Which emotion do you feel most often?

@AmbiePam (43555)
United States
October 10, 2007 7:40pm CST
Our emotions can change due to circumstance, or even because of health problems. Sometimes we can choose how to feel, and sometimes you really can't. Lately I've been feeling frustrated more than anything. It's not out of anger, it's because there are so many things I need to help with, do myself, or work on, and a lot of those things cannot be done without other things happening first. I'm praying for patience, and that I'll grow as a person while all this is happening, but frustration is the emotion that I have been feeling most often. How about you?
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@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
15 Oct 07
I feel happy and content most of the time. My job tends to leave me feeling frustrated at the end of the day, but I'm happy by the time I get back home. I have also been feeling stressed out lately. My hubby and I are building our house, I just got a new job, we are planning a family....it can all feel overwhelming sometimes! Sometimes it does me good to be by myself for a few hours so I can collect my thoughts. So, happy, but stressed out is my typical day.:P
@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
15 Oct 07
That's understandable. It's a very scary, but exciting time for you.
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
13 Oct 07
I mostly feel a sense of joy, at a sense of wonder, at all the good things that are there for us to see, to experience to learn, to enjoy in life. I am a complete and total optimist and generally even in the worst of situations, my mind soon tries to find the goodness behind everything and I soon revert to a very good mood. I can rarely stay angry or sad for too long. The only thing that I am ever impatient about is myself - that I m not learning, not experiencing things in life quickly enough, despite sleeping for less than 6 hours a day - even on weekends!
@tarachand (3895)
• India
13 Oct 07
I forgot to add a favorite quote, an alliteration, coined by yours truly - its is: Life's Lovely! Love & Live Live! Live & Let Live!
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@nadezna (204)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
frustration i dont know how to handle it that's why im easily loosing my anger most of the time..that's a real problen on my side since i get married.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
You feel like you are losing your temper more now that you're married?
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Sillyness. But that's probably not an emotion. ;p Well its better than saying "hunger" like a friend of mine did. :D I'd say sillyness or joy. Something along those lines.
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• United States
11 Oct 07
This is general my main emotion! Like your friend though, I often announce, "I'm hungry!" Of course, I try to eat five or six small meals a day - and its easy for me to go past the time for one because I'm busy...well. I tend to announce things anyway. Like, "I'm happy!",, "I'm confused." etc. And the silly part is, sometimes no one is around when I'm announcing it!
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I know frustration very well...Because of my disability and of all the problems my mother created in our lives, which hampered my getting better and overcoming my own problems I feel like my life is speeding by me with nothing really to show for it...actually I do..if I sit down and really think of all the things I have done, it makes me feel better but I feel like I've only scratched the surface of my potentials, and I think you might know what I'm saying here. I often get down on myself and get mad at myself, that my life took so many detours and that I'm not accomplishing the things I want to do fast enough--feel that way too? I also have to admit I've been in a bit of a limbo lately.. I'm still "doing" things...BUT...its not really depression..but I think what's been happening lately, my mood, is that all the events that occurred last year, and believe me it was a humdinger, with the eviction issues,the cats, my mother's health, my mother passing, and then even my SSI benefits disaster are only affecting me now...I didn't really have time to think about things then, when they were happening cause I was just too darn busy..but now that my life seems to have settled down a bit (for now anyway...LOL) its like it's all caught up with me--so I've been a bit out of kilter a bit..
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
It's funny how we go through a problem and we just do things because we know they have to be done. When it's over we just can't imagine how we got through it and like you said, we have time to think about the numerous amount of things we've been through.
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Which emotion do I feel most often? Unloved,unappreciated,depressed,unwanted,that I am always being took for granted,,loneliness, I know that is alot bu t sometimes it is hard to just pick one so I added them in the way I feel them most often. I know I should be praying begging god to drag me up out of this hole of dispare I I am in and can't find a way out of. Sometimes I feel it is like fighting a already losing battle. I can't do the things I need to do I haven't the energy to do them all I am just to overweight to do it all at once so yeah I also feel alot of frustration with myself and my husband when he yapps because only half of the stuff I need to do or clean is clean..
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
18 Oct 07
You're brave to be able to voice all that. I feel a lot of those same emotions, but I feel bad for voicing it. I wish I lived near you so I could lift you up! But you also have a husband, and that is one element I don't have to deal with. And it sounds like that may not be a bad thing. : )
@mtdewgurl74 (18124)
• United States
24 Oct 07
You should never feel bad about voicing a emotion it is a part of you and who you are and what makes you the way you are and how you are. Yes, I have a husband. It is not a fairy tale marriage, but who really has a fairy tale marriage? I think alot of the problems and issues I have is because my husband is not there for me emotionally. He was raised totally different and that it was sissy to show emotions whereas in my family we were taught to show our emotions I love getting and giving hugs, He doesn't and he barely tolerates it when I try to get snuggly when I need emotional support I have to find a different source or nobody which it is usually nobody since I spend a great deal alone and when I do call or someone calls they always suddenly busy or they don't have time. But I am always there for them when they need it. Me and my husband don't really even talk unless it is about the housework or something on television. So having to repress my emotions so much it causes me to be depressed. I have occasionally sound solace and a ear here at Mylot and that helped a little. But nothing can really take the place of a real shoulder. I lov my husband even though somedays I wonder why..which most have those days in their marriage. I think marriage counseling would benefit our marriage alot. But still don't ever be ashamed or afraid to express your emotions and feelings. As I said your emotions are what make you whom you are.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
24 Oct 07
You're such a sweetheart. You know, your husband sounds like my dad. For the first 12 years of my parent's marriage, he was exactly like that. He came from a big but poor family and they never said I love you or anything. After 12 years though my mom got very ill and God seemed to change my dad's heart. I'm really going to pray for you guys. I bet he loves you just as much as you love him, but is trapped by old habits. You're such a great person, and I'm glad mylot can give you support. I find great support here too.
@brendakaya (2335)
• United States
11 Oct 07
The emotion that I feel so often, is hopelessness. I feel like my entire life, has been mistake after mistake, and so much unhappiness. I feel at my age, there is no hope of it getting better, and therefore, I feel hopeless. This makes me sad, and I am extremely depressed most of the time.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I'm so sorry. But I hope you know that despite anything and everything, you are an amazing woman and we are lucky to be able to have you on MyLot. And I truly mean that. : )
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@laurika (4537)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I think you can still work on yourself.I can understand you feel depresed, but it would change ,don't worry.I am sure you can still do a lot in your life.
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@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I can understand where you're coming from brendakaya...my life up until now sure as hell didn't turn out the way I hoped--I've had so many stupid set-backs and detours...brenda..I know it's hard but one has to let go of the past, and move forward...do some strategies to move ahead somehow...that is what I'm doing at the young age of 51..LOL..it's never to late to make moves to get one's life back on track--somehow--While I'm not a millionaire yet, and all my dreams and goals haven't materialized yet, I'm still very hopeful that eventually all my dreams and goals I had set for myself will come into fruition...one just has to have hope! Think maybe you could read some of the Law of Attraction books or see that DVD The Secret...it's changed my life with possibilities rather than defeats.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
11 Oct 07
With all I have been going through, the emotion I have been feeling is sad. This may not make sense, but at the same time, I also have a peace that is keeping me together..:)
@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
That does make sense. I know that peace in the midst of the sadness, it's Jesus, don't you think. : )
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• United States
11 Oct 07
Yes you are right, AmbiePam, He is making sure I don't go over the edge..
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@kiobug (2250)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Frustration is starting because my job becomes very busy for the next to months and there is so much to do to prepare for it. There is literally always more then you can do and always someone (a customer) standing in front of you. The one emotion I had felt for the past six months is anxiety due to a health problem.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Keep fighting, you're doing a good job handling something you had no choice in.
@kiobug (2250)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Thank you very much. That is uplifting.
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@Amberina (1542)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I mostly feel happy, sometimes I feel irritated. But mostly happy.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I'm very glad to hear that. : )
• India
11 Oct 07
mostly it is a feeling of being depressed and sadness. this is accompanied by bouts of loneliness even though there are people with me..i guess it depends upon your earlier days as a child too.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
It's very hard to shake emotions that were a constant during our childhood.
@wladnsf (28)
• China
11 Oct 07
I always fell happy as I'm a optimistic.When I was sad I often thought of a lot of good things.If it was still of no use that was nothing because I would be OK after a sheep.
@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
After a sheep?
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
Lately i've been feeling frustrated, tired, and just on the edge of my sanity. This is due to all the project due dates my teachers have piled up all in one week, which is also the quarterly finals week. Plus this thesis research paper we have to write, present, and defend ON THE SAME WEEK. Frustration is eating me. And to think i'm only in high school. Perhaps i'd die in college. But hey, wake up! I can do this!
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
You CAN do it! : ) And when you get to college, you'll really be prepared for hard academic work! : )
@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Hey AmbiePam! Its funny because in general I'm so laid back I recline but I too have felt frustrated lately. Maybe its something in the air or the stars. LOL. I get frustrated at the computer or at those ziplock things on chicken or vegetable bags - if it doesn't have one of those handy things you just pull across - I wind up fighting with it - and lately these little things are even more frustrating. Maybe I'm peri-menapausal? Who knows. When I'm feeling frustrated the best thing for me is to get down on the floor and spend time with baby. Delaying eating or whatever and just go be silly. Or dance around the room with him.
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@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Now that sounds like a great solution. : )
@GardenGerty (85288)
• Marion, Kansas
11 Oct 07
I think I am right there with you on that feeling. Everything I want to do is waiting on something else to be done so I can do it. I like both of my jobs, and the regular income as well. I just do not have any time to do the creative things I want, or the cleaning things I want. There is so much more to me than just work, I just do not get to show it or express it. I try to change that feeling. I try to be positive, but sometimes I get too run down. Of course there are times that I feel peaceful, or feel incredible gratitude, and it is really nice when those other feelings come along.
@AmbiePam (43555)
• United States
11 Oct 07
I think you and both try to do our best to focus on the better emotions, but sometimes that frustration overrides them, huh. Doesn't mean we'll give in! : )
@michfroi (413)
• Philippines
11 Oct 07
i often feel sad... i dont know the feeling of being happy... anyone tell me how to be real happy?
@laurika (4537)
• United States
11 Oct 07
That is really sad to hear that.I am sure you find a lot friends here ro make you happy.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I feel overwhelmed most often. I have so many things I want to do and need to do, and I always think I am superwoman and need to do it all yesterday if you know what I mean. And I usually set a goal for myself to try and do it all in one day if possible. My other emotion is to be happy. I believe in smiling, and that laughter is the best medicine.
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@mepibot (388)
• Brazil
11 Oct 07
Well, since i started to take antidepressives i fell better the most of the time, i think "indifference" is my emotion the most part of day.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
I guess I has many emotions and through life one would be stronger than another all depending on what was happening to me at the time. Now for the most part I feel sort of like I am dragging my feet. My live is routine and it lacks direction. I always used to have a plan, but right now it seems that I don't have one that is realistic. Most people think I come off unfriendly if you don't know me. I am not one who has a perma-grin on. But I am happy just kinda routine blah.
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• Philippines
11 Oct 07
hatred, anger.. full of loathing and despair.. my officemates were disgusting. i dont want to see them any more.
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