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I Want to Change the Way I Think About Myself

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    AM I??

    I am so hard on myself I don't think I am pretty enough or thin enough or my boobs aren't big enough I have always been a nice looking girl but the changes that I have gone through in life have given me a different view of myself. I get compliments all the time about how...
    Braveheart4real Braveheart4real 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2008

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    Love Everyone But Me.

    i love everyone, thing, and person... besides me. im a very sad empty person.. but only when it comes to me. depression/self hate/ worthlessness... only in me. i love so many things and love making everyone happy. i love helping people in anyway i can and making people happy. but...
    skinbones skinbones 16-17 1 Response Jun 18, 2012

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    My Self-Worth...

    I'm very hard on myself. When I was younger, I wasn't. Didn't care what people thought or said about me. Just lived my life. When I got to high school, I was content until my sister graduated; then I was alone. Didn't have any friends. I mean none. So I began to be content in...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2013

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    My Mind Is So Full of Stori...

    My mind is so full of stories, I want to get beyond the ego
    wlzabi wlzabi 41-45, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    lately I've come to notice

    that I'm so damn perfect at giving advice for others to improve themselves and not to give a **** about their weak excuses they come up with, but when it comes to me, I come up with a mountain of excuses and do nothing at the end of the day. I want to change, but it seems that I...
    Gamal274 Gamal274 18-21, M Jun 8, 2014

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    Hmm

    i hate everything about myself. i need to work on things && change that. i hate feeling down on myself all the time
    taraxlovesxevan taraxlovesxevan 18-21, F Jul 29, 2008

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    I Want to Think More Possitivly

    i want to be more positive about myself, so that i can feel more happy about the way i am and then i will generally be more happy and cheerful with everything else. changing just the way i think about myself could change so many other other things and for the better!
    sezy sezy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2007

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    I Want To Change

    i am young. 19. with far more resposibilities than most 35 year olds. i am married with tons of bills and also active duty in the US Marines. Things have not been easy at all for my wife and i. And i had a rough life growing up and it is really affecting me now. i want to change...
    willchange willchange 18-21 1 Response Jul 12, 2012

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    Near Death Experience

    about a month ago, I attempted to kill myself and almost suceeded if it werent for my cousin finding me I would be dead. At first i was extremely angry at her, wishing she had just let me die. That was the lowest point in my life. Everything i saw was darkened. I couldnt think...
    strugglingbuthopeful strugglingbuthopeful 18-21 Apr 12, 2012

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    Here Is Something That Is An Interesting Read

    http://www.oprah.com/spirit/How-to-Feel-Less-Powerless-Deepak-Chopra/2 There is more the link above, I'm going to copy and paste some of it. to use a metaphor, imagine that you are caught in a net. All nets have holes, so find one, and jump through it. I've known wives of abusive...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F May 17, 2012

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    One Molecule Away From Bad

    Sometimes I think I am one molecule away of doing something bad.  One more molecule and I would be completely insane not just bi-polar.  One more molecule and I would be a theif.  i think about stealing stuff but never follow throug with it.  i think about a 1...
    sunnyblues sunnyblues 36-40 Sep 13, 2008

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    I have spent last 2 years trying to appreciate

    the things I hate about myself. Doing this has helped me more than trying to change what I hate about myself.
    BillieTheEye BillieTheEye 36-40, F 1 Response May 31, 2014

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    Love! Me!

    I want to love myself!! I want to be ok with not looking like a supermodel! I want to not care if someone else doesn't think I'm good enough! I want to be free of this oppressive insecurity blanket!!!
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    I Want to Be Better Than What I Am Now..

    I was thinking a lot today, about how I become, I noticed lately i'm being so demanding, emotional, dramatic, extremely pessimistic, and irrational.. I'm a married woman, 21 years old and my husband is not with me at the moment he's away working for few months. We are always...
    Kuleyy1130 Kuleyy1130 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2009

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    Try Louise L Hay On Youtube Videos--it's A Full Time Job To Change

    I'm working with Louise L Hay every day, plus a number of other videos. It's hard work.  After 45 years of feeling one way, it's not easy to say "It's ok to be me"  No it's not. I'm stupid, ugly and useless....--well, that's what constantly goes through my head and has went on...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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    Being a Big Guy I Have a Di...

    Being a big guy I have a distorted body image of myself. I don't see my size as it truly is. Maybe what I look like isn't what I really look like! Hmmmm? Go figure!
    neo2012 neo2012 36-40, M 2 Responses May 9, 2008

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    kind Of...i Think I'm P...

    kind of...i think i'm pretty awesome....but i'm not to confident about my body....but what chick it...?
    FreeByrd FreeByrd 22-25, F May 9, 2008

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    How To Change The World Through The Self

    NEVER say I hate you to yourself. In fact, don’t even allow yourself to say anything hurtful to yourself about yourself. Tell yourself that you love yourself everyday. Allow yourself to make mistakes and just experience them- don’t judge yourself, or others. When getting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    does anyone here know how to get rid of stage

    fear & facing the public ? would really help me : )
    ihopeichangeforthebetter ihopeichangeforthebetter 18-21, M 15 Responses May 20, 2014

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     Yes. ...

     Yes. I'm depressed all the time and feel that I will never find love or true happiness. A lot of the time I'm stuck in a cycle of ennui. I just constantly see others succeeding or getting what they want and it just reminds me of everything bad that has happened to me and...
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 9, 2008

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    How To Change Me.

    I hate everything about me and I get so upset about it sometimes. I really want to change the way I think because it is beginning to affect everything. I have no confidence and no self esteem and I really need to build them up again to be me again.
    LittleMissDaredevil LittleMissDaredevil 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14, 2012

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    Aloneness

    Hi Im Jeannie.. I am alone often.. I do have a boyfriend he doesnt understand things and cant really have a real converstation with him.. I love him we help each other a lot and all that.. I moved away about an hour away to be closer to him.. he lives one mile from me.. we are...
    sweetbear52 sweetbear52 61-65, F Jul 15, 2013

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    I Need to Change the Way I Think About Myself.

    When I was younger I used to be a little chubby. But then I got a little taller and lost my baby fat. For some reason I can't seem to get rid of the way of thinking that I used to have. I still see myself as a chubby kid. I still look at myself and think I need to lose weight. I...
    whatsername23 whatsername23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

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    I Wanna Change Myself..

    Someone once said to be that no one can respect you if you don't respect yourself. I've been in a bad relationship for a few years now and have been treated badly, I didn't really realise it because it happened so slowly but it's gotten to the point where he's knocked me...
    sarajean sarajean 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    I Gove My Self a Hard Time....

    I gove my self a hard time. when I think that I have messed up i have these visions of opening myslef up with a knife. Not that I ever would but it's a brutal image. Hell, if anyone else messes up I don't visualise the same treatment! I keep trying to change the vision. Like...
    everhopeful everhopeful 31-35, F May 9, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    We came from the world. In a way, we are earth. So, me thinking about the planet... That's earth being self aware.. Right?
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Imagine if for one week, during clear weather, if we turned off all of the lights everywhere and filmed the entire night sky world wide.. Think we would catch any UFOs?
    steviehunt steviehunt 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    it is as though the more I study myself the more I change.. I think something is a concrete truth about myself it changes. it's hard to live in such a tumultuous undefined grey...
    honestlyanonymouslyme honestlyanonymouslyme 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    1. I am creative. 2. I am sensitive emotionally. 3. I am into details and can express myself really well, some say I am rather eloquent and articulate. 4. I am very friendly... it...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 5

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    Ah yes. The universal finality that is death. There's few human emotions that can't be related to death. Sorrow, anger, despair, fear and the likes is the ones normally coming to...
    Vumsy Vumsy 22-25, M Apr 14

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    "Fallin' For You" I don't know but I think I maybe Fallin' for you dropping so quickly Maybe I should keep this to myself Waiting 'til I know you better I am trying not to tell...
    graciousindifference29 graciousindifference29 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I've always done the soul searching thing... On my own not through religion or philosophy. I'm a little more original haha. I want to learn about myself because I know I have...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I don't want to be here anymore. I want to disappear. I think about it all the time, I mimic putting a gun to my head and shooting myself. When I'm driving I imagine driving into a...
    theginger89 theginger89 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    For a while I was thinking about my ex-boyfriend a little more than I should. He is my friend on Facebook, so when I posted "I wonder do you think about me as much as I sit and...
    Missinterpret Missinterpret 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    0. Height? 1,63 cm. 1. Virgin? Eh... 2. Shoe size? 6 (USA standard). 3. Do you smoke? Nope 4. Do you drink? Um yeah, lots of water and soda. 5. Do you take drugs? When I'm sick. 6...
    AtLoss AtLoss 16-17, T 5 days ago

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    Three things you are looking forward to: 1. Painting with paint, charcoal, cray-pas 2. Radio Disney Music Awards 2015 (this weekend) 3. Nick Jonas music tour upcoming List ten...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Apr 20

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    Today I woke up thinking about what I want out of life. I realized that I have put myself in an awful situation in a relationship in my life. I have compromised what I believe in...
    Hockeyplayer56 Hockeyplayer56 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I think about it both on a more general, impersonal level, and a personal level. Lately I've been more focused on the personal side of it.I can't remember the last time I've really...
    ambivalentFriability ambivalentFriability 18-21 5 hrs ago

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    I always think about suicide and being bipolar doesn't help the situation...it randomly hits my thoughts when ever I'm alone like "you should totally grab that knife and stab...
    TheresAPossibility TheresAPossibility 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Does anyone know how to fix this? I don't know what happened to me, but a lot of my thoughts are about what people think about me. If they like me or not? Do they find me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Cant stop thinking about him. The wonderful soul that he is. The gentleness of his touch the love in his eyes the warmth in his voice. There is nothing or no one more amazing than...
    solongago2 solongago2 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I keep thinking im over it but it always comes up in my mind. Yesterday i saw a picture of my rapist. Its been over a year since ive seen him and its made me worse than i have been...
    anonymous138 anonymous138 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "The road of self-discovery will be long and often painful. Finding your true self will make the journey worth while." I have been on this journey for a long time, progressively...
    StillBecomingaButterfly StillBecomingaButterfly 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I think about it way to much it is stupid I wish it would all go away I can't feel anything anymore I just wunna die at this point
    deadgirlcutter deadgirlcutter 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 8