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I Want to Improve My Life

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    To Improve Yourself...requires... Really Knowing Yourself...

    For those of us on a path of self improvement, of somehow bettering our situation in life, there are many facets to this transformation. One of course, is first being aware of yourself. Know what you now do and think, and correcting and making adjustments to your current attitude...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    A Prayer Of Living

    I posted this poem the Knots prayer before. But I came across it again, and said, this is where i am now and where I really need to apply the idea of not limiting my heart , my life, my ideas, my creativity.it is about opening new doors, and avenues in my thinking, dreaming...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    That Is My Primary Aim

    Not just improving my life but establish a habit of continously improving myself.Currently, i suffer a lot of bad habits that hinders my performance name it my habit of browsing the internet,constant daydreaming and hearing music.Ironically, i wanted to learn so many things...
    spinningtime7 spinningtime7 18-21, M Jan 28, 2012

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    Need Help From Others

    I've been stuck in a dead end job for a while now and about to move out of my home and into the big bad world, I am scared that I am not going to be able to cope with the stress of paying bills and in general struggle to make it as I am now due to depression and such!
    atruebrit atruebrit 26-30, M Oct 18, 2013

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    Still Searching

    After 2 years of college i now have no interest in my course at all and am confused about what to do. I either need to listen to my head and finish the course so i can go on to start a nursing degree or follow my heart, give myself a break, enjoy life and do things that i...
    missym25 missym25 22-25, F Jan 11, 2010

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    Every Area

    Spiritual , Mental , Physical , family , social  ... I want to become closer to God . I want to become mentally stable , I want to gain 7 lbs improve my appearance and become completely comfortable with myself or as much as possible i dont want to become conceited i just...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2008

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    Need A Plan

    I guess I need a plan for this one. i keep going with the flow, thnking it will all go int he right direction and I don´t take as much action as I could. I need to improve my life by 1. creating more success in my career and pursue a new direction as well as my old one...
    Joelisa Joelisa 26-30, F Apr 18, 2010

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    I'm Working On It!

    I do suffer from Social Anxiety and depression was mixed up in that too. But I finally got help with the depression and now I'm working on my anxiety. :-) I do want a more quality life, where I am able to do more, some of the things that others take for granted. For...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2008

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    Want to Improve Health and Relationships

    I want to quit smoking cigarettes (I'm 42, started when I was 15), which I use to stuff my negative feelings (sadness or angery); I am in a quit-smoking program online; I need to take care of my health moreso now because I have diabetes, chronic pulmonary disease...
    RitaCamilla RitaCamilla 41-45, F Sep 8, 2008

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    I Do

    i want to improve my life . i want to graduate from college . move out of E parents house. move somewhere else  soon.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 20, 2009

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    Changing My Life For The Better

    Lately , my life has felt hopeless but i want to rise above my sadness and lack of self worth by trying to focus on the things that i can change for the better, rather than beating myself up about the things in life that i can't do anything about. I don't want to feel sad all...
    dragonfang dragonfang 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 19, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    Before 2 years..... i was a completely different person.... like.... i was being loved and taken care of wvwry where i went. I had sooo many friends..... i was the centre of the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 30

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    I want and desire a lifelong partner who makes an effort to make our relationship work.
    MikeUK MikeUK 51-55 Jul 7

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    My birthdays almost here its July 30 i cant wait to be 17 but it mocks me in the face because it says hey my free time is almost up and i need to start doing better and start...
    PorkNugget PorkNugget 16-17, M 20 hrs ago

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    No. Frustrated is where you can't achieve your goal. What do you call it when anything you try and do is met with constant reflections on your performance? Constant dead ends to...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Hey folks,That's me. I would like to introduce myself now, as I am a newcomer to the Experience Project. I am a 19-year-old from the 'burbs of Chicago, Illinois who is also a...
    fiftyofsomethin fiftyofsomethin 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    What life is.... This is the big complicated question that goes in my mind all the round. Why life takes so many exams and what will be the outcome of these exams. Nobody knows...
    Life26 Life26 26-30, F Jul 2

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    Honestly I just don't know anymore every time I try to be positive on life things just go bad again. Every since 7th grade things haven't been all that but things didn't really get...
    WoundedDreamer WoundedDreamer 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I enjoyed my life.I used to be alcoholic since my teenage,I used to spend 30.000 rupees($500)every month partying with friends.but now i am fade up of doing such stupid things in...
    Andrew7kams Andrew7kams 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I am 31 and I remember being 9 years old and wanting to jump off this balcony. I think sometimes if I had did it then what would I have missed out on? Would all the good...
    whoateyourheart whoateyourheart 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    So EP, despite many of my worrisome, anxious, and 'unhappy' posts, today was alright. It wad a happy day. I spent it with family and friends and I didn't feel so alone. Of course...
    Shoutittotheworld23 Shoutittotheworld23 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    I'm just tired of waking up every day... Everything is a struggle. I want my life to look a certain way, but I don't know how to achieve my goals. I don't look forward to events...
    alikatherine alikatherine 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I am 27 and have been addicted to opiates since 19 when I made the horrible choice of partaking in some "partying" almost 8 years later the party has turned to a hellish nightmare...
    Muffin77 Muffin77 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I never wanted my life to be like this. Feeling misunderstood,abandoned,forgotten, completley lost? When everyone lies and manipulates you until the end. No one truley cares and...
    miracle98 miracle98 13-15, F Jun 27

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    I don't know if this makes me a bad person. I have just been having this thought for awhile now and need to get it off my chest. A little bit about me first, I am completely...
    dania8470 dania8470 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Im so lonely every girl disses me im a sophomore in highschool amd idk what to do all i want in life is to have a beautifull girl that loves me im the most faithfull guy a girl can...
    Rml90 Rml90 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Yeah. basically thats all I want in life at the moment. and I have a shitload of ideas but I cant pick myself up and write the f***ing story.. I write poems all the time though...
    Mathiiisen93 Mathiiisen93 18-21, F Jul 14

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    I want my life to be like Moonrise Kingdom. I feel like it would be very entertaining
    Annapie Annapie 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to report a bug that should’ve been resolved a while ago. There seems to be a wrong count in the amount of stories that a person has on their profile. Apparently the story...
    SuperiorIntellect SuperiorIntellect 26-30, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    The one person I want to share my thoughts with is the one person I can't talk to. He was the only one I was open and completely honest with. I know I'm a work in process with lots...
    wanderingheart237 wanderingheart237 22-25, F 2 Responses 30 mins ago

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    I realize that I try so hard to do all these good things for myself. I try so hard to be better, understand more, learn new things, you know... just do anything and everything that...
    genuinelywise genuinelywise 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I've always known I wasnt perfect. Never once claimed I was. I know ill always have room to improve my life and how I live this life. Learning to ignore negative people and their...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness is the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy...
    Sophiesmiles Sophiesmiles 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I really do want to improve my social life but you know... Netflix
    SecondStars SecondStars 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 26

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    [Note: This piece of writing was written during a process of understanding. I did not understand the subject and then write, I wrote and came to understand while writing.] What...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 9 hrs ago

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    A Bucket Filled With Tools And Getting Closer Again The crisis between my wife and myself started around Christmas and came to a terrible high at New Years eve. I left the family...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    I want to improve my character and start being a better person, being a better me. I want to learn lessons from experiences in my life and seek new heights. I want to improve my...
    WistfulSigh WistfulSigh 70+, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I'm 22 years old. I want to learn how to have and hold conversations with people because I honestly feel like I've forgotten how to do this. I feel like I don't have many...
    foreveryounghearted foreveryounghearted 22-25, F 4 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    We all have many types of friends,And in our life they come and go.But if we can understand their roles,Then it can be easier to let some go.Some friends are there for you,At a...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Since our last update we've been working to revamp our EP Volunteer Program, preparing to launch our EP Android app, and tackling spam.If you missed our last community update, you...
    EPArsineh EPArsineh 26-30, F 122 Responses Jun 25

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    July 14. We Are Lovable. "Even if the most important person in your world rejects you, you are still real, and you are still okay." —Codependent No More Do you ever find...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 14

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    July 22. Learning to Trust Again. Many of us have trust issues. Some of us tried long and hard to trust untrustworthy people. Over and again, we believed lies and promises never...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    You are lonely because you want to be. You are sad because you don't want to happy. You are in a bad marriage because you allowed it. It's a decision we make everyday that gives...
    angie0222 angie0222 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    I feel so unbelievably capable. But it seems like what I had hoped for and expected, isn't occurring. I always wanted to be a young married couple - enjoy that for awhile and...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jul 3

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    A simple way to improve our lives in all areas, is to be grateful. Many of us do not take a moment to appreciate the beauty and finding joy at least once a day. It's wonderful and...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I am constantly trying to improve myself. Since I'm not perfect, I'll always be finding things I want to fix and improve.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I thought she was a good woman....... Well that was her statement to me and claim to fame , but then again my last ex's claim to fame was that she was a faithful "never was a bad...
    nevets61 nevets61 51-55 11 hrs ago

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    When I watched the movie "West Side Story{ I feel for the young woman trying so hard to impress the gang. She wanted to fit in, and to be very important in the eyes of her peers...
    Alicehath Alicehath 56-60, F Jun 26

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