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I Stay Up Ridiculously Late, Doing Absolutely Nothing

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    davidlee2014 davidlee2014 16-17, M Oct 3

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 20

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    This is totally me. Every night

    when my boyfriend is away I don't sleep I stay up playing games on my tablet and watching Netflix till like 4 or 5 in the morning. I feel really unhealthy. Should I? Is it weird that I sleep best early mornings and is it weird that when my boyfriend is back and sleeping in the...
    Elibabe303 Elibabe303 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 4

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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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    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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    Do yik yak, EP, and Netflix count

    as nothing? Because if they do, I'm all over this lol
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 3

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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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    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 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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    YouKnowIHateMyself YouKnowIHateMyself 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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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 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 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    There are numerous occasions I have just stayed

    up laying in my bed staring at the ceiling. There was probably something on my mind but all I was doing was staring at nothing :P Maybe it is relaxing? I don't know
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 2

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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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    thefaultinourscars thefaultinourscars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    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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    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F Oct 28

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    Wow, bunch of childish remarks.

    .. Staying up late (doing nothing) is a terrible habit. Your ruining your circadian rhythm, if you don't know what that means... Just keep doing whatever ur doing late night, mindless toolbags.
    twentyfirsthd twentyfirsthd 26-30, T Oct 29

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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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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 3

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    You tried everything Yes,

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

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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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    Night owl syndrome! Music

    and ice cream.
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 3

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    sleep is for the weak!

    i love to stay up late and write ?
    m1r14nn4 m1r14nn4 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm doing that tonight Pinterest Instagram And

    movie central 100 free movies yay baby 😄😄😄😄😄
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    EBestest EBestest 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    Oh my goodness! This is totally me!

    Don't even ask me what I do because I probably don't even remember. :p
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 4

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    luhalauren luhalauren 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 21

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    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

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    SairaE SairaE 16-17, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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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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    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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    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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    All night every night

    when everyone is asleep and I can feel like I'm alone.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 3

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    Nothing at all. You could come into my room at

    3am and most likely I'd be sitting there staring at the wall >.> Why sleep when I can stay up all night upset and doing morning stuff feeling like ****
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, T 2 Responses Oct 27

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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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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    follow me on instagram.

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

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    why sleep when you can stay up late every night

    being sad then feel like **** the next day
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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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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    Sometimes, I wish I could be kicked out of my mind and thrown into sleep. I get caught up reminiscing, comparing how my life used to be to how it is now. Interestingly, I always...
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    3:16am, Monday. December 22. This unusually rare for me to be awake at this time. But about 12hrs ago, I was at Starbucks and ordered a coffee, forgetting the effects I would have...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F a week ago

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    I could get three and a half hours of sleep before my test tomorrow, or I could continue to stay up and do nothing important... Probably going with the second one
    CanIBeAnon CanIBeAnon 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    its 4:30 am and whut am i doing
    ir1012 ir1012 13-15, T 1 Response Nov 30

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    My daughters are awesome. 3 in their late teens or early twenties. All in school or working and doing so well. Very proud dad. Can't wait to see them Again Im hoping to get my...
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