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Honest People Share The Moment They Realized They Needed To Get Their Life Under Control
Honest People Share The Moment They Realized They Needed To Get Their Life Under Control

Life can get away from you quickly if you're not paying attention. Like a small child in Disneyland or a dog with an open front door, it'll run fast and hard. Before you know it you find your life in dire straits, with choices and consequences that you never intended. It's usually those moments when you reflect and decide, "NO. MORE. Get your life together, Karen!" That's what Reddit user, u/itsclassified_, wanted to know when they asked:

Ok Reddit, what was your "holy sh-t, need to get my life together" moment?

When You Become The Prime Study Example
When You Become The Prime Study Example

When I literally became a case study.

I was 18, and on my third stint in a refeeding clinic for anorexia. Every time I went in, I would be hypercompliant until they let me out and then immediately revert to my old behaviour. The third time I had a psychiatrist ask me if I could be a case study for their thesis on the rate of relapse and mortality in anorexic youth.

I was 32 kilos (70lb) at 5"4, I had the bone density of an astronaut, I have so many digestive problems now that were only worse then, and somehow the idea that I was going to be someone's case study was the moment I figured out I was going to die if I kept this up.

I am nearly a decade older now and I weigh a much healthier amount. No idea what it is because I don't own a scale and haven't in over a year. It's often still a struggle and likely will be for life, but I'm doing a lot better now.

cheshire_brat

When You're Too Much For The Study
When You're Too Much For The Study

Applied to participate in a study about depression at my school. The intake interviewer said I was too depressed for the depression study.

mckatli

Good lord. Are you any better now?

vivi33

Don't worry, I'm much better now! The interviewer lady set up an emergency psych appointment for me at student counseling, and I started doing therapy. A few months later I got on meds, and now, over a year after that rock bottom moment, I'm happy, well medicated, and haven't had a suicidal thought in many months.

mckatli

When Your Movie Collection Becomes A Mirror
When Your Movie Collection Becomes A Mirror

I once downloaded a movie that I owned. It was on a shelf across the room, but I was too lazy to get out of my chair and go get it. So I just downloaded it.

Then as I sat there watching the progress bar, I realized, "Geeze. I better get a f-cking life."

So I went out for a walk instead.

thudly

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