Why do I feel empty,a shell of who I was,never enough, I'm an only child,single parent, used to my parent's criticism, it has a huge toll on me my self esteem is low,I can't go anywhere without a hoodie because I feel protected when I've covered my head,but my family doesn't understand, they are all busy trying to make me something they want me to be,I try to be friendly but my walls are so high, emotions a foreign concept, I just want that friend who's not interested in getting into my pants,someone I can relate to,I want to feel happy without doing drugs,but it's so hard with the self loath I have

  Published  23rd Mar 2020 at 1:18 am

I feel you.

  Published  24th Mar 2020 at 9:21 am
Inuka Wellness ExpertInuka Wellness Kenya
Hello, dealing with feelings of emptiness, low self esteem and not being enough can be hard without a genuine friend to share with. You have said that you want to be happy without having to use drugs,  that is a good thing. You've also mentioned that your family is trying to make you into something you are not. When dealing with all this,  something that might help is 1, finding some quiet time and asking yourself who you are? Write down a list of your passions, what you value, vices, virtues etc. Understanding yourself will keep from letting others dictate who you should be. 2, taking a 2 minute self appreciation break daily.  It might sound silly but say something positive about yourself, every day for just two minutes might help recover your self esteem.  There's a lot of good things about ourselves that we sometimes don't take time to notice and appreciate. Understanding yourself and appreciating your self worth might help towards making a genuine friend in future.  In the meantime,  we are here should you need someone to talk to. 
  Published  24th Mar 2020 at 2:50 pm

I'm currently in the same situation maybe we can help each cause I think weed is taking over me

  Published  27th Mar 2020 at 4:50 pm