SRS Confused

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  1. Timdog

    Timdog New Member

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    I'm a bit confused with life right now. Not depressed or anything just really confused.

    I'm 16 and in high school. I eat healthy, exercise everyday, run cross country and track, have a high GPA, have a good amount of friends, a good family, etc. Basically, most things are going right for me.

    But my days usually end up like this:
    1. Wake up and do morning stuff
    2. Get on comp and check e-mail and forums
    3. The confusion starts

    Now, this confusion is just odd. It's like, I have so many ideas and projects and things to do going through my mind. These thoughts just constantly race through my mind and I never seem to start on any of them. There's just so many and they are all jumbled that I have no idea where to start.

    I also have another odd problem. I sometimes feel like I should do ONE thing with my life. Like I should work to obtain this job or something like that. Or I feel like I must have ONE philosophy on life. It really is making me confused.

    For some reason, I can't just live life, I feel like I have to be dedicated to one thing and one thing only and ignore everything else.

    I also am trying to figure out my talents. I feel like I have some that I'm not using for some reason. I can't figure out how to find them though.

    Like I said, not depressed or anything, just confused. @_@ I occasionally do get depressed, but I'm thinking that's just from teenage mood swings. The depression lasts for a day or two and usually takes care of itself.

    Any and all help is appreciated. :x:
     
  2. Placebo

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    Confusion, especially at your age, is normal. It is nothing to be concerned about. Just keep doing well in school and what not. Everything will even out.
     
  3. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Relax...you are only 16. You don't have to develop a life philosophy right now...you have time to figure out what you believe and think. Experiment with different ideas.

    If you have a lot of ideas...write them down...all of them. Then pick a couple to focus your attention on and really go after those. Dedicate a lot of time to them. I used to suffer from this also then I just kept a list of things that I wanted to know about or accomplish. Slowly but surly I keep checking things off that list and it's a great feeling!! I'm nowhere near 16 but as I look back on my life, I wish I had done this a long time ago.

    If you're getting good grades and exercising regularly, just try to enjoy life a little. Ask out a really cute girl....invite her to a movie or something. Dating is soo much fun.
     
  4. Timdog

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    The girl thing will be happening once I get back to school. ;) I still need to work on a few things before I start that up (acne, general self-confidence, etc.). It will happen though.

    I guess this really IS just being a teenager. I'll try listing my ideas next time, seems pretty logical.
     
  5. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    It's also quite fun. You get to look over all sorts of crazy things your brain comes up with then you get to pick which one to focus your energy on. When you start seeing them happen, it's really quite a rush. It's also helped to calm down my really crazy mind because I just keep adding to the list so it's easier to let things go.
     
  6. Timdog

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    That list idea certainly is helping. I have 36 things on the list so far from just this morning and I keep thinking of more things. Of course, some are very petty and unimportant, but I still want them to be done.
     
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    more than anything remember to enjoy those years. as confusing as they are you always look back and say "dammit i should of done that instead". so have fun and enjoy it cause life takes many roads as you grow
     
  8. PuppyCat

    PuppyCat O.T. Mom

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    You have to learn to FOCUS.
     
  9. Timdog

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    The listing definately is helping me out, I think I knew that there was a lot to experience in life, but this really is helping me figure out where to start.

    I still seem to be having a problem though. I feel as if I'm "holding" myself back. I don't think I'm using my full potential. I can't really figure out why though. :hs:
     

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