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What can I do when the whole world seems to be against me?

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Last Updated: 07/20/2020 at 6:16am
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Kajsa Futrell, RTC


I specialise in respectfully helping people navigate their way through trauma and relationship issues. The adversities in our life can actually transform us.

Top Rated Answers
January 4th, 2015 9:05am
Keep pushing through even though it is a difficult thing to do. Find that something that makes you happy, ignore the negative things people say to you because you are better than those who are being against you. Don't be afraid to live, remember you only have so many chances to live in this world. Enjoy life, don't let anyone try to let you down.
June 23rd, 2015 8:18pm
Show the whole world that they got it wrong: it's YOU against the WORLD. You're the one in charge of yourself and your life, your outcomes, and your happiness. Near the one in control. You're awesome. You're self-determined. You're empowered.
December 3rd, 2014 10:59pm
I want you to know that you are not alone. There are people here to help you. I know you are going through a difficult time right now, but you will overcome this. You are so strong.
December 2nd, 2014 9:28am
You hold your head high and live like a king! The "world" will always seem to be against you, you just have to stand up for yourself and not let it get you down. :) Have a good day.
May 16th, 2015 10:02pm
Take a step out of your shoes. Calm down, meditate, take a breath. You are not alone. I am not against you.
- Expert in Bullying
December 2nd, 2014 8:08pm
I would suggest that you start journaling about your feelings. It’s a safe way to express yourself without worrying about the judgment of others. Use it to vent your frustrations about what is going on at home, but also to find positive things in your life.
June 29th, 2015 11:39pm
Don't take it personally. Unfortunately, we tend to take things so personally and we begin to believe these things that people may say against us. Ex. "You have a horrible singing voice." Now this person starts to believe this to be the truth and so it causes them to end any and all attempts to sing again. A dream forgotten. Don't take things personally. Just do your absolute best at everything you do.
December 2nd, 2014 7:25pm
When the whole world seems to be against you, I personally find it helpful to set aside some time to spend with people who make you happy. For me, this is spending time with my family who I am very close to. Spending time with the younger children in my family can especially help me, as looking after them and having fun can make me feel really valued.
December 28th, 2015 5:38pm
Don't turn your back, face them. Figure the cause out, try to interact much, just don't assume things on your own.
December 2nd, 2014 2:15pm
You can only do one thing...stand with yourself and keep moving on because if you dont have trust in yourself...then who will? Also you can seek help at 7 will recieve a lot of love and compassion here
March 12th, 2015 12:01am
You stand up, keep your head up, stand tall and proud. No matter the odds, You get up and make sure youre standing proudly of who you are
December 7th, 2015 3:59pm
Your life purpose is'nt to impress everyone *let that sink in* or just take all their opinions ,flush it down the drain 'cause it's shitty either way . -loads of love
October 3rd, 2015 7:21pm
Be patient, love yourself, you are stronger than you think you are.
September 13th, 2016 6:12pm
When you feel that the entire world is against you, you should stand up for yourself, remember that you are strong enough to stand alone, and fight for yourself. And do not let the world's obstacles block your way. If you happen to come across an obstacle, go through it, over it, or under it. But never, I repeat, never, let an obstacle block your way.
April 19th, 2016 9:39am
Remember that you are not alone, seek for help, someone will understand what you're going through. Sometimes it seems like the whole world is on your shoulders but it is only a phase, it will go one day, focus on the things you like, be with the people that make you happy and don't worry, it will be alright.
November 12th, 2018 7:17pm
World is a big place and can seem quite scary sometimes. Try to remember that you're not alone. When it all starts to feel too much talking with someone might help. 7 cups is a great place for that. Listeners are here to make sure you know you're not alone. We will try to help you feel better and assure that you always have someone to lean on. While we can't tell you what to do and how to fight against your fears or other bad feelings, we will try to help you find your own path and discover your own strength.
July 27th, 2015 3:29pm
Find a friend or person that just makes you feel like you have someone. Take a nap or do something to distract yourself from the real world, emotions only last a little while
August 16th, 2016 5:33pm
Well I'd remember you always have 7cups ! Just kidding the whole world is not against you, you just think so
- Expert in Bullying
December 2nd, 2014 4:26pm
It can help to write down how you feel, and what your goals are. Sometimes people will disagree with your choices because they don't understand the thought process behind it - but making sure that you know what you believe and why is helpful in choosing the path that is right for you!
December 7th, 2014 1:57pm
Learn to love yourself unconditionally, in the same way that you would love someone close to you despite their flaws. You are human, you are alive and life is beautiful. It can be difficult, but you need to experience difficult times to allow you to appreciate the good times. Try expressing how you feel through art, music or writing. But above all, remember to smile. You are loved.
December 27th, 2014 10:54pm
I think the first step is reminding yourself that it isn't. Think about the actions you can take as an individual to improve your life and seek the appropriate support from your family, friends or even a group.
September 26th, 2016 8:37pm
I'm am my whole world! that's one of the things I should keep telling myself, al long as I don´t disappoint myself is all I can do, trust in me and always have a chin up
February 8th, 2016 11:48am
Take a breath, and then another breath and Pause.... Then take ONE thing at a time, just one. Baby steps.
April 20th, 2020 6:20pm
I step back from everything and analyse everything that I already have. Making sure I'm aware of the things that I'm grateful for and make me happy every day. I would make sure that I'm around people that I love and have a calming atmosphere. This helps me to unwind and appreciate the small things, because yes, the world is never always going to be in my favour, so I have to make sure that I appreciate everything I already have. This being my friends, boyfriend and family. I can make sure that I distract myself and occupy myself with things that I love doing.
July 20th, 2020 6:16am
I think challenging our own thoughts when we have feelings like this is a really powerful tool to use for situations like this. Start off by getting a sheet of paper or pulling up a word document on your computer or phone. Make a list with two columns. "Evidence for," and "Evidence against," At the top of page feel free to write about what thought you are challenging here with this. Then on one side, write all the evidence you have FOR this thought being true. And then on the other write all the evidence you have for this thought NOT being true. Often times when we sit down and map out our thoughts like this rationally and on paper -- it helps us realize that our first assumption really wasn't that accurate, and that we can breath - calm down, and relax. And come to a better grip on the situation in doing so.