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I Want to Change the Way I Think About Myself

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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     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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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've sworn to myself that THIS year I WILL lose weight so that I can feel better about myself. I have low self esteem, partly because I feel ugly because I'm so fat. Whenever I get...
    ConfessionsOfALostGurl ConfessionsOfALostGurl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I think about it a lot actually. I'm not going to go out and kill myself, but I really wouldn't mind if someone did it for me. All I need is for someone to run a red light and it's...
    BigBlittleb123 BigBlittleb123 16-17, M Dec 29, 2014

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    I still can not stop thinking about my ex. Some days I'm ok, other days I still cry. I can't get him out of my head. My heart pounds so hard when I think of him. I miss everything...
    EmilyPouliot EmilyPouliot 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Hi. This won't be an easy one. I'm 37 years old, and have been married for over 16 years. My wife and I have three girls, 16, 12 and 10. I have not been a loyal husband, but up...
    Betruetoyourpath Betruetoyourpath 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Yeah... I've been thinking about an Adventures in EP storytime thing for a'while now... Like taking experiences of what goes on and then turning them into adventerous exploits with...
    JeffreySmiles JeffreySmiles 26-30, M Jan 9

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    1) I love writing facts about myself 2) I hate myself (this one can be considered a fun fact) 3) im high rn 4) I hate high school 5) everything around me disgusts me 6) keaton...
    deactivatedaccount11111 deactivatedaccount11111 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    i when i do something stupidly silly i will freak out the next day and be like omg how did i do this I will ask myself lot of questions ? how will people will think about me now...
    brooke2001 brooke2001 13-15, F a week ago

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    I am 99% sure that I need to do this. He has made promise after promise that he would better himself. He's not a BAD person. He's just lazy. We got married too early because I...
    TakingFlight TakingFlight 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I feel like an obsessive compulsive stalker of the mind...I think about him way too much and being that I have known him like seven years but don't really know him makes it mostly...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I haven't felt like ending my life for a long time. It's strangely comforting, like an ex you know you shouldn't go back to but you get sucked in, a painful and pleasurable...
    amillionpeople amillionpeople 22-25 1 Response Jan 14

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    I have a daughter, Hazel, with my boyfriend of over 5years. When I got pregnant with Hazel he wanted me to get an abortion because we "weren't ready" and we don't have much money...
    MissLizzieD MissLizzieD 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am just sitting right now thinking about my life....what I really want to do? whenever I think of a purpose I deviate from it very soon...and end in situations which I always...
    dreamchaser23 dreamchaser23 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    These days it is getting a bit better.. I still don't like much about myself but there are more and more days when I can accept the way I am.. I just hope that it will stay that...
    Ortolan Ortolan 26-30, F Jan 5

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    I no longer care what others think about me. This is who I am, I am who I am and I will NOT change for anyone. I know I am different than other people. I am in my own world. I...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    It is quiete funny as .. as some writers write.. I will be happy... "When".. "If".. etc. Then when finally happy, one thinks about not losing the momment. Maybe trying to grip it...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    though I usually don't get any proof that people are thinking about me but I always assume it.its not the people or the world but its my subconscious mind who is always giving a...
    perfectcancerian perfectcancerian 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Everyday I wake up, no matter how hard I try the S thought comes rushing through time and time again. Is not just as passing thought but instead once the S is alive in my front...
    lastchancecurious lastchancecurious 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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