at times. <(→ o ←)> *sigh*
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Always here for anybody who needs someone to listen or talk to! Feel free to message me any time!
    thefurthestthing thefurthestthing 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    I've got so many feelings and desires, but nobody to express them to! I wanna hold a deserving man tightly around the waist and caress him gently where ever he so desires. I wanna...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 16-17, F Sep 22

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    It seems like such a simple phrase and one I find almost cliche. I crave love in ways I cannot express, but reject it at the same time. I fear needing someone who doesn't need me...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    i hate my loser little brother. he called me one day and said, let's start a business together, wont get into the details, but it required money. i was elated cuz ive always just...
    blue951 blue951 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Being alone is when I truly feel like I can be myself. No judgements, no one needing me, no one annoying me. I'm on my schedule, my time, I can do what I please. It's just so hard...
    Li1981 Li1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    I dont really know how to say this. Im just afraid my friends would judge me by my problems. I love my family so much i wish i could be with them all the time. I have serious...
    Username5679 Username5679 22-25, M 5 Responses Sep 28

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    I am always one to try to be strong. Always the string one who has all her sh!t together. The one who for years has been the glue that holds everything together. I am recently...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Sometimes when I sit down and don't have much to do or think about, I might start to feel like something is missing from my life. I think right now it's missing the sadness I felt...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    good thing my workplace is near a mexican restaurant. So when i am upset at work, i could always have my break at the restaurant. What more? They have this mojito that tastes so...
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Over the last 2 days I have had a friends kids staying. In total I had 9 kids. She needed "me" time so I took them. I feel I did it as she is my only friend but she never takes my...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F Oct 5

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    Me & my now ex have just broken up after 7 months. We've been through a lot of ups & downs he said I was the best thing that ever happened to him & he's never been in love like...
    CandiceRx3 CandiceRx3 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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    I've been dating this guy for almost 3 years. And of course I'm madly in love. He has hurt me many time in the past. Other girls, lying, ect. He does this thing where he breaks up...
    blue1750 blue1750 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    A couple years ago I dated this guy that seemed to have a problem with everything I did, and at that point in my life it made me insecure. I'm only thinking about this now because...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Feel free to message me any time. Always down to listen ((((-:
    ieatlsd ieatlsd 13-15, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm that kind of person that'll always remember your name, I may just say Hi and start some random conversation about apples or flip flops you know. And let me tell you, I'm a very...
    spash spash 18-21, F Sep 20

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    I won't let you close enough to hurt me No, I won't rescue you to just desert me I can't give you the heart you think you gave me It's time to say goodbye to turning tables To...
    ItsGracie ItsGracie 31-35, F Oct 7

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    Time to evolve into something else. The "character" I've been is becoming boring. "She" is always attracting the same type. I must say they bore me now. Time to create a new mask...
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 8

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    Never. How could I when so many people refused to abandon me when times got tough?
    TheEmberLeader TheEmberLeader 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Been at work since 5 and am bored as hell someone hit me up and help me waste time
    ridge76 ridge76 22-25, M Sep 25

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    So I'll start with mine...Even though I'm grateful for how far I've come in life, I still feel like people judge me at times for my past that they don't fully understand. At times...
    SiriusJT SiriusJT 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Sometimes it gets so bad I can't leave the house because I think everyone is staring at me. Other times I get so emotional for no reason I scare myself. For a doctor to give a very...
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I don't want company in my misery, I just don't want to be alone for the recovery. When at times that recovery is miserable, don't give up on me. Each time you're there to hold my...
    AlaskanBeliever AlaskanBeliever 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    i know his parents well..they are friends of my parents and due to this only the 1 thought of him liking me struck my mind.. once we went to a religious place and there we both got...
    ananyarai ananyarai 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    I feel like no one would miss me. maybe its just the situation Im in, but i can't see anyone missing me. not anymore. I've pushed everyone away. maybe my mom. but she's forced to...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ive been in love with my bestfriend since freshmen year. We have been soo close but he doesnt love me back.. We have been through soo much together.. He used to like me but then...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F Sep 21