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Topic: Everything feels like too much

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Someone-who-sleeps
    Someone-who-sleeps avatar
    4 posts
    31 August 2021

    I'm not sure how to say this, I find it so hard to write what I'm feeling and going through. I'm going to try, this may sound weird but here I go. I have been feeling down again, being stuck in lockdown has made it hard. I have felt a lot of pressure from school and home, people expect so much of me and I feel I don't live up to their expectations.

    I feel like a failure at times and life gets a little too much but I don't want to talk to anyone, I just can't get words out. I feel like my family is often annoyed/angry at me, they constantly say I'm on my phone and being lazy. I've also had a major writers block and I can't write anything, nothing is sparking ideas. I've been getting emotional lately, but it doesn't last for long, maybe a couple of days and then I'm fine for a while.

    My major problem is I don't want to talk to anyone, I dislike going to someone about my problems, I struggle to express what I want to say and then I go quiet. I'm not sure what to do.

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  2. Sophie_M
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    5708 posts
    31 August 2021 in reply to Someone-who-sleeps
    Hi Someone-who-sleeps, 

    We want you to know that what you have said doesn't sound weird. Pressure at home and at school can be really tough and when you add lockdown on top of that we can understand that you are feeling this way. We think that you have expressed yourself really well here and we want to thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write this post. 

    We think that it might be time to talk to someone about these feelings so that they can help you to process these feelings and thoughts. You can always call us on 1300 22 4636 or you can call Kidshelpline on 1800 55 1800. You can also try the webchat instead if talking on the phone is hard, just follow these links: Beyond Blue or Kidshelpline

    We know that talking about these things is hard, but we thought we would give you those options just in case typing is easier than talking. We also really hope that you have a look around and join some other conversations here on the forums and that yo uupdate us on how you are going, if you feel comfortable. 

    Thanks again for being an important part of this community, your voice and your story are really important to us.

    Kind regards, 
    Sophie M
  3. white knight
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    31 August 2021 in reply to Someone-who-sleeps

    Hi, welcome

    Yeh, it isnt weird here. We are here to listen so if you feel the desire to let out more of your feelings you are welcome to do so.

    Sometimes when we say, visit a GP or psychologist or anyone like that we freeze up. It isnt easy to explain our situation to a stranger. So what I think is a good idea is to write it down say enough to fit an A4 page. You can start by typing you do find it hard to speak and that "I've listed below what I feel is my main issues.... then list them in priority eg

    1/ I get down "x" number of times a month for "y" length of time.

    2/ I'm told I'm lazy

    3/ I'm on my phone a lot and they dont like it

    and so on.....

    Once he/she has read the note they would have had an introduction, one big thing you dont need to do. I almost guarantee that he/she will then understand from the start what one of your problems is and work around it by using subtle questions.

    I hope you find this forum a safe place to chat and grow with ideas.


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