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I Want to Simplify My Life

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    Less Drama, Less Stress

    Life is hard enough, but drama and stress makes life nearly unbearable. More than anything, at least right now, I want to make my life simple, if not easier, by cutting ties with drama kings/queens and toxic people.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M Aug 29, 2011

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    Too Much Chaos In My Mind & Life

    I am burried in chaos right now. Clutter - it's every where. In my head, my heart, my house! How do I get rid of it all without tossing out what really matters? That's my quest. How did I get so cluttered in the first place? Ugh!! Too many questions and I don't like the...
    9Dragonz 9Dragonz 36-40, F Jul 4, 2009

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    I began a journey to simplify my life.

    Boy has it been difficult. The best advice I can give is this: Step 1: Find out what is important to you (top 5 things) Step 2: Eliminate everything else. Step 3: When anything new comes along, ask yourself, will this simplify my life or complicate it?
    liveurbestlifenow liveurbestlifenow 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    In Case Anything Happens

    I have too much stuff. With several folks I know in the hospital recently, I have been thinking about what my family will be left with if anything happened to me. This is a great motivator to downsize. I expect to get busy while my family is out of town for the holiday. I...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    With a little patience and compromise.
    jessierocks jessierocks 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ok so I just want to say a BIG shout out to those EP friends of mine to say a Thank you for being you and to say also a MASSIVE thank you for your advice and support regarding my...
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    Well here I am, back again and updating this topic. I have had a couple of weeks to give more thought to my life - am I happy with it at the moment?...... No! I feel restricted. My...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    How to figure out what you want in life? I'm so confused about what exactly I want to do with my life. I have no aim or direction. I'm engaged. When things go wrong with my...
    lostnsad lostnsad 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Sometimes I sit and wonder how everyone’s lives seem to be so perfect. I look upon the pictures of facebook friends and see the smiling bright faces, with eyes and a glint of...
    EtherealAmethyst EtherealAmethyst 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    November 20. Wants and Needs. So many of us have been brainwashed to think that we can't have what we want in life. That is the belief of the martyr. It is born of deprivation and...
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    Sleep did not want to come again after waking about 1 a.m. last night. Poured some bourbon over ice and sat in the dark thinking. On paper - we're living the American dream...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    i wanted everything like a home ,,,,love ,, children's and sex......what do you wanted out life....
    pullupgirl102 pullupgirl102 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm only 14 so I know I've not completely ****** up but I just need help with some things, it's kinda hard to talk to anyone else it's too difficult 😒 .. But basically I'm...
    Alicolette Alicolette 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    I want my life to have more meaning.
    BriannaIb BriannaIb 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Really the only things I want in life is a house on my own land, a loving wife, and a few sons.
    MrSchutzstaffel MrSchutzstaffel 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    Preferably around the 17 - 18 range. Like most people I desire conversation, however I want much more. I want a life long friend. Someone who funny and relatable, has good values...
    NameSteve NameSteve 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 6

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    Yes I want to lose weight but I feel like I'm gonna binge right now, I don't know why I keep feeling this way I'm really starting to hate myself I just want to be thin , it's the...
    sadddd96 sadddd96 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 12

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    Weightless by all time low is my anthem and what I want my life to be like :)
    Gracexandra Gracexandra 13-15, F Nov 15

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    nostalgickittens nostalgickittens 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    :( that's all I want in life it's my dream to get married and have kids I can't we it happening but I have pland what I would really like the wedding to be like but the girl gets a...
    Rossthayer Rossthayer 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    Everything i do seems to be wrong to people nobody thinks that im worth anything anymore. All i have wanted in life is to feel accepted and it wont happen. Ive tried following the...
    zakry zakry 22-25, M 6 Responses Nov 2

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    I've had to stop school twice because o family related issues. My school won't release my grades until I pay them the scholarship money they gave me before I dropped out. Now I am...
    fight4lyfe fight4lyfe 31-35, M Nov 16

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    I used to be wounded emotionally so much for the past two years that I found no desire to live in a world of suffering. I wanted no life and my spirit out of existence. I imagined...
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I want to live in the mountains. That's all i really want in life
    Anthony456 Anthony456 13-15, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wanna tell You now that I believe in In You, so do what You do, oh I'm an empty page I'm an open book Write Your story on my heart Come on and make Your mark Author of...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Simplicity, is my goal in my life... I am learning to declutter every aspects of it. Tie up loose ends, end things that are no longer working or productive to my growth. ( every...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    November 8. True to Ourselves. "This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou 'canst not then be false to any man." —William...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Nov 8

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    being boring is a blessing in many ways than none to simplify things is to understand it better sometimes.
    Futuete Futuete 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    My demon stood with me He who took all i had from me, Who had stolen away from me Family, Joy and Peace. I sought help from my savior, Christ, Praying for strength, begging for...
    TheDylanG TheDylanG 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    Simplify Makeup brush halfway to her cheek. "Why bother?" she wondered aloud. "Nobody gives a damn about me anyway. **** this."
    abrokenlittlegirl abrokenlittlegirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    I think this whole reality thing is a lark really. It’s vastly overrated. I mean, if I didn’t subscribe to reality I could’ve forgotten about responsibility - who needs jobs...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I WAS BLOCKED BECAUSE I SAID SOMEONE WAS ON THE WRONG FORUM AND BEING UNSUPPORTIVE MY LIFE IS RUINED I HATE THIS WEBSITE BEIDICNFIENSIDICNRIRKXNDNC THIS WEBSITE HAS RUINED MY LIFE...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    its not like I have a bad life it's just boring.get up, fix husband's lunch, work, come home , fix and serve dinner, do dishes, liad of laundry, waych my husnand watch tv, bed to...
    regalshewolf regalshewolf 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm thankful to god for always being there to hear my prayers and for getting me through a lot of tough times in my life. Also i'm thankful for my family, friends and my dogs. And...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Just wanted you to know i cared for you even though you didn't care for me. I wanted you to feel loved even though you didn't loved me. I wanted you to know that even though life...
    Jaiyy Jaiyy 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hello. Im indian and Iam 20 years old.. I live in mumbai and Im trustworthy. Looking for the girl who is made only for me. I will give you my life i will be there in everything...
    RoyalBeauty RoyalBeauty 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    The best part of practical life is I got to do most of important things in my life by myself.
    AbhishekSingh33 AbhishekSingh33 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I am making a commitment as of this moment to start rebuilding my life. I have struggled my entire life. Abuse, rape, ADD, wrong friends, bad choices, bad marriage. I could go on...
    mandydburson mandydburson 31-35, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I know that I want to be taken serious sometimes and at other times I like to act a fool : ) I am super sensitive to others needs at the expense of my own but I'm still happy...
    Imtoosexy42 Imtoosexy42 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hello fellow EP folks! I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Today brings us the opportunity to take a step back and look at what we have; expressing the utmost...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    being in lifestyle I have experienced so many things, but one thing I still want is with two women being a mother and a daughter.
    txsnowcat txsnowcat 46-50, M 2 hrs ago