How do you stop feeling useless or that you had not done anything good?

Philippines
September 30, 2009 12:00am CST
It was one of the days when you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or got a bad hair day like nothing was working well with you for the past days...believe me it was like if I will ever fall asleep, I don't want to wake up or if ever I woke up, I'd like to be somewhere else or someone else...that kind of existence when you had been doing the best thing you can but still nothing good came out of it or that you are not doing anything profitable at all...have you ever had this feeling? If you had, how did you overcome it or lessen that feeling of uselessness or nothingness?
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3 responses
• Malaysia
30 Sep 09
Yes and it was depressing with all that kind of negative thinking like those people who're close to me did not appreciate what I did as if I have never done a thing or I felt like I was so left out and was not treated fairly. It was frustrating because of 'one' thing and all of a sudden, thoughts like this clouded my mind. Then, I wish I were somewhere else... It was not healthy to my mind, but it happens... When this thing happened, it actually didn't bring me down, in fact, in some ways, it has motivated me to be a better person with the help of prayers to keep me strong.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Hi, corrycrystal! Thanks for you're response! I am trying not to look at myself at this point or dwell with thinking about what I had done but what I can still do positively, not just to myself but to others...that somehow lessen my uselessness. Prayers do a lot more than we can imagine...as I cried this out to God and had answers...so here I am starting to continue to find ways to be useful in the way God wants me to be. Happy mylotting and thanks for your inspiration!
@satan88 (586)
• United States Minor Outlying Islands
30 Sep 09
i've been feeling like that for the past 21 years. if yo ufind out please let me know. but the thing about me is that i am useless. i'm a terrible person in many ways. it's no wonder i'm so unpopular. just to let you know that you are not alone.
• Philippines
1 Oct 09
Hi, satan88! Thanks for your response! You know what? I admired your courage to tell me that you are useless because you are a terrible person in many ways and unpopular as a result of that so you know the reason for this feeling. I greatly appreciate you telling me that I am not alone because you are in the same predicament and for 21 years at that...man! I cannot stand being this way for just a day and you had endure for years? You are some guy! I know you can stop feeling useless as you do not deserve this and that you can so something about it. I had realized that I tend to look more on myself and what wrong things I had done rather than on the fact that I can still do better next time. Being terrible is one of my characteristics specifically when I get mad and in managing my time and money, when remembering or arranging things, and I am a loner so I just stay at home after my work, sleep, watch tv or internet. I had my life revolving at home and work only, no social life except here in mylot so thanks be to God for computers and of course, mylot! I know you can find ways...look for these as a challenge or a change perhaps...like now, you had encourage me to share to you what I had discovered so you are doing great because you are a great person! Thanks again! Happy mylotting and I look forward to heae from you again. I wish I can also reach for the number after your name! God bless!
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
12 May 11
Hi. Purviolilav. Welcome to myLot! Yes, I have woken up many days like this and wished to God that all of my stress or my problems would be gone away. But still, when I wake up that morning, I realize that everything is as still as it is just as before. I do know that God is going to work it out and he will bless me to get through the day though. Be encouraged and never let the devil steal your joy. Having joy is what keeps you strong and able to face the day. Be Blessed!