I Stay Up Ridiculously Late, Doing Absolutely Nothing

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    4am... If typing this is considered

    as doing nothing, then I'm doing nothing...
    BabyKyle14 BabyKyle14
    16-17, M
    Oct 19, 2015

    I just stay up playing video games,

    games on computer, and tv
    jackhack101 jackhack101
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    I swear to God, it's ridiculous.

    I watch videos on YouTube or read books or just whatever and when I look at the time 2 hours have passed. Ridiculous.
    LadyWhatever LadyWhatever
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2014

    I stay up late thinking about scenarios about

    what would happen and what I'd do in them.
    GaleTheSwift GaleTheSwift
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    I'm up until at least 3 am every night.

    it's starting to get to me cuz I ended up exhausted all the next day but still barely sleep. it's also hella boring, I've played through all my games at least once, there's no one to talk to. I feel like I'm losing whats left of my mind most nights.
    Vaultgirl42 Vaultgirl42
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    sleep is for the weak!

    i love to stay up late and write ?
    m1r14nn4 m1r14nn4
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

    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
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2013

    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

    My brain is like, "mwahahaha.

    No sleep for you."
    Spidey0 Spidey0
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I have two more double shifts this weekend.

    and pulling a tour, which means after one double I will talk for ninety minutes about folklore and ghosts. and knowing how I am on a Saturday with a new haircut and a late night, I'm gonna go out. so all of this is before me and I have a new job starting on Monday. so what am...
    4rae2 4rae2
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 13

    Recently I sleep at about 5am,

    thinking about my life.
    anonymouslysleeping anonymouslysleeping
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2015

    Usually I have big plans

    that just never come to fruition. Clean house, dusting, give doggies baths--- or get on EP...
    CharryICT CharryICT
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    I usually stay up pretty late just staring at

    the ceiling lol I sometimes can't fall asleep so I either just lay there or get online then I eventually fall asleep
    ashley254 ashley254
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    I'm staying up late since last year.

    I sometime obsessed too much with some object (girls thing) and that's make me can't sleep. Many time i slept at 11pm and i woke up at 1am. I don't even have anyhting on my mind at that time but still can't sleep
    sunflaw sunflaw
    22-25, F
    Feb 12
    M3Wx1MxD4NG3R0US M3Wx1MxD4NG3R0US
    13-15, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    I get involved in something in my room

    and lose track of time. When I look up at the clock I am always surprised to see its three a.m. Or later! I have to get to the station early to get the train into Perpignan.
    Banyousbabe Banyousbabe
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 12

    Netflix is the background noise to my thoughts.

    just lay there and get bombarded with one after the other. the lack of answers is driving me insane.
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 11

    gonna stay up all night watching you tube in bed

    and sleep in class, another normal night.
    Alexandelira Alexandelira
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Absolutely doing late,

    ridiculously up stay i
    dayoneone dayoneone
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 19, 2015

    Pretty much story of my life!

    ! Lately I been watching Dexter. It's such a great show I'm already halfway through season 5!
    soxs45 soxs45
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    like seriously I've been kicking around here

    for the last 12 hours. my life is so interesting.
    PeaceLoveBunnies26 PeaceLoveBunnies26
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2015
    PeaceAndLove1 PeaceAndLove1
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    Pretty much nothing. Netflix,

    facetime, wasting my life away. Oops.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 11, 2015

    I USED to ( it's SUCH a common theme on EP ( I

    take meds that help me sleep > & gave my life back, sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I had discovered EP beFORE I got treatment ( I am GRATEFUL for my treatment & meds, I have my life back now, I used to have 72hr days )
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    Nov 15, 2015

    this has been a problem

    for me since school let out for winter break. i had 3 weddings 9 birthdays 4 parties to attend this past december during the Holliday craze. it was all family events. i am not a grumpy person normally but i found myself acting like a cast member from the movie grumpy old men. i...
    cocomilkgirl cocomilkgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9

    I can be dragging all day at work,

    barely able to keep my eyes open at dinner but around 9 pm I am wide awake. I tell myself "go to bed, you know you need to be up before 6 am". 1 am I am still awake. Sometimes I get lucky and have an awesome conversation on EP with someone that isn't being a troll. In that case...
    piper66 piper66
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2015

    I have homework due tomorrow

    but I haven't eschew that new episode of scream queens yet so...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 20

    Seriously I just stare into blank space with no

    background noise having a drink & I actually enjoy it. It's time to unwind...
    selina1986 selina1986
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 14

    Yep. At least EP is here to keep us engaged in

    something, instead of staring at the ceiling.
    MommaTequila2 MommaTequila2
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    One word: Pinterest. It's not

    as bad now as it was before they had a "bottom of the page", still hours and hours of my life have been wasted scrolling on there
    Beccalei12 Beccalei12
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2014

    I'm like an owl at night :))))you know,

    it's so interesting. Maybe it's because of that I was born at midnight. Any way I like it.... But it's too hard for me to get up early in the morning ;):))))))
    zohi zohi
    18-21, F
    Jan 23

    Here I am, laying here,

    searching every random thought I have on Google. Some of my favorite things to do at this time are reading online news articles, searching random facts or places I've thought about, listening to a song on youtube and then proceeding to read random comments on it, thinking about...
    ashb3r ashb3r
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    Like last night I was actually up till 3:00 on

    here doing other experiences
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948
    13-15, M
    Jan 10, 2015

    Damn true me!!!!!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 11, 2015

    Nothing? Nah, that was life

    before EP. LolxD Now I have stories to read. And staying up late to continue my stupid drama. That can't be count as nothing right? XD Oh, and it's 5:43 am, Saturday.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    why sleep when you can stay up late every night

    being sad then feel like **** the next day
    reeessa reeessa
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2014

    sometimes when the guilty thoughts are just to

    over whelming its hard to have a good night sleep...they have no idea what type of guilt thats embedded in my soul..it hurts to breathe it hurts to keep it hurts to drink water..im literary dying i just really really hope i dont suffer when it happens..i just want my heart to...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    tick tock goes the clock.

    even the sheep have gone to sleep.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015
    CallMeShayYeah CallMeShayYeah
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 8, 2015

    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
    3 Responses May 12, 2014

    03/04/2016 - Except I'm up late posting to EP

    since I guess I don't have anything else to do again tonight. Another lonely night.
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream
    26-30, F
    Apr 2

    Recently, its been the opposite.

    Like, I would normally stay up on a Saturday until 1 AM. I fell asleep around 9:30 PM. I hate it DX ~ Lys ♪
    LysChan LysChan
    22-25, F
    Jan 16

    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
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    im staying up late still doing work.

    . its just so tiring.. sigh.. what to do?? i sign my job offer.. is just like i sell my life away.. omg how sad..
    Kris1911 Kris1911
    22-25, F
    Feb 13

    True story. I do stay up ridiculously late

    doing nothing that I should be doing. However, I am never really doing absolutely nothing. I am always thinking. Composing stories or poems in my head. I may look like I'm doing nothing, but while my body is still, my mind is scurrying around looking for ideas. Serenitree1
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    I know I should TOTALY go to bed right now

    but surely it wouldn't hurt if I just watched one more episode of Torchwood?
    BioticCactus BioticCactus
    13-15
    Mar 21
    fauxlady fauxlady
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    last night i couldn't sleep

    so i watched black n white movies and tonight again can't sleep :D that's so fck annoying
    Lapeaa Lapeaa
    18-21, F
    Dec 1, 2015

    this isn't always the case

    for me sometimes I stayed up with that you were so late so they are times I go to bed like normal people. tonight is looking like a late night though.
    cocomilkgirl cocomilkgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015
    luhalauren luhalauren
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Feb 21, 2014

    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

    working overnights can seriously suck.

    i feel like i miss everything. cuz by the time im home at 7am all i wanna do is sleep.
    KittyKat402 KittyKat402
    18-21, F
    Feb 13
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