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I Stay Up Ridiculously Late, Doing Absolutely Nothing

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    elsapowelldooley elsapowelldooley 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    Night owl syndrome! Music

    and ice cream.
    Parkerluv1 Parkerluv1 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 3

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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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    butterflydinosaur butterflydinosaur 16-17, F 1 Response May 9

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    thefaultinourscars thefaultinourscars 13-15, F 1 Response 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 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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    EBestest EBestest 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 3

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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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    luhalauren luhalauren 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm doing that tonight Pinterest Instagram And

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

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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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    follow me on instagram.

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

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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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    CarapherneliaPTV CarapherneliaPTV 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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 Oct 4

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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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    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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    Oh my goodness! This is totally me!

    Don't even ask me what I do because I probably don't even remember. :p
    ShimmerSquirrels13 ShimmerSquirrels13 22-25, F 2 Responses 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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    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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    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 3

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    HyperactiveLauren HyperactiveLauren 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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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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    davidlee2014 davidlee2014 16-17, M 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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    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 2 Responses Oct 2

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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 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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    You tried everything Yes,

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

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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 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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    Dinosaurfanatic Dinosaurfanatic 13-15, F 9 Responses Aug 12

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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 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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    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 1 Response Oct 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 am very guilty of this. Stay up till like four just listening to music.
    JustMe0923 JustMe0923 16-17, M Oct 11

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    And that's exactly what I'm doing now.
    burnedmemories burnedmemories 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    And then really regret it when I have to go to work at 7am the next day........
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Literally sit on my couch for hours with no tv on after work and get lost in thought or going through **** on the Internet and next thing you know it's 2am. Always -_-
    myairborneheart myairborneheart 22-25, F Oct 11

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    Well... It's 2am where I am right now, tomorrow is school and I am supposed to hold a speech in front of the entire school at 8 am. That'll be fun.
    Nickname4me Nickname4me 18-21, M Oct 12

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    Well I stay up late all the time! But It is easier when im upset. I tend to stay up much longer when im upset too. It really depends though. I stay up doing different things...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Oct 1

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    Kath. Do you remember all those late nights after sh!++y days! Sat doing the rotten paperwork! Glad that it had finally gone quiet? How we'd laugh at some of the incidents that...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 5

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    T-Requess, I know you're going through so really hard stuff right now, and I know you'll hear this from lots of people. But I'm here for you. I always have been and I always will...
    NobodyCaresOkai NobodyCaresOkai 13-15, F Oct 5

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