I Worry Way Too Much About Things Out of My Control

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    Serenity Prayer

    Even though I am not a member of any 12 step group, I try to remember the Serenity Prayer.  Especially when my mind is overwhelmed with thoughts of worry about the present and future.  I don't think I have ever allowed myself to be happy, mainly because...
    ilivelovelaugh ilivelovelaugh
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 13, 2009

    It doesn't matter how many times you tell me to

    stop caring or thinking about it. It will always be there, and I will always be worrying.
    deleted deleted
    Apr 1, 2015

    Very Stressed

    Here it is, the last day of the year.  Been a very rough year emotionally & mentally.  Divorce was filed & finalized (YAY), but still living in the same house.  :(  Have so much to do around here before the house can go on the market, and very stressed...
    ilivelovelaugh ilivelovelaugh
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Dec 31, 2009

    Honestly, I'm trying my best to stop it

    and although it's less, it still lingers around my head and I can't help but feel frustrated
    RandomExistence RandomExistence
    16-17, M
    Oct 17, 2015

    Can't stop worrying about my "relationship"

    which is falling apart and out of my control...: I can't control his feelings or what he does but I can't help worrying about it... Every second of the day. It consumes my life. :(
    BlueRose77 BlueRose77
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2014

    I don't know seems to more

    now that im out of army. This civilian life is hard. I find it hard to relate to people outside of here on EP. My circle of friends help keep me sane per say. I cherish them and value their insight, But I still do worry a lot and a lot of it is out of my hands or control and I...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 22, 2015

    Don't even think about it people!

    Let life take you! Just make sure you're ready when opportunity knocks!
    deleted deleted
    Oct 24, 2014

    Insanity 101

    If you worry about things that are out of your control you will worry all your life since almost absolutely everything in the known and unknown universe is out of your control.  Your own behavior is a rare exception.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008
    deleted deleted
    Apr 2, 2015

    i blame my ex for everything,

    he's the reason the Mayans died ........out
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Oct 18, 2015

    My Rituals

    The type of OCD that I suffer from is called "magical thinking."  This means that I have thoughts of bad things happening to those that I love and if I do a certain ritual, repeatedly and perfectly, these things won't happen. My conscious mind knows that this is...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Oct 11, 2008

    I'm very emotional. I'm told I'm very in touch

    with by emotional side but it pushes everyone I care about away because I over-think and worry about everything. I want to be less emotional and have a more care-less attitude about everything. My current partner is very nonchalant and happy go lucky. It makes for interesting...
    derrtydee69 derrtydee69
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    All The Time....

    I am 25 and worry about things I know I can't completely control. Things like finding Mr Right, finding a good group of friends and even worrying about my biological clock but being scared senseless by pregnancy and labour. I hate how caught up in these worries I get as it sends...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 14, 2011
    suresh9175 suresh9175
    22-25, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2014

    It has been sometime

    since we have separated but I can't stop looking stalking his Facebook to see if he's with a new girl and who he's flirting with and if my suspicion of his affair with a particular girl was correct. Yeah I know I have serious paranoia and obsession issues. Why can't I let go of...
    sparklingdiva sparklingdiva
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    I Worry and Worry to Much!

    I know I worry my self sick about things I have no control over but isn't there something we all worry about that we have no control over? I know I have no control over certain things and I need to let things just slide by me.
    123ct 123ct
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 5, 2008

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things

    I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting...
    blessednlife blessednlife
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2014

    I'm always feeling bad

    because there's nothing I can do about the wrong things around me. I just wanted the time to pass fast, I can't wait to be more powerful and resolve the things by myself. I hate depend on people, when I know what to do, but I just can't. Grrrh :[
    deleted deleted
    Feb 13, 2015

    And then I blame myself

    for doing so.
    illjay illjay
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2015

    I'm tired of thinking about it.

    My brain can't even keep up. This is the beginning of healing.
    Spike52189 Spike52189
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2015

    Why I'm i so weird? Was I born this way?

    I'm i not normal? Wait... I'm i crazy? Why I'm i so crazy? R other ppl like me? Do ppl like me? What of ppl don't like? Should I change? Can I keep it up? How do I change? Will I really do it? Where is my confidence? What if I'm pushing it away? How can I get...
    13-15, F
    Nov 14, 2014

    The past is the past forgive

    and forget what ever you may have done. Worrying stressing and regretting it shows that you have changed otherwise you probably would not be worrying about the things in the past. Remember learn from your mistakes we're human just help others and become a better person
    sarahrose1994 sarahrose1994
    22-25, F
    Oct 24, 2014

    World hunger, abused children

    and woman, incurable diseases and people who abuse any sort of power melt me inside. Why must such things exists. ):
    clamthatjams clamthatjams
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 24, 2014

    Why Do I Not Do Things For Myself?

    I am a university student and a bit of a loner...I am in a program where all the students are like super smart and I just don't get along with most of them...This sem I am in a lab section where my lab partner is a guy from my program and I barely talk to him but I know he...
    indocanadianloner indocanadianloner
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2008

    so how's everyone's day been

    so far,,I hope good
    Smurphlet874 Smurphlet874
    22-25, F
    Aug 23, 2015

    i think too much. my brain hurts.

    i get paranoid. i am going insane.
    LuCiFeRz LuCiFeRz
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 2, 2015

    Don't we all. I'm doing it right

    now with work n life issues. Sucks being depressed n stuff hits you and makes your mind wander at end of the day. Bad enough woke up depressed.
    deleted deleted
    Oct 17, 2015
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