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I Stay Up Ridiculously Late, Doing Absolutely Nothing

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    Tumblr until like 2 am,

    when I have to be up at 5
    moriartyloveskittens moriartyloveskittens 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    I used to, but my real mother (in Heaven)

    always gets on me for doing that so I'm trying to stop.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    CompassionateCoffee CompassionateCoffee 13-15 2 Responses Apr 25

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    It's like my mind races through the night.

    Thinking about my day, my past, my future, running scenes through my head of things that should've happend in my life or just thinking about all things I wish I had. It's like a peaceful time, quiet and no one bothers you. I could be awake till 2 in the morning just playing...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 26

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    Time difference ! That's

    why ! Every 2 weeks I am in a different time zone but when I get back home I stay up like an owl but it doesn't bother me at all I can sleep whenever I want to
    maznaz maznaz 26-30, M May 12

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    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    will1755 will1755 18-21, M Apr 19

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    elsapowelldooley elsapowelldooley 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    I complain about not getting any sleep

    but really I stay up late and don't do anything
    jacithepanda jacithepanda 13-15, F Apr 19

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    I can't help it I just can't sleep

    so I stay on my iPod all night then hardly sleep and go to college hard to break a bad habit but that habit could be better with people to talk too
    AriesNinja AriesNinja 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    follow me on instagram.

    ..i will follow back? @simplebitchh 💀👽
    avxragxwhorx avxragxwhorx 13-15, F 1 Response May 31

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    Sshhh, Don'T Tell My Parents!

    I found a picture online and it related to my life so much and made me laugh: "When I say 'I'm going to bed,' it really means I'll lie on my bed for hours on my phone." I'll play my silly but fun games on my iPod until midnight then really go to bed. Or I'll watch a bunch of...
    MusicalMe MusicalMe 16-17, F Nov 15, 2013

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    Sometimes I just want to sleep

    until I am a different person. But I want to be me so I stay up.
    thewildjoe thewildjoe 18-21, M Mar 26

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    I just lay there on my bed just waiting

    for something ....... But I don't know what is
    Killerinstict Killerinstict 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I have stayed up super late

    for many years. I find nighttime to be truly serene and calming. I feel it's the time of day when I have no real obligations that need taking care of immediately, so I can relax and do whatever I want. This means I generally do nothing too productive. I just enjoy the quiet and...
    misscoffee misscoffee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I noticed that I have my best ideas at midnight

    and it's often some ridiculous idea to change my life like, another bad diet idea or how to get her to like me. But of course, since I'm tired as ****, nothing actually happens. Sometimes, only sometimes, does stuff actually happen. I actually got the bright idea to join EP, at...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M Dec 14, 2013

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    seriously what am i doing awake?

    i never really know. just am.
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    Ever get the feeling like your brain is a

    racecar, going a million miles a minute and wont stop?
    lovesaroo lovesaroo 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I'm extremely bored so

    if you want to talk, chat, converse, or any other synonym you can think of just message me.
    HollowHeartedHero HollowHeartedHero 18-21, M Apr 18

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    Dinosaurfanatic Dinosaurfanatic 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 12

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    Sometimes I wish I am talk to

    whoever I want without worrying that they don't want to talk to me back. I love this app don't get me wrong, but I really wish my real friends cared this much :/
    wordsinmymind wordsinmymind 16-17, M May 12

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    I've always made a habit of staying up late

    and have never understood why. I seem to like when everyone else is asleep and it's quiet and peaceful in the house. Must be psychological too since the internet, TV and books all seem to get more interesting the later it gets. Similar to a feeling you get when forced to study...
    ToothlessOne ToothlessOne 70+, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    Couldn't sleep, so I put on a movie.

    I know I'll need to watch it again, but wow... Synecdoche New York was incredible. I was thoroughly confused/inspired/scared/entertained.
    StarFox11 StarFox11 22-25, M Apr 3

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    There is nothing remotely interesting about my

    ceiling but when I'm supposed to be asleep it's just so ... intriguing. At least I tell myself that.
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I sometimes stays late

    and thinks what if i hold my breath and let myself die? Cause I wanna be free from this world without any reason. I don't have any pain or problem. But i don't know why I just wanna be free from this world.
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 16

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    This is becoming a bad habit,

    I'm almost always late for school but night is the best time to just chill
    Skateen18 Skateen18 18-21, M Apr 5

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    Enough said in the title xD

    that is seriously like the story of my life.
    richierich22 richierich22 16-17, M Jan 6

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    I don't understand why I stay up

    so late when I'm not actually doing nothing! I'm not watching anything, or reading, listening to music, chatting to friends etc... Nothing! My mind refuses to switch off... It wants a purpose! So I try and read but it doesn't like that either! I'll just stare at my ceiling...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 5 Responses May 12

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    I live in Scotland and I'm still up its

    now turning 5 in the morning hate getting to sleep
    dawsthesloth dawsthesloth 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    thefaultinourscars thefaultinourscars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have insomnia so bad.

    I work and go to school and when I'm not doing that I'm running errands I would think I'd be exhausted since I'm always busy.
    lovenicolexo lovenicolexo 18-21, F 5 Responses May 12

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    I have a terrible habit of saying up late,

    I do nothing what so ever I stay up late. I get tired but I just don't go to sleep, I'm a tad bit strange!
    sugarplumfairies sugarplumfairies 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    butterflydinosaur butterflydinosaur 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    You tried everything Yes,

    a thousand times
    gilllung gilllung 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I like to talk to myself

    and my own problems out loud because let's face it, no one really wants to listen. It's boring and makes me look self-centered. Most of the time, i would rather be alone than with all these critics.
    honeybee3584 honeybee3584 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 3

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    Probably Why I'm On Here And Not In Bed

    I don't sleep well, I wake up all hours of the night. This is why I'm on here tonight. I heard about this site through a friend. I thought it would be better to write then to be up all night just staring off in space (even if no one reads this or cares). It's just nice to feel...
    ElysPerception ElysPerception 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    luhalauren luhalauren 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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    emotionalyana emotionalyana 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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