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Bunn3y

539d

I feel like everyday I’m just waiting for something to happen. I feel rather numb… I’m not completely devoid of all emotion, but my feelings aren’t as strong as they typically were. I feel so lonely and it hurts, but a part of me enjoys it… I can’t be around other people but I desperately crave attention. I feel as though everything I do/think contradicts the last thought: I’m happy, but I’m sad… I’m tired, but I’m full of energy… etc. I want to do something, go somewhere, be someone who is useful in society!! But I feel like no matter what I’m just… living. I’m not contributing anything special… I’m just waking up, eating, and sleeping. I want to feel good about myself, 100%. I want to feel comfortable around people and hanging out with strangers. I want to enjoy my hobbies… travel… maintain a stable relationship… etc. Nothing has happened lately that should be making me so sad - in fact, i don’t even feel sad. I just feel empty. I don’t know what to do. Does anyone else get what I mean?

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    • MadAlice

      538d

      @Bunn3y you'll find that the hurdles on your path remove themselves once you start running

    • OodlesOfNoodles

      538d

      God I didn't even know how to put it into words but you just did. I feel that %100. I feel like I'm just existing. Not really going anywhere. Just going through the motions. And yes I want friends, but most times it's hard to socialize. I have good friends but I just don't have the energy to talk sometimes. I still feel very isolated from people, all my life and even now at 21. My only comfort is sleeping or just doing something that takes my mind off it. I have hobbies and plans that I really want to do. Craft ideas and things I really want to get done. I always think maybe tomorrow I'll have the motivation to do them. But I always wake up feeling the same as yesterday. Numb, tired, not even wanting to think about anything. It's like thought fatigue or something. I try to give myself time but yeah it just seems like I'm stuck, waiting for something to change.

      • Bunn3y

        538d

        @OodlesOfNoodles RIGHT!! Spot on with the “I’ll do it tomorrow” mentality. I have so many fun ideas of just things I’d love for explore but I always revert back to doing nothing… I guess it’s cuz I’m comfortable with it but I wish I would just… get out of it. Thought fatigue is a nice way of describing it lol I feel like the longer I tell myself “it’ll get better” I’m just excusing my actions (or lack there of). It’s just a never ending cycle and extremely frustrating… if I think too much about it I start having an existential crisis LMAO You’re right though ^-^ I try not to be hard on myself cuz it’s not really something I can change/control per se it’s just annoying. Keeping track of ideas instead of full projects is a really good idea I think I’ll start doing that! Thanks :DD

        • MadAlice

          538d

          @Bunn3y you'll find that the hurdles on your path remove themselves once you start running

      • OodlesOfNoodles

        538d

        @OodlesOfNoodles Also yes I definitely understand the energy thing. Like I have energy but I can't decide what to use it on and then I get overwhelmed and give up. Or I have mental energy but not physical energy? If you know what I mean. But yeah so far I've just been trying to take baby steps. Anything that makes you happy, do it. You need all you can get. Make a list of things that bring you joy. And give yourself time. Cut yourself some slack. We just have different challenges that normal people don't. It's just a fact of life. There's only so much we can do about it. I also recommend a creative outlet. Even if I can't do crafts physically, I enjoy at least drawing them out to plan them. ~Anything little is still something~

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