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    It's All Good! - I don't mean it's good to shut down and disconnect with life and love ones. When I shut down, I shut down body, soul and mind. I lay around, and become a zombie...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    I Do It But I Dont Let Anyone Know. - Yeah I shut down when things get too rough but no one knows it but me.I've faked being happy so many times in front of my family and friends I...
    ImaSecret16 ImaSecret16 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2012

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    I Cant Do It I Break - I ride horses And i just got a 4 yr old and sometimes i get so angry and break down and cry a little and my trainer just goes ur being rediculous. I shut out...
    Hunterjumperctr Hunterjumperctr 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2012

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    I Sleep - Sometimes I sleep 14 or 15 hours a night. Get up, go to work and come home and sleep again.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 13, 2012

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    Hide - Whenever I get really upset, I just try to sleep for as long as I can. Sometimes I wish somebody would just knock me unconscious for a few days.
    paperalias paperalias 22-25, F Nov 21, 2007

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    Just found out my dads cancer is back... I can't do this... He is one of the few people who understands how I feel about life... I can't do this... The doctor said if it comes back...
    maggielue maggielue 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 6

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    Hide - I'm the little black weeble bug that rolls into a ball when touched. I hide with hopes that it will all disappear but generally when I open my eyes the monsters have only...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 5, 2008

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    I sit on the bathroom floor trying to collect my thoughts. My body shaking, choking on my tears. The thoughts whiz around in my head till I find something to focus on. I start...
    momomonster23 momomonster23 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    It Feels Like There's No Way Out - The plumber just fixed the pipes in my kitchen and charged me $375 for about an hour's work. It takes me 3 or 4 days to make that much money...
    lasw lasw 41-45 2 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    Overwhelmed And Depressed - when things happen in my life I just shut down. I shut myself off from the world. I think if I just ignore the problems they will disappear. I know it...
    godschild84 godschild84 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    Breakdown... - there are days that are just sooo hard...when i just want to listen to music, and sleep...or just try to block my mind off things, and be away from people...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2008

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    Numb - suffering from Borderline I always thought that it was all about having the heightened emotions and reacting to everything negative. But recently I have been thinking back...
    Daisypie Daisypie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2012

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    Sleep Time - When things get to be too much I go to sleep for a while. My mind closes out the world and I shut down and hive myself a break. It is my coping mechanism and seems to...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    I thought things were going good lately until the other day my uncle took really unwell and got taken to hospital and that set my emotions off with everything and now as I lay here...
    Dg135 Dg135 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    Work is stressing me out. Bf being in jail is stressing me out. My feelings for another man are stressing me out. It's too much. I don't think I can get out of bed today.
    Kismet905 Kismet905 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I Shut Down When... - I'm overstressed and have no room to recover. It's like when I used to live in an high rise apartment building I called the nuthouse. This neighbor, a crazy...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Sep 14, 2012

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    Just Too Much - I thrive in high stress situations, but when complications come from every direction I can't deal with it. Divorce. Teenagers. Health issues. Dealing with my...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2012

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    Dont Know Why! - Whenever something in my life overwhelms me....I just want to crawl up in a corner and shut everything and everyone out. I am feeling this way right now. I dont...
    picgirl picgirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 13, 2008

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    Rise Of The Dead Man - Six years ago life became: so overwhelming, so brutal, so difficult to handle that I shut down. I died inside and the ruthless, coldblooded, methodical...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    I'm Trying To Change This - I really can't remember my life when I shut down. I have depression, PTSD, and when I was sick, it was just enough to make sure my kids were ok. I was...
    jcue1976 jcue1976 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 26, 2011

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    Back And Forth Forever - I feel unsatisfied. I know exactly what to say, and exactly what I should be doing... yet I can't bring myself to say it. I shut down and wait too long...
    magickalveneer magickalveneer 22-25, F 21 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    So Tired Of Everything - My mom was a alcoholic and a pill head for 12 years of my 13 year old life, shes still a pill head though she wont admit it. But i shut everyone out even...
    Hunterjumperctr Hunterjumperctr 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Doing It To Myself....letting Myself Feel Overwhelmed By Things That Are Nonexistent In My Life - I've always done it. But I want to keep the shutting down this time. I keep...
    Greeneyedandcurious Greeneyedandcurious 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2012

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    My Life From Abuse To Healing - my life is so much better i have my own house its almost been 2 years my deperssion is better i am still in councling , from the abuse from my...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2010

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    It's all psychological and I know I can control it but I don't want to. I want it to lead me to where I'm supposed to be.
    ILoveYourSmile ILoveYourSmile 13-15, F Mar 6

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    It's not like I can't handle my ****. I will handle business if I have to, but it most likely won't be the same quality it would be if the issue were the only issue going on. Once...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I have a very promising career... But, most of the time.. Things are happening too fast.. I am trying to keep up, I really do... I even surpass my targets.. But way deep down, I am...
    graceyflux graceyflux 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Just Like The Picture... Just.. Not.. Naked. - Long story short, a few months ago, I stopped talking, to anyone, my parents, my friends, the outside world.  And I shut down. I...
    Heyitsval Heyitsval 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2011

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    This Song Pretty Much Says It All -  
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2011

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    I want to leave my fiancé of 6 yrs. I feel as though we are not progressing. When I try to talk to him about my needs his males them sound trivial. He always promises things will...
    reasonseasonlifetime reasonseasonlifetime 26-30, F Mar 22

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    A Secret Harmonic Emotion - And so I stood alone, did not cry for audience because there was no one that could take me home. I felt like I was dying on my own stage. Blissfully...
    MadamSinwell MadamSinwell 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    Days like today...one of those where I just sit and wonder what's the point? I mean I try and try and nothing. Why am I sticking around when there's nothing but pain. At times I...
    alesha1 alesha1 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I Want To Be Alone....i Think - Suffering with depression and PTSD for eight years....the medication merry-go-round. When things start getting to be too much for me to deal with...
    ilove2tri ilove2tri 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    College Stress - When I was doing my A Levels earlier this year,I had a mountain of coursework to complete in a week,and I was stressed out with my boyfriend and the...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2008

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    My Problem - When life becomes to much I close everyone off, I've lost many people and a few relationships because of my problem I wish i wasn't like this, sometimes when this...
    JstAnotherGirl JstAnotherGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    Living In My Imagination - My childhood wasn't so great, so most times i would just escape my life with daydreams.i use to just shut down when life became so overwhelming... i...
    pandora102693 pandora102693 18-21, F Feb 13, 2012

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    I Am Shutting Down -   I just cant do it any more pretend isam not hurting becalse iam . iam sutting down emotionally becalse all this is driving me crazy and the more I get...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F Jul 13, 2008

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    When life is too much for me I do not handle it well at all. I go through waves of emotions in less than an hour. I become very depressed, then that depression turns to anger, then...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I Crumble to Bits. - I lose myself in my mind and try to pull out and answer or idea to help the situation, often left just thinking about how bad things have gotten. I become a...
    aliceXIONU aliceXIONU 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2012

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    Overweight - Hello, I am only a 13 year old girl that gets treated wrong. I have a alcolic mother and a angry father. (who is nicer now because he is in a relationship) {THEY ARE...
    needstoriesasap needstoriesasap 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    I Regress - At times when life becomes too difficult for me to face, I run and hide within myself and seemingly regress to an earlier stage of emotional development.  I...
    trixi trixi 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    Withdrawn - It's an involuntary reflex, as natural as recoiling from a flame.  As soon as life offends my senses, I'm gone.  I struggle to stay aware, but awareness...
    Egoberd Egoberd 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    Exhausted - exhausted mentally of the world around me... seems like laziness and bitterness has swallowed the entirety of man kind.... seems like everyone only thinks of themselves...
    IzabelKincade IzabelKincade 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2013

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    My Life Is Very Bad - I need help. I am a disabled person living on Social Security. I suffer from depression and anxiety. My family will not talk to me because of some of my...
    badlifealways badlifealways 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    Life Is So Overwhelming. I Do Not Want To See Other People. And Sleep Most Of The And Sleep Most Of The Time. I Feel So Overwhelmed I Don't Know How Much More I Can Take - I did...
    badlifealways badlifealways 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    I'm struggling to keep it together but I'm on the verge of shutting down. So many things to deal with. I feel like I'm falling apart.
    DZsbg DZsbg 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Cant Do It Anymore - I feel so overwhelmed by everything I keep taking on more than I can emotionally cope with, Mother of 2, full time student, a community volunteer, an ex...
    Purplekitt Purplekitt 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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