Win a Rescue Remedy hamper worth £60 + How to stop feeling fearful

How to stop feeling fearful + win a Rescue Remedy hamper worth £60

Right now plenty of young people will be feeling fearful about the future. They may be anxious about starting university, nervous about their career or worried about not making new friends.

I know I experienced all three of the above when I packed up my things and headed off to the South West of England to start my new life as a university student many moons ago but things didn’t exactly go to plan when I dropped out after just one month (see below).

Back then university ‘care packages’ weren’t a thing but I think they’re a brilliant idea, especially if they’re filled with items to help get you through testing moments. For this very reason, I’m thrilled to team up with Rescue Remedy to give you the chance to win a hamper of goodies worth £60.

Designed to provide support in times of emotional demand, the original Rescue Remedy is a blend of five different flower essences discovered by Dr Bach in the 1930s. The products can be used to help keep you calm or stay focused during stressful situations such as a move to unfamiliar surroundings.

The good news is this competition isn’t only open to students. Anyone – including empty nesters or those going through stressful times – can enter the draw!

Win a Rescue Remedy Hamper worth £60

One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • RESCUE® Pastilles (Orange & Elderflower and Blackcurrant) worth £6.45
  • RESCUE PLUS® Lozenges worth £3.99
  • RESCUE REMEDY® 10ml dropper worth £8.49
  • RESCUE REMEDY® 20ml dropper worth £10.99
  • RESCUE REMEDY® 7ml spray worth £7.99
  • RESCUE REMEDY® 20ml spray worth £11.49
  • RESCUE® Night 20ml spray worth £10.99

To enter simply tell us what is stressing you out at the moment and why the prize will help. For a second entry simply like and share our Facebook post.

The winner’s name will be drawn out of a hat at 8pm (GMT) on September 16 2018.

Good luck!

Terms and conditions apply. The competition is only open to UK residents.

Life after dropping out of university

I always knew I wanted to become a journalist – a job I’ve been fortunate to do for the past 18 years. Only, my careers adviser had other ideas.

“Everyone wants to be a reporter,” he insisted. “The industry is too hard. You’re better off doing a media studies degree, not journalism. It’ll give you more choice.”

Being young and impressionable I accepted his advice but by week three of university I felt awkward, alone and on a course that held little appeal. Deep down I knew I’d made the wrong decision.

Weeping and trembling with fear, I called my dear mother from the phone box  – we didn’t have mobiles back then – and apologised for letting her down. I felt like a worthless ‘drop out’ but my mum was brilliant and not upset in the slightest.  The weight on my shoulders instantly lifted.

In the months that followed I contacted numerous consumer magazines and newspapers for work experience but they knocked me back time and time again. The reason? Oversubscription.

I pasted every single rejection letter into a scrapbook.

Was I disheartened?

Yes.

Was that careers adviser right?

Maybe.

The competition was fierce but deep down I knew I wanted to be a reporter. I didn’t give up.

I then contacted my local newspaper. The editor called me in for a ‘work experience’ before eventually offering me a part-time job. My life changed in an instant.

During that gap year, I cut my teeth on local news stories. I then secured a place on an accredited journalism degree course at a different university and the rest, as they say, is history.

Even so, I’ll never forget the fear that consumed me when I made that initial call home. Or how I beat myself up for thinking I was a complete and utter failure. I felt lost. I had no idea how my life would pan out. And I even remember standing in the street looking at an elderly couple thinking: “I wish I was their age and retired.”

Yes… I was THAT concerned.

So how do you stop feeling fearful about the future?

How to stop feeling fearful + win a Rescue Remedy hamper worth £60

How to stop feeling fearful + win a Rescue Remedy hamper worth £60

The  lessons I’ve since learned are:

1. Take one day at a time and avoid thinking too far ahead or worrying about a situation that might not unfold *This is far easier said than done*
2. Talk to someone if you’re feeling uncertain, low or unhappy. It’s cliche but a problem shared is a problem halved.  Check out the websites of Mind and Young Minds which are filled with lots of helpful advice.
3. Always listen to your gut instinct and have confidence in it. It is, in my experience, always right.
4. Follow your dreams and never give up. You can DO it.  *It took me three attempts to pass my driving test!*

Are you looking for further ways to manage your stress levels? If so, you might like to read the following:

20 ways to relieve stress
Review: How a tapping session helped my anxiety
Review: Gazelli House hypnotherapy mind massage
Review: Chilston Park Hotel Wellness Retreat
Could this psychology app improve your life?

Or read the health and wellness tips of stars including Katie Piper and Jonny Wilkinson below:

Jonny Wilkinson reveals how he unwinds
Katie Piper talks anxiety, babies and self-care
Gail Porter talks hair loss and hope
Pat Cash talks Coco, Reiki and his pneumonia scare

 

 

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296 Comments

  • Reply
    MARIA ROGERS
    30th August 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Next week is the anniversary of my daughters sudden death, the stress and tension always rises leading up to that dreadful day my whole world fell apart and does so every year. It has only been 5 years now since she died but I dread the anniversary every year and stress takes it’s toll on my health,my well being ,& sleep. I practise mindfulness to regain focus but sometimes even that is not enough during tough times.

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      Helen Gilbert
      31st August 2018 at 2:31 pm

      I’m so very sorry to read this Maria. Sending you much love xx

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        MARIA ROGERS
        16th September 2018 at 10:53 pm

        Thanks Helen x

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    Kay Sherman
    1st September 2018 at 2:21 pm

    I have an autistic daughter who majorly stressing it, we used to use your gummy stars with her and I’m goong back to college soon so I know that will stress me out

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:47 am

      I’m sorry to read this Kay. Good luck with college!

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    sharon martin
    1st September 2018 at 4:54 pm

    my daughter job hunting with little success, my health and the age old …….money. all causing me anxiety at the moment & effect my sleep. These products should help me with both hopefully.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:48 am

      I’m sorry to hear it’s affecting your sleep. Thanks for entering.

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    Samantha Sophia
    1st September 2018 at 6:15 pm

    Studying stresses me out quit a lot, I mean its not the worst thing, but at the time it can be really REALLY stressful
    I think this prize sounds like the right thing for me, I think it would help a lot because it would give me an excuse to have time to myself to calm down.

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    Honey Mercer
    1st September 2018 at 6:15 pm

    I’m super stressed about starting collage in a week. It will be very out of my comfort zone but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. I think this rescure remedy hamper will help because the products can help you stay focused in stressful situations in an unfamiliar place which is exactly what I’ll be going through.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:50 am

      Ah, it can feel so daunting. Good luck!

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    Katrina Adams
    1st September 2018 at 6:20 pm

    I’m trying to lose weight….you wouldn’t think that this would be a stressor maybe but I am always thinking about food and what I can’t have and even when I am trying realllllllllly hard, I’m not losing much if anything, so it’s really hard to keep motivated. I’m also an emotional eater so when there are other stressful things like being short-staffed at work, having horrible neighbours, and facing family issues, I struggle even more. I’m hoping that the rescue remedy would help keep me on track and refocus me. What a fabulous idea.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:51 am

      Sorry to hear this. Thanks for entering Katrina.

  • Reply
    Solange
    1st September 2018 at 7:42 pm

    The kids are stressing me out at the moment I can’t wait until they go back to school.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:52 am

      I hope you get some peace this week Solange!

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    Christine
    1st September 2018 at 11:14 pm

    I’ve been feeling especially stressed this year over a combination of a ‘0’ birthday and family members being diagnosed with various illnesses. Rescue remedy helped when I was in college and taking driving exams and first job interviews. To be honest I’d forgotten about it so thank you for reminding me! I’d definitely give it another go to see if it helps me feel a bit more grounded and less worried about the future.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:59 am

      Ah, glad it prompted your memory Christine!

  • Reply
    Helen Best
    2nd September 2018 at 7:23 am

    They Sound wonderful these lovely remedies just what I really could do with a good nights sleep with my hot sweats bothering me

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:54 am

      Oh no. I’m sorry to read this, I hope the hot sweats improve!

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    michelle kay
    2nd September 2018 at 7:43 am

    My mum died a year ago , my partners mum died 3 years later, been loads of changes in my life, want to move but cant yet and lots of stresses. Also cannot sleep. So winning would be a nice boost.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:54 am

      So very sorry to read this Michelle. My thoughts are with you.

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    karen latif
    2nd September 2018 at 8:27 am

    I am going on holiday soon I stress out about missing the flight forgetting my passport etc.
    Something that is supposed to be enjoyable becomes so stressful especially with what happens in the airport nowadays.

  • Reply
    Denise Davies
    2nd September 2018 at 8:48 am

    Stress. Had a burst water pipe.
    The mess. The mold.
    Enough said.

  • Reply
    Chloe Taylor
    2nd September 2018 at 9:28 am

    I am stressed and a little low after experiencing three bereavement this year. I think the Rescue Remedy would help me to sleep at night and keep me feeling calm at work. Thank you 💓

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:56 am

      I’m so very sorry to read this Chloe. My thoughts are with you. x

  • Reply
    Jennifer chapman
    2nd September 2018 at 10:01 am

    I love rescue remedy it helps you overcome so many of today’s stresses and strains

  • Reply
    Hannah Kennedy
    2nd September 2018 at 11:18 am

    I thought I’d enter this competition to lift my spirits in general but it should go to Maria Rogers.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:57 am

      Thanks for entering Hannah and your kind words.

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      MARIA ROGERS
      16th September 2018 at 10:55 pm

      Thanks Hannah , very kind , hope you feel better soon x

  • Reply
    Sue Cook
    2nd September 2018 at 11:40 am

    In July I had a crucial knee operation which was more severe than expected and in October my surgeon wants to do the other knee with the same technic, steel rods and stainless steel knee cap, I’m sure the results will be wonderful but the healing period is quite difficult as after the first operation I felt really ill for around 2 weeks, so part of me is dreading more surgery, I’m sure Rescue remedies would help me though.

  • Reply
    Sam Stevens
    2nd September 2018 at 12:59 pm

    a stressful mixture all at once, menopausal, my mum being ill, hurting my leg, and unable to lose weight. Reducing my stress would be very welcome

  • Reply
    Tony Martin
    2nd September 2018 at 2:22 pm

    In the words of Abba, Money Money Money – cant buy you happiness I know but it can pay for food and the bills that seem to get more expensive constantly while your income stagnates

  • Reply
    Ailsa
    2nd September 2018 at 2:38 pm

    My twins are going to a new school. They cried for hours when they left their old school. I’m keeping everything crossed it will be a positive experience

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:35 am

      Oh no. I hope it goes well for them Ailsa. Thanks for entering.

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    Kate D
    2nd September 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I have various stomach/ovary symptoms going on at the moment and I’m not sure what’s causing them. I’m a worrier at heart when it comes to my health so I’m always fearing the worst. It is constantly on my mind and beginning to rule my life. On top of that, I am also planning our wedding which is next year, and we all know that is a super stressful time!. I’m also in the process of planning a holiday to Thailand in November, so doing lots of research and itinerary planning for that. I also have a job interview coming up this Wednesday which I need to revise for, so I’m beginning to get stressed about that too! I think the prize will help because I’m quite an anxious person anyway, and I worry about silly things. I have recently undertook an 8 week mindfulness course so I can teach my clients it (my job requires me to teach CBT etc), so I’ve been doing this on myself too, so with the aid of this prize, hopefully I can calm myself without causing myself more health symptoms, as I am fully aware that anxiety can manifest in several ways! It’s scary how powerful the brain is, but it’s about getting those thoughts under control.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:34 am

      Hi Kate, Yes – the brain is so powerful. The mindfulness course sounds fantastic. Well done. Which one did you do?

  • Reply
    Dale Dow
    2nd September 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Having a new puppy, it’s a very exhausting time right now!

  • Reply
    TRACY JAMES
    2nd September 2018 at 3:53 pm

    i really hate loud noises…i get very stressed when my nieghbours dogs keep barking for a long time

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    Jade P
    2nd September 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I have a family wedding coming up. It’s family members that I haven’t met before. My anxiety levels are sky high. I overthink everything and worry about every single little bit! Already stressing, whilst my family are trying to help me calm down! This bundle sounds pretty amazing to me!

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:31 am

      Hi Jade, Oh no. I’m an overthinker too. My mind never stops. Good luck!

  • Reply
    Emma Gibson
    2nd September 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Going back to work after a family activity holiday has me stressed out!

  • Reply
    Sheena Batey
    2nd September 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I am starting a new job after two years out and am a little apprehensive

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    Kathy Cakebread
    2nd September 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I have a big project at work atm and that’s proving very stressful. This bundle will help calm my nerves

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    Christine Dodd
    2nd September 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I’m renovating our new home and it’s causing me lots of sleepless nights. I’d like something to help me relax and sleep.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:26 am

      The house renovation sounds exciting but understandably stressful. Thanks for entering.

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    Ellen Stafford
    2nd September 2018 at 8:04 pm

    A lot stresses me out. I suffer from anxiety. I really hate going to places with lots of people. I have suffered since I started senior school. It affected my exams and all my life really. Cinemas and theatres are worse. I tend to obsess I am going to throw up even though I never have done in public and I can’t concentrate.
    I stress about life a lot too.

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      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:26 am

      I’m sorry to read this Ellen. I’m not sure if you’ve tried EFT? I did and it really worked for me. There’s a link at the bottom of this post if you’d like to find out more 🙂

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    Sarah Austin
    2nd September 2018 at 8:08 pm

    We have quite a lot going on at the moment and it is affecting my sleep and mood. We have a new born son, have a major house project underway and sadly my mum has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:24 am

      His Sarah, I’m so sorry to read the sad news about your mum. Congratulations on the birth of your son 🙂

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    Lyndsey
    2nd September 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Im stressing because its Sunday night and my kids go back to school on Tuesday and I have still got bits of their uniforms to get! Also im starting my 1st year at uni in September and ive still got loads to sort out for my start date

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:22 am

      Sounds like you have a lot on your plate Lyndsey. Congrats on the uni course!

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    Violet Perkins Phillippo
    2nd September 2018 at 9:11 pm

    At the moment I am worrying about going back to University, after a long summer holiday and the new challenges and decisions that this will bring. I find the work at university stressful and quite challenging and I find Rescue Remedy products are excellent in that moment where you feel a bit overwhelmed, with everything that it going on. Some of the products in the hamper are new to me, so it would be fantastic to be able to try them out!

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:18 am

      Ah, good luck Violet. Try and take it one day at a time 🙂 Glad to hear that Rescue Remedy helps too!

  • Reply
    Kellie Steed
    2nd September 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Oh my goodness Maria, I can’t imagine that level of pain. My deepest sympathies. My stresses seem so minor now, so thank you for sharing and putting it in perspective for me. Nevertheless, to answer the question, I suffer with chronic pain (EDS) and am trying to run my own business as my illness doesn’t allow me a regular job. I stress and am really frustrated that I am not able to get enough hours worked to step up my business due to my illness and paying the bills is a bit of a struggle. My best friend always swears by Rescue Remedy, but I’ve never tried it.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:17 am

      I’m sorry to read this Kellie. Living with a chronic illness can be so difficult especially when you run your own business. Thanks for entering.

    • Reply
      MARIA ROGERS
      16th September 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks Kellie, very kind words. Hope things improve for you soon x

  • Reply
    Ruth Wollerton
    2nd September 2018 at 10:50 pm

    My children and the lack of money as a single mum stress me out, as I worry about them being happy and doing well in life.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:14 am

      We’re always so hard on ourselves. I bet you do a fantastic job with your children 🙂

  • Reply
    Rena Plumridge
    3rd September 2018 at 6:52 am

    Going back to work when I’ve had 6 glorious weeks off!

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:09 am

      Oooh. What lovely weather you had for your time off 🙂

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    Chris Hunt
    3rd September 2018 at 7:58 am

    I get stressed out when visiting my elderly Mum. I do not live close-by any more and since Dad died she has definitely had a bad time. Prior to visiting her I always get wound up and I need something to help my nerves. I would love to try the Rescue Remedy to help me through.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:07 am

      Sorry to hear this Chris. Thanks for entering.

  • Reply
    Andrea Dimmick
    3rd September 2018 at 9:10 am

    After 2yrs of house hunting, the stress is showing, my husband is now on anti depressants and I’m trying my best, not to freak out too, so anything other than having to go down the medication route, would be great.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:06 am

      I’m sorry to hear this. It took me almost two years to find mine and I moved in earlier this year! So stressful but worth it in the end. Hang in there. The right one will come up when it’s supposed to 🙂

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    Serendipity Says
    3rd September 2018 at 10:13 am

    Helping my daughter plan her wedding – Although it’s a nice sort of stress. But all of the running around, cost, organisation and keeping everyone happy is taking its toll.

    • Reply
      Helen Gilbert
      3rd September 2018 at 10:45 am

      How exciting but I can imagine it’s stressful too!

  • Reply
    Kelly Glen
    3rd September 2018 at 10:16 am

    General everyday life and always being very stressed is making life very hard at the moment so something like this would be a great help.

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    Lola Bellouere-Keay
    3rd September 2018 at 10:48 am

    An ex boyfriend a house move and a huge change of career.

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    Vicky S
    3rd September 2018 at 10:52 am

    Lack of job security is stressing me out. I have a job, but I don’t know how long for, or what it will be, or whether I will be asked to take a pay cut etc.

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    Helen Gilbert
    3rd September 2018 at 11:07 am

    Hello, I just wanted to thank everyone for entering and apologise for not having the time to respond to everyone individually. I’ve been without internet at home since Saturday but hopefully everything will be resolved by Wednesday. Huge thanks again. H x

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    Ms C Bryan
    3rd September 2018 at 11:19 am

    Lack of sleep making me very grumpy, stressed out and constantly hungry

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    Diana Jones
    3rd September 2018 at 11:45 am

    Cardiff City have only 2 points from 4 games, although they did play well against Arsenal yesterday. I am sressed that they will be relegated.

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    Rhia
    3rd September 2018 at 11:55 am

    We’ve been trying to concieve for nearly a year… finally got my positive pregnancy test yesterday, but I had what I was sure was my period last weekend (sorry if TMI!)
    So I’m trying to stay positive, but not pin my hopes on anything, until I get blood test results back from my doctor. I used to love Rescue Remedy, really wishing I had some to hand at the moment!

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    Jen Rogers
    3rd September 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Severe tingling in my legs

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    Carrie H
    3rd September 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Clutter and mess. I can’t think in chaos and we’ve just had some major work done on the house resulting in things ending up all over the place and a muck everywhere.

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    Jo Young
    3rd September 2018 at 12:56 pm

    Mine is quite trivial really but I’m going on holiday soon which involves lots of flying. I’m so excited but dreading the flights. I do use the Rescue Pastilles in the tin and they do help, although getting in the tin was stressful at first as I dropped them everywhere lol

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    Joanne L
    3rd September 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Government policies, climate change and animal cruelty are big stressors at the moment.

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    maureen l findley
    3rd September 2018 at 1:53 pm

    money worries especially because christmas is around the corner

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    Amanda Baggott
    3rd September 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Busy supermarkets!

  • Reply
    Joo Dee
    3rd September 2018 at 1:58 pm

    my Mum, she has been unwell, and being so far away really stresses me out!

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    Kate Cairns
    3rd September 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Work, or rather lack of it.

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    J Matcham
    3rd September 2018 at 2:25 pm

    I have always been anxious since i was eight being brought up in a difficult child hood. my husband died and adjusting to life without him is stessful .

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    Kate
    3rd September 2018 at 2:39 pm

    My mum – She’s been constantly rejecting me since I was a child and now i’m 38 she’s just rejected again which I’ve had to accept has to be the final time as I can’t have her doing it to me again as it’s a devastating and selfish thing for her to do.

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    Gillian Husband-Majo
    3rd September 2018 at 3:46 pm

    I’m stressed over money – what else?! Have had two unexpected big bills lately, one for a new car battery, and now the lock on my front door has decided to stop playing nice. I have to spend about a minute jiggling and turning the key very carefully to get in my house. So a locksmith will have to be called – and they aren’t cheap. Also, it’s the time of year my car insurance needs renewing so I’m anxious about having to go online to the various comparison sites and try to find the best deal! Why can’t life ever just run smoothly and be problem-free?

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    Katy
    3rd September 2018 at 3:51 pm

    I am an insomniac and lack of sleep leaves me frazzled and stressed

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    Fiona Morton
    3rd September 2018 at 4:18 pm

    I have Borderline Personality Disorder and little things really stress me a lot, a friendship seems to have cooled just recently, I’ve tried to ask why but she just says she is busy working so that’s stressing me out right now

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    jamie piper
    3rd September 2018 at 5:35 pm

    mortgage rates going up!

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    Paula Smith
    3rd September 2018 at 5:48 pm

    I suffer with tachycardia with no cause and I’m in trouble with the sickness policy at work for having time off sick with it. I also work term time and go back Rob won tomorrow!!

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    nicola dean
    3rd September 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Decorating my bedroom at the moment and there is stuff everywhere upstairs, cant wait until it is done. Would love to win this so that I can relax

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    Liane Amos
    3rd September 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and I get very tired. I constantly worry about my mobility and whether I am going to be a burden to my husband

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    Lorna Ledger
    3rd September 2018 at 6:32 pm

    My lovely beautiful smart 18 year old daughter 😉

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    Jake Casey
    3rd September 2018 at 8:04 pm

    The kids are stressing me out at the moment I can’t wait until they go back to school.

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    Nicki Simpson
    3rd September 2018 at 8:24 pm

    I worry about worrying!

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    sarah birkett
    3rd September 2018 at 8:27 pm

    I have a long list. I wrote everything down about 6 months ago, no matter how small. Every week I check it, sometimes I can cross one off , sometimes I add one, but everytime I check the kist I show that I am in control of it and that it is controllable

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      Helen Gilbert
      4th September 2018 at 8:59 am

      This is really interesting Sarah. Thanks for sharing!

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    Denise
    3rd September 2018 at 8:47 pm

    My Fibro is flaring along with my IBS, but more importantly I stress how my kids are coping with School and Uni and how the smallest member of the family is getting on with starting nursery.
    Then on top of that there is everyday things that everyone copes with as well so healing hugs to everyone

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    Claire Wigley
    3rd September 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Lots! Eldest starting high school and independent travel, bad back and just returned to work after a couple of months recovery and it’s still not better yet, hair is falling out which is worrying me a lot, I could go on, I am one stress ball at the moment!

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    Katy Brown
    3rd September 2018 at 9:12 pm

    It sounds so trivial compared to some of these stories. But I have moved home 3 times in 2yrs and will move again in 6 months; hopefully for the last time. Each move has resulted in sleepless nights, ,my blood pressure rises and I become short tempered and irritable. Stress and anxiety are such a bad thing and contributes to so many, illnesses; even death.

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    Helen
    3rd September 2018 at 9:21 pm

    My 5 year old son is very anxious about going back to school tomorrow and when he’s worried I always get stressed out for him!

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    Stephanie Tsang
    3rd September 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Trying to juggle kids, school, housework and running my own business from home is stressing me out. I find it really hard to find time to get everything done.

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    Lynsey Harvey
    3rd September 2018 at 10:59 pm

    i have the most nerve wrecking evenr coming up and i definately need as much help as possible to calm my nerves. Im the worst public speaker, i sweat, my face goes bright red and i stutter my words. im doing a uni course through my work and as part of it we have to do a conference to all the managers across the whole organisation in october. i have to do a half hr presentation in front of 100 managers including the chief executive, directors and deputy directors. i have been panicking since we found out back in may! please help!

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    Sarah Fielding
    4th September 2018 at 12:28 am

    Definitely university! I am starting my second year in 2 weeks and I am already so anxious about it! Definitely need to try products like this!

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    Jade
    4th September 2018 at 4:21 am

    Going to university! I’ve tried Rescue Remedy before and to my surprise it really does work, so I would love to start using it again.

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    Claire Toplis
    4th September 2018 at 9:04 am

    I get stressed going into crowded situations which isn’t helpful when I did to do things .

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    leanne weir
    4th September 2018 at 11:41 am

    My kids are stressing me out. Roll on the school term for the bickering to stop!

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    amanda w
    4th September 2018 at 1:39 pm

    im so stressed out at the minute as i have been told that my job is going to be made redundant. they are moving our whole department offshore leaving 120 of us to search for a new role.
    it would be lovely to win to just be able to have a nice pamper night and use the products to ease my stress levels and hopefully have a nice nights sleep without all the stresses waking me up constantly through the night!

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    Angie Hoggett
    4th September 2018 at 4:54 pm

    I’m getting married in less than a year now but its unbelievable the amount of things you have to arrange and think of!

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    Lorraine
    4th September 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I am feeling stressed about my little boy going back to school. Lots of people can’t wait for the end of the holidays but I love spending time with him and I miss him when he starts school. I worry about him making friends etc.

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    Emma Craven
    4th September 2018 at 6:40 pm

    I’m not well enough to work, and it stresses me out as I’m tired of being short of money and how it affects my lovely partner… He needs destressing as much as I do!

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    Clare Davies
    4th September 2018 at 7:31 pm

    University! I am a second student nurse and find myself super stressed juggling uni, home, placements, childcare and caring for my parents too! anything that says it would help sounds good to me!

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    Cheryl Milnes
    4th September 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Recovering from a broken ankle is stressing me out.

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    Helen Tovell
    4th September 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Dealing with older teenage son and is selfish thoughtlessness

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    JULIE WARD
    4th September 2018 at 11:35 pm

    My partner, we are doing the house up and its like watching paint dry when he does anything, or doesn’t do anything

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    Rich Tyler
    5th September 2018 at 1:20 am

    Trying to juggle finances!

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    Louise Clarke
    5th September 2018 at 2:38 am

    I am about to embark on a new job and lifestyle by going to work abroad in a ski chalet. I don’t even no how to ski, so i’m really stressed out

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    kris mc
    5th September 2018 at 2:07 pm

    My little boy starting nursery in a few days and I’m stressed getting everything ready, why do I leave it all till last minute???

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    judy kennedy
    5th September 2018 at 2:20 pm

    I have been for some time and get stressed about all I have missed out on. If I were to win randomly I would like it to go to MARIA ROGERS who posted about the loss of her daughter

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    Catherine Deacon
    5th September 2018 at 7:46 pm

    My job is just a daily stress

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    Holly king
    5th September 2018 at 9:11 pm

    I’m pregnant and just found out how much money I’ll be getting on maternity! Eek and have Christmas to pay for!

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    Kaz
    5th September 2018 at 11:59 pm

    Everything stresses me at the moment. One son just finished intenae treatment for a very rare malignant brain tumour, one started having seizures and one diagnosed with autism and anxiety. Plus I take 999 calls as a job which doesn’t help matters.. This past two years have been hell on earth

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    Charlie Brunton
    6th September 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Feeling like I’m repeating myself day in, day out about my mental health. Knowing that it’s not really being listened to or taken in.. very stressful & upsetting! I can’t remember the last time I slept properly, hopefully this bundle would help with that.

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    Kristy Brown
    6th September 2018 at 6:00 pm

    My soldier husband been away – I always fret when he’s gone as I have to take ont he Lions share and this time we have 1 headed to uni and 1 starting college – plus we have not long moved so my support is nil. Running helps though

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    Christine Evans
    6th September 2018 at 8:59 pm

    My job is manic – I manage a Social Care team – so every day is wall to wall stress; I have heard great things about these Rescue Remedies – hopefully they would help me take a deep breath and step out of the hurly-burly for a bit for head space to think

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    Camilla Youngman
    7th September 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Struggling with workload at the moment, this would really help me relax when I’m feeling overwhelmed with work!

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    Maxine G
    7th September 2018 at 6:28 pm

    Going back to university as a mature student! Wish me luck! I’m trying lots of relaxation techniques in preparation for the stress that is to come

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    Abigail
    7th September 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I’d prefer not to write out the big stresses but a minor thing that stresses me out is fire alarms, due to some past experiences I now have a panic attack when a fire alarm goes off. It’s a little thing, but stressful,

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    Terri Kelly
    8th September 2018 at 11:48 am

    I’ve recently moved house for the third time in three years, which has been pretty stressful. Also dead busy at work and have a long term health condition which means I’m in some degree of pain or discomfort most days, which can get me down some times. This bundle would come in handy!

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    Lucinda Barton
    8th September 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Every day stresses – the manicness of trying to do 100 things a day. Worry about the boys future etc small things I know but they add up all the time!

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    Freya Hannah
    8th September 2018 at 9:56 pm

    I’m scared to enter my third year at university as after that I’ll be in my first year as a primary school teacher. I’m anxious that I won’t be able to cope or will give up under the stress.

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    Hannah Smith
    9th September 2018 at 8:29 am

    Honestly it can be just the simple things. like to much noise, being asked a million questions or just being really overwelmed but a lot of things. Things sit on my mind for the day and untill they are completed i get really stressed out. Its only small things but i just seem to worry about them. THank you x

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    ZOE SPINNER
    9th September 2018 at 10:35 am

    Rude people – they seem to be everywhere these days. On the roads, in the shops, on the street, at work…… what happened to being kind to each other. Rude people really do stress me out

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    Maya Russell
    9th September 2018 at 10:48 am

    I’m stressing about housework. It’s always left to me (regardless of any requests for others to do it.) And when you finish with a pile of plates, glasses etc there is another load the next day!

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    Natasha Mairs
    9th September 2018 at 11:37 am

    I suffer with depression and anxiety and I use the pastels all the time. They rally work and I would love to try some of their other products

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    Alaine Godfrey
    9th September 2018 at 5:46 pm

    So much that I stress about at the same time, that I always seem to need some kind of remedy to sort me out.

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    Laura Lee
    9th September 2018 at 10:02 pm

    I am flying to Australia next April with my 3 boys and husband and I hate flying soooo much to the point its already giving me panic attacks and anxiety now, this would be amazing to hep with this instead of having to go to the doctors to get something medical to help me if its needed. Thanks for the chance

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    Lauren Stebbings
    9th September 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Stress for me at the moment is trying to get professionals to see my child, chronic pain which is aggrevated by the more activities I do, trying to clean the house after the carnage of the holidays without aggrevating my pain further, trying to gather the energy to cook healthy meals in pain and trying to lose weight so I’m less spherical lol. There’s more going on but I’ve waffled enough lol.

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    jacqui rushton
    10th September 2018 at 12:13 am

    I have recently started a new job which is very demanding. I am working long hours and it is causing me a great deal of stress. I have started meditating in the evenings as a coping mechanism which helps to a certain extent, but something i can use/take at any time of the day, like these fab Rescue Remedy products, would really help.

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    Robyn Clarke
    10th September 2018 at 1:49 am

    My stepfather has been diagnosed with bowel cancer and is waiting for further results, its such a stressful time not knowing whats going on, my parents and I would share this as I think we all need to relax a little more and try not worry until we have a proper diagnosis and plan forward.

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    Jayne Thunder
    10th September 2018 at 7:19 am

    I’m getting stressed planning my wedding. So much to do and so little time to do it. I need all the help I can get to stay calm and enjoy the big day.

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    Emily Hutchinson
    10th September 2018 at 10:20 am

    I’m self employed and at the moment I’ve got so much work it’s hard to keep on top of. That stresses me out, then sometimes I don’t have enough work on, and that stresses me out too! I can’t win haha

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    Pamela Gossage
    10th September 2018 at 11:22 am

    I am a little stressed because I am having a new Kitchen fitted

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    Kay Broomfield
    10th September 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I worry about everything. Sadly I’ve gotten into the habit of worrying as a form of self-motivation which isn’t sustainable long term!

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    kellyjo walters
    10th September 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I became a carer for my dad in April after he had a stroke, but before that we hadn’t spoke for 8 years.. I’m so stressed as I feel I took on a lot but hey he’s my dad…

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    Gary Topley
    10th September 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Not being able to train in the gym as have torn fibres in my achilles. Thankyou for the competition x

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    Shelley Steggles
    10th September 2018 at 10:22 pm

    My Twins are immune suppressed so any illness can make them really poorly – I dread the start of term at this time of year- our consultant calls it Germ Term x its a big worry for this mummy x

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    Jade Brookman
    11th September 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Health issues and pain 🙁

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    Heather Stone
    11th September 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I’m stressing out at the moment because I go back to University for my final year next week. I’m a mature student and have suffered with severe anxiety which spiralled out of control when I got back into education. But I never gave up. Now I think I have the right combination of medication, and I’m ready to get this last year DONE. I always have Rescue Remedy on me so that I can keep that anxiousness at bay, so winning this prize would be a huge help to me!

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    Vee Wong
    11th September 2018 at 2:12 pm

    I feel like I have a ridiculous list of things to stress about – currently the amount of work and life admin is insane… Work jobs piling up, extra-curricular things I haven’t done in the last year, and just proper adulting! It might take a while but one just has to take it one day at a time!

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    JENNIE WEBSTER
    11th September 2018 at 2:14 pm

    My health is stressing me out and I am struggling everyday with it. I have a very rare condition called SAPHO and part of this is severe pain in my collar bones and another part is pustules all over my hands and feet. It’s agony.

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    Tracey Vage
    11th September 2018 at 2:35 pm

    My 2 boys have Autism. Back to school is always hard but my youngest is struggling so much . We are fighting for help and support for him but education cutbacks aren’t helping. We could definitely use some extra help to get us through!

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    Sam Parkes
    11th September 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Job interviews I always go to pieces and my mind goes blank due to nerves

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    Paula Isaacs
    11th September 2018 at 5:04 pm

    At 70 years old, I look after my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter from Tuesday to,Friday. By Saturday I need all the help I can get to relax and recover before Tuesday comes around again

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    Kelly ibinson
    11th September 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I have my own small wedding business and at the minute it’s wedding season, Its just little old me working all hours to get orders out for all my brides which is pretty stressful…but I love it too. I live Rescue Remedy products, I used the spray on my wedding day and also for my first trip to the dentists in 10 years….it got my through it no problem. Fingers crossed this would be fab!

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    Melissa Day
    11th September 2018 at 8:21 pm

    My work friend is having a baby soon and I’ve been promoted to room supervisor and I’m stressing over the job role. It’s for the baby room which I’ve been doing for over a year but there is more paper work to do and I have to ask people to do things which I’m not the best at because I’m a happy go lucky person This really would help me out and hopefully help with my stress levels.

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    Louise Neal
    11th September 2018 at 8:30 pm

    Roof being replaced at the same time my central heating system and boiler is being replaced throughout the whole house! Eldest daughter starting Uni and youngest daughter about to start her GCSE’s. Dust, plaster, floorboards ripped up, etc….. #Stressed Any help to soothe me at this very trying time would help!

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    Steven S
    11th September 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Getting back into work. I’m not really worried as know it will happen but it’s a nagging stress I could do without.

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    Tee johnson
    11th September 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Not knowing if I made the right choices and not having enough income is very stressful.

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    Julie McLaren
    11th September 2018 at 10:16 pm

    My daughter has just started high school. She has a stammer and this has become worse for her with the worry and anxiety of going from a very small primary school of 70 children to a high school of 1000+ students. Finding natural, non-harmful products that could benefit her has been somewhat difficult until her friends recommended your products. She is currently using the drops in her water bottle. My daughter’s stresses become my stresses. Would like to give your other products a try. It can only help. Thank you.

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    Jenny Rothesay
    11th September 2018 at 10:49 pm

    Been unemployed since feb due to a bad reference. Just feel so low, then quite stressed, then anxious, as to the future. Hoping this will help with the anxiety and low mood so i can feel more confident at interviews.

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    Jackie Talbot
    12th September 2018 at 8:53 am

    Feeling fearful all the time, worried about my sister who has just had two operations for breast cancer, I have just been diagnosed with diverticula disease, and my grandchild is due to be born next Tuesday by c section as she is Previa stage 4. The wheels are coming off

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    Sharon Arnott
    12th September 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I was diagnosed with heart problems in April and was told a few weeks ago that I need a pacemaker fitting soon. It is quite freaking me out especially as this all came out of the blue without warning. The main thing is the fact that I am typing this means I am still here and very much alive and kicking at the moment. There are people far worse off out there than me. 🙂

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    Kristin Burdsall
    12th September 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Its my 40th birthday on 16th September. I dont mind being 40 and dont feel it at all. Whats stressing me out is my family and friends asking why im not having a party. I dont feel the need for one. I dont think 40 is the mile stone it used to be and would much rather have a nice spa weekend. Everyone thinks im odd and its really anoying me. I definitely need to relax

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    Chanette Kennedy
    12th September 2018 at 8:16 pm

    At the moment it’s work which is stressing me out. I feel completely overworked and unappreciated while I’m there.

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    Jo Hutchings
    12th September 2018 at 8:33 pm

    At the moment I’m very stressed out with dealing with solicitors for our house move. I’ve used rescue remedy products before and found them very helpful so hopefully they would in this situation too.

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    MANDY DOHERTY
    12th September 2018 at 11:10 pm

    Have always been an anxious person and since being widowed suddenly 3 years ago I find I am getting stressed over little things, and in June my granddaughter Jess was stillborn. Life feels like an uphill battle most of the time and when things are ok I start to worry that something will go wrong

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    Sheri Darby
    13th September 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Everything!! 4 grown up children all with money worries and I’m recovering from a badly broken ankle.

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    Nadine Clayton
    13th September 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I have an autistic son who is also disabled and I’m a single mum with little help with my own health problems and I’m at breaking point!

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    Carole Nott
    13th September 2018 at 8:20 pm

    im trying to juggle all chores and appointments

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    Georgie Aronin
    13th September 2018 at 8:26 pm

    My son starting secondary school, and making sure he is happy

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    Deborah Hambleton
    13th September 2018 at 8:59 pm

    We got back from a holiday to celebrate my hubby’s 40th birthday in July to find our cat had collapsed. After 2 weeks in intensive care he now has diabetes and I have to inject him twice a day! I hate needles, but at least the little fighter is doing well and on the mend now!

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    LORRAINE ANDERSON
    13th September 2018 at 9:29 pm

    The approaching darks nights are stressing me out.

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    Helen
    14th September 2018 at 12:34 am

    I’ve just qualified as a mental health social worker and you really feel people’s pain along with them. By the end of placement, I was so anxious about my service users’ problems with homelessness, personality disorder and suicidal thoughts that I was struggling to breathe. I’m starting my new job on Monday and am panicking about going back to it all, this time with full clinical responsibility for the clients I am working with

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    Rebecca England
    14th September 2018 at 5:02 am

    Driving in heavy traffic in built up areas always makes me tense. I also find some social situations stressful especially large indoor crowds, and too much noise such as large groups of people talking together. At times I’ll avoid events in favour of calm and quiet.

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    sheena allen
    14th September 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Dealing with bereavement and dealing with the bad sad days that
    seem more frequent than the not so bad days

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    Ann-Marie Gould
    14th September 2018 at 5:00 pm

    my two teens totally stress me out! always having dramas, always losing things, always falling out with friends, its never ending!

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    Lydia Graham
    14th September 2018 at 8:34 pm

    My 13 year old, she’s home educated and wants to do her maths and biology GCSEs next year, 2 years early, and she’s got me so stressed while trying to study for them and wanting more and more work

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    Rebecca Whatmore
    14th September 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Worrying about an interview next week! Haven’t prepared yet and don’t know when I am going to get the chance.

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    Gemma Aktekin
    14th September 2018 at 9:09 pm

    I’ve sprained my wrist and the pain and sleepless nights are weighing very heavy on my stress levels.

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    Carol Phile
    14th September 2018 at 9:31 pm

    My Mum died on Tuesday and organising everything is hideous

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    Phillippa Lee
    14th September 2018 at 11:21 pm

    I found out 2 days ago that I will no longer have a job. I have been given 2 weeks notice…. my boss forgot to tell me she was closing her business. I feel anger, grief and fear. The job was one I loved – but as a self employed person with no savings – it is stressful! I love flower remedies and certainly need them now to get me back into balance x

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    Ash R x
    14th September 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I am currently on maternity leave and I’m really stressing out about finances, normal I suppose in this day and age, but it does cloud my experience x

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    Sabrina Baldock
    15th September 2018 at 12:55 am

    I have pretty bad anxiety but I use the products all the time they really help me

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    Caroline Signey
    15th September 2018 at 7:32 am

    My husband and I are currently trying to increase our work hours so we are ready to apply for a mortgage next April this has been a challenge as we are on low wages and have childcare to think about too, I’m just hoping it will all be worth it I hate stressing about money

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    Allison Sherwood
    15th September 2018 at 8:10 am

    Work. I work at the local hospital but we are so short staffed it’s putting a lot of pressure on the rest of us.

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    jodie green
    15th September 2018 at 9:06 am

    Christmas being around the corner!! With 7 children its a bit of a stress, i should have started shopping in January!!!

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    Maggie Drummond
    15th September 2018 at 9:25 am

    General motherhood! I’m constantly stressing about my kids. If they aren’t being stressful to me I’m stressing about their school, friends, future…

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    Paula Smith
    15th September 2018 at 10:33 am

    At this time of year living out in the country I have to say big spiders… they suddenly appear at night and run across the living room floor!! They are the size of tra plates!!

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    shao-ying ben-nathan
    15th September 2018 at 10:35 am

    Having my bathroom redone and delivery delays are stressing me out

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    Val Burman
    15th September 2018 at 11:36 am

    Life stresses me out these days.. I am retired but help my husband with his deliveries of papers and parcels, walk my dogs help with my grandsons in holidays and term time collecting from school and minding, my daughter is unwell and I pop round to help out every week. Somehow the days go by so fast, however did I manage to hold down a job as well when I was working?? And Christmas is coming..!! Nobody said getting older would be so tiring..!

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    Laura Cooper
    15th September 2018 at 1:49 pm

    Just keeping up with life is stressing me out at the moment (it’s a hormone thing). This rescue remedy stuff would help me get through the difficult part of the month!

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    Elodie ladlow
    15th September 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I have a lot of public speaking for a new job which is quite stressful

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    Kim Neville
    15th September 2018 at 4:27 pm

    My daughter going off to Uni and hoping everything runs smoothly for her

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    Deborah Bird
    15th September 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Lots of things are stressing me out at the moment to be honest. But one of the things is my health, it is stressing me out because of the chronic fatigue and pain my illness causes, and I am starting university on Monday to study midwifery! I am looking forward to it but would love some help with the anxiety I feel regarding my health!

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    Gemma Cook
    15th September 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I’m currently taking my exams to be a qualified accountant and juggling revision with a new born baby and its seriously stressing me out. These goodies would certainly be a massive help.

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    Alison
    15th September 2018 at 5:23 pm

    I am stressing out about work at the moment, short staffted and to much to do

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    Emma Davison
    15th September 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Work. We’re overworked and underpaid!

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    sallyanne rose
    15th September 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Im training for the marathon, its a long way off still but im worrying i wont ever be good enough, the most i have ran so far is 16 miles – its a big commitment

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    Kevin Johnson
    15th September 2018 at 6:55 pm

    Money is stressing me out at the moment because I don’t have any and my hours at work have been cut to part-time!

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    denise s
    15th September 2018 at 7:41 pm

    still ongoing building works at home , should have finished last christmas -so many delays, costs escalations, also currently stuck in france at the eurotunnel with 2 hours delay !!

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    Nancy Bradford
    15th September 2018 at 8:09 pm

    Money and my daughter going back to school has been pretty stressful this month.

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    Michelle Dennett
    15th September 2018 at 8:27 pm

    My most stressful time is between 4-7pm each day getting my 4 children fed, bathed and ready for bed before the next day of school. They’re cute as buttons but it really is hard work sometimes x

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    Maddy
    15th September 2018 at 8:33 pm

    I Worry about my husband’s health. He’s been so worried about me that he hasn’t taken proper care of himself,

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    lisa jess
    15th September 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Work at the moment going through a merger and need to apply for my own job whilst being incredibly busy

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    Danielle Spencer
    15th September 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I have lots of social events at the moment and going back to work after a long time off due to illness, so I’m super stressed and could do with some help to relax.

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    Jessica Powell
    15th September 2018 at 8:48 pm

    Money matters are always stressing me out so it would be great to take a little time out and relax.

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    Zoe Graham
    15th September 2018 at 9:00 pm

    I would use this prize alongside meditation everyday

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    Lucy Beckett
    15th September 2018 at 9:21 pm

    So I get stressed really easily! Traffic! Work, things constantly going wrong! It’s all first world problems at the end of the day though.

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    Yvette Duignan
    15th September 2018 at 9:22 pm

    Having to move house next month but no where to rent yet 😬

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    Donna W
    15th September 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Just life! Trying to juggle kids, work, finances, the home and a husband :0)

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    Kirsteen Mackay
    15th September 2018 at 11:08 pm

    This is a great prize. I try to remain positive but sometimes the negative news headlines and worries in my children’s lives make me feel sad. I think it’s terrible that children feel under pressure and stress when they shouldn’t have a care in the world.

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    Joanne Heath
    15th September 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I am so very lucky in so many ways but like others hsve had some major challenges to face. I worry about a lot of things predominantly money, family members health and work issues!

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    Angela Weir
    15th September 2018 at 11:41 pm

    I am sensitive to noise so the simplest of every day sounds can stress me out in particular noisy eaters I literally need to leave the room which can be awkward at social gatherings.

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    Heather Jenkinson
    16th September 2018 at 12:15 am

    Dealing with the very advanced stage of my Mother’s Dementia. She is 72, and has gone from being a successful, artist, loving Mother, Grandmother, friend and our rock, to an aggressive child, who does not know us, her children. It’s so hard to know how to carry on some days, The Mum we know and love is slowly slipping away from us.

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    champaklal Lad
    16th September 2018 at 12:46 am

    great prize clam relaxed before the bad weather comes

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    Lucy
    16th September 2018 at 12:46 am

    My health. I have a torn meniscus and a very active 3 year old toddler to try to keep up with and entertain!

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    Jeanette Leighton
    16th September 2018 at 1:16 am

    My partner stresses me out to be honest 😂😂😂 he’s almost 40 and acts like he’s 14 🤔😂

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    Ema J Lowe
    16th September 2018 at 1:21 am

    just brought a house, but it needs a lot of work, currently it has no kitchen and the bathroom has seen better days. its stressful trying to get it all done as there is a condition of the mortgage the work needs to be dome within the next month and with the other half working, it only leaves the weekend to work on it.

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    Natalie Gillham
    16th September 2018 at 1:50 am

    I am stressing about important letters I need to write and the anxiety is so unproductive, so hopefully this prize would help calm my nerves so I can focus on completeing these tasks. Thanks for the chance to win x

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    Adrian Bold
    16th September 2018 at 2:43 am

    I hate the end of Summer and darker evenings. I don’t think I suffer from SAD, but my mood does change in Autumn and Winter.

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    Joanna Phillimore
    16th September 2018 at 3:19 am

    People arguing!

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    Carly Belsey
    16th September 2018 at 5:13 am

    Getting my kids out the door on time and me to work on time every morning stresses me out. I feel like I have done a day’s work before I even get to work!

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    marie miles
    16th September 2018 at 7:08 am

    work is extremely stressful at the moment for me and this prevents me sleeping so im often lethargic apart from normal every day stress its work stress that takes its toll on me..

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    Rachael O’brien
    16th September 2018 at 7:52 am

    My daughter getting bullied stressed me out . She has a hair pulling disorder and the problem with the bullies is the more they upset her calling her names the more she pulls .. being her mother I just want a solution but nothing is working ! Seeing her so low and not being able to help is so stressful 🙁

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    Cathryn Crawshaw
    16th September 2018 at 8:23 am

    my dad passed away suddenly in May, trying to help my mom deal with everything at this sad time, Running two houses, working and my daughter started school last week. Eek Stressed

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    Ruth Bertram
    16th September 2018 at 8:35 am

    Single mum, 2 teens, full time job. Need I say more?!

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    Anna
    16th September 2018 at 8:41 am

    My husband is in the forces and based down south however my daughters were upset with living there so we have decided to buy and move back in the north. So I’m now alone with 2 children most weeks the husband comes home at weekends when he can. I work full time as well as bringing both girls up and a dog. And some times I feel worn out, stressed and alone with all the strain plus thinking about finances as we run to food bills etc now this would help the over thinking in my head.

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    Nina Motylinski-Davies
    16th September 2018 at 8:56 am

    money worries, health worries , it’s all relentless and I let it build up and get on top of me constantly

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    Sheri Francis
    16th September 2018 at 9:08 am

    I am stress about playing the lottery hoping to win every week so my disable daughter can have the trip of a lifetime to Disney land Florida Taking of care of my daughter can be stressful at times but a also a Labour of love . This stress busting bundle is big would last a long time it s Amazing that it has night time remedy too brilliant..

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    Matt Brasier
    16th September 2018 at 9:09 am

    A lot stresses me out. I suffer from anxiety. I really hate going to places with lots of people. I have suffered since I started senior school. It affected my exams and all my life really. I tend to think I am going to throw up even though I never have done in public.

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    Tricia cowell
    16th September 2018 at 9:28 am

    I would love to win for my daughter who suffers from severe anxiety. I do worry for her. So winning this would be brilliant for for both of us.

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    Claire Johnson
    16th September 2018 at 9:29 am

    Busy at work at the moment and can’t seem to switch off when I get home – stressing me out

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    stephanie
    16th September 2018 at 9:32 am

    I have not started Christmas shopping always a last minute stress

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    Emma
    16th September 2018 at 9:36 am

    Having a bit of a financial crisis at the moment so this would really help me get through.

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    Shaun Heathcote
    16th September 2018 at 9:40 am

    this would be great for my son he is autistic and just gone back to school in year 11 to do his gcse and he is not coping very well

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    Lynsey Ward
    16th September 2018 at 9:50 am

    Started a new job have been out of work 4 months and worry I am not good enough

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    Nikki Hunter-Pike
    16th September 2018 at 9:56 am

    The ongoing and constant care of my son with additional needs, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t stressed!

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    Claire Rees
    16th September 2018 at 10:08 am

    Working In a comprehensive school with ADHD and autistic children is stressful but also very very rewarding

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    gaynor Vincent
    16th September 2018 at 10:12 am

    Oh dear, I get stressed over the house being messy, my children being messy, being late, children not doing what they are asked, them not doing their homework ……. I could go on!

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    Hannah Buckley
    16th September 2018 at 10:45 am

    Trying and trying to save up to buy our first home but then having to spend money on other things – we take one step forward and two steps back! Even though we all know we shouldn’t, it’s stressful comparing yourself to your friends who just seem like they’re accomplishing more than you!

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    Alison Clark
    16th September 2018 at 10:55 am

    I’m only getting 3-4 hours sleep at the moment as a result of that I’m getting stressed and walking around like a zombie.

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    jules Eley
    16th September 2018 at 11:08 am

    We are currently going through renovating our house.. we have 4 children and two dogs so the mess is piling up, the house is in no order and I can not even make a dent in it to make it look any better I am so stressed and tired at the moment.. this would be most welcome!

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    Lia Burns
    16th September 2018 at 11:23 am

    Getting my kids ready and out the door to school on time x

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    Elinor Bevan
    16th September 2018 at 11:31 am

    I don’t sleep well, and the knock on effect is awful headaches. combine that with a fulltime job, 3 kids, and anxiety in the middle of the night and i find everything tough at times.

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    Hayley cooper
    16th September 2018 at 11:32 am

    I get a lot of stress and Anxiety when I walk my dog, I worry about bumping into other people and their pets, how the animals will react with each other, i worry about a loose dog running over to us as well!! Always a sigh of relief when we get back but I wish it wasn’t like that and I enjoyed it more as I’m sure it also transpires to the dog and they pick up on your anxieties!!

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    Jamie Millard
    16th September 2018 at 12:13 pm

    The baby was such a good sleeper for months but now, coinciding with me going back to work, he’s up every hour. Stressed and tired isn’t a good combination.

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    carol boffey
    16th September 2018 at 12:16 pm

    the hassle getting the kids ready for school

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    HELEN SMITH
    16th September 2018 at 12:19 pm

    The whole “back to school” thing with getting kids up in a morning and out on time; then there’s the homework/after school clubs organisation. All made worse by the fact that I work full time in a school on the admin side so having to deal with all the other stressed parents too!

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    Adam Dix
    16th September 2018 at 12:51 pm

    My job is stressful & can make me anxious at times. I work around electric cables underground, repairing faults & laying new services. It’s a dangerous job so stress comes naturally!

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    Jane Shaw
    16th September 2018 at 1:07 pm

    I get very stressed at work due to budget cuts and restructures it’s a nightmare at times Thanks

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    Catherine Barton
    16th September 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Builders……….they don’t turn up when they say they are going too and it is so frustrating, both hubby and I are stressed up to the eyeballs! A good nights sleep……….. what’s that!

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    a moore
    16th September 2018 at 1:39 pm

    We’ve got an endless run of things going on at the moment when we need to just focus on things at home, so feeling overwhelmed makes me anxious

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    Hayley Todd
    16th September 2018 at 1:40 pm

    My life is extremely stressful, my daughter suffers with a great deal of medical, life-limiting conditions that cause her to be in immense pain constantly, and cause her joints to dislocate and break very easily, her medical care is very stressful and is a full-time job. If this was not enough, she also has Asperger’s Syndrome and many mental health problems, including bipolar disorder, social anxiety disorder, psychosis and self-harm. I also have recently been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and MS, so as you can imagine, I’m am extremely stressed.

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    Julie C
    16th September 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Waiting for a future changing email at the moment, it cant come soon enough!

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    Pete
    16th September 2018 at 2:07 pm

    My wife is pretty ill, so I worry about her and the future.

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    Teresa sheldon
    16th September 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Well reading other people’s comments I feel I’m lucky I do have everyday stresses, work,paying bills. Etc and I’m not sleeping well due to that certain age , I’m always looking for ways to relax as I do find it difficult as my mind will always be thinking ahead of what I’ve got to do x

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    lisa williams
    16th September 2018 at 2:28 pm

    my current anxiety levels are trough the roof. I have a 120 mile trip to contend with. Even though hubby is driving i worry about every situation possible that could go wrong and dread being on a motorway. Tummy eally is in knots at the moment. Why is it that silly things like this turn into bg problems for me

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    Emma Gough
    16th September 2018 at 2:28 pm

    For me it’s my toddler constantly asking for snacks at the mo, she’s hit terrible twos definitely lol!

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    hayley pemberton
    16th September 2018 at 2:34 pm

    worrying about money

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    Rhiannon Dashfield
    16th September 2018 at 2:39 pm

    I have started teaching at a new school and I am stressing that I won’t do a good enough job and will let my students down.

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    Laura lou
    16th September 2018 at 2:53 pm

    I was confident in my relatively stressful management job up until feb this year when I had my beautiful baby girl. I loved my job but since leaving I feel like I’m building it up into something enormous and have started having nightmares about my return. I feel anxious when I think about work and sense that I’m over reacting but can’t seem to keep it under control. I feel like I’ve lost my ability to do my job and will be terrible when I return.

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    Tracy B
    16th September 2018 at 3:09 pm

    I suffer from anxiety, depression and OCD, so pretty much everything stresses me out and then I feel guilty because others have harder stuff going on in their lives.

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    Jacqueline Roberts
    16th September 2018 at 3:34 pm

    The kids last years in 6th form, they seem to be on a go slow and I’m extra stressy for them

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    Louise Blackah
    16th September 2018 at 3:39 pm

    My in laws passed away earlier this year and it’s down to my husband and myself to sort out their affairs. We had a buyer for the bungalow and just about to complete when their buyer dropped out. My hubby is off work and on anti depressants, my youngest is moving out, eldest struggling with injury from work which will mean an op and support and I’m trying to hold it together. This will be great.

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    Hayley Elvin
    16th September 2018 at 3:45 pm

    I am starting a volunteer position tomorrow after being a stay at home mum for 3 1/2 years. During that time I’ve had a major battle with depression so this is a big step

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    Caroline
    16th September 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Loads of things stress me out unfortunately – at the moment it’s because my son’s in the bath and I’m bursting for a wee!!

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    Debbie W
    16th September 2018 at 4:21 pm

    I’m fine! But I would give the prize to my daughter who is in her final year of school and preparing to apply to university. I first started giving her Rescue Remedy products when she was panicking over GCSEs as she can get quite stressed and anxious when she feels under pressure and she puts enormous pressure on herself to succeed in everything she tries (I’m working on this with her!).

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    Maria Gill
    16th September 2018 at 4:31 pm

    The amount of housework I have to do is stressing me out, as I am signed off work with a torn knee ligament, and I can’t stand to live in an untidy apartment!

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    Charlotte
    16th September 2018 at 5:06 pm

    I get really anxious and stressed when I’m out of my comfort zone, particularly when starting a new job

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    Claire Ginn
    16th September 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Im getting stressed my son is coming home from Australia, I know it’s silly but I want the house tidy and looking nice for him.

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    Jade Bremner
    16th September 2018 at 5:21 pm

    People driving like idiots are totally stressing me out and making me on edge when driving. I don’t know what is going on in my area but lately there are so many people who just seem to not care about other road users and it’s stressing me out. The products would help to just chill me and not worry about it whilst I’m not driving (I have anxiety so always end up with a huge negative train of thought)

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    Sue Carter
    16th September 2018 at 5:34 pm

    I’m a preschool teacher, but it’s not the children who stress me out – it’s the parents!
    When parents evening comes around i will really need the rescue remedy.

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    sharon stanley
    16th September 2018 at 5:46 pm

    At the moment I am stressed out by little noises, it’s that ladies curse time of the month and my senses are unbelievably heightened to the point that the kids walking around upstairs, the dogs nail clicking on the laminate flooring and everything else that has a repetative noise is getting on my last nerve. I am thankfully not biting at everyone as I know it’s me and they’re just going about their daily lives but I am pretty sure the way I am gritting my teeth as I type isn’t going to do me any favours next time I visit the dentist.

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    Jessica Hutton
    16th September 2018 at 5:51 pm

    In the last 12 weeks I lost my job, moved out of my house, lived with my mum and grandma with 5 huge dogs for 8 weeks. Moved into a new house and started my own business. At the same my spinal cord stimulator broke (it required a year on the sick to put in me) and my dog was very ill wth spinal problems. Not sure how I didn’t have a heart attack lol. I’m still stressed about the business picking up and trying to decorate the house but thankfully my dog is okay now and my stimulator has been adapted so no more operations.

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    Tara Bush
    16th September 2018 at 6:00 pm

    My Dad passed away four weeks ago and just recently my Mum had sepsis. I was beginning to cope with the loss of my Dad but since Mum has been poorly I am really struggling to cope. I feel anxious and stressed every day. This isn’t like me at all as I normally manage to keep on top of everything but sadly not at the moment.

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    Rebecca roberts
    16th September 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I get really stressed when I see people drop litter on the floor really annoys me that they can not go put it in a bin

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    Cerys John
    16th September 2018 at 6:59 pm

    From 1st November I’ll be moving jobs and that means moving house so that’s definitely my biggest stress at the moment- finding a new house in time for the move!!

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    Kelsey
    16th September 2018 at 7:05 pm

    I have really bad anxiety, constantly having panic attacks wherever I go, so I prefer to stay in!

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    Tammy Artherton
    16th September 2018 at 7:18 pm

    having a teenage daughter who has just started college, its very stressful.

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    amanda greensmith
    16th September 2018 at 7:20 pm

    at the moment i’m getting so stressed because i’m my husbands full time carer and im also a mum to my teenage son and i’m an emergency foster parent these on there own i can manage but now i also look after my husbands uncle not full time but i cook his meals freeze them and take them over to him i do his cleaning and washing i’m worried because i have a few health problems and need to have an op it should only be a day thing but they have said if things go wrong i will have to stay in but then whos going to look after everyone this is causing me sleepless nights

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    Fiona Johnstone
    16th September 2018 at 7:28 pm

    At the moment I am stressing about my two sons living away from home at Uni. They are loving the Uni life but almost every moment of every day I worry about them and can feel quite teary sometimes. Daft reaaly because they are both very capable boys.

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    Jade m
    16th September 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Work is very stressful but recently my daughter broke her arm and had to have an operation to have wires put in it, she went back to school a week after having the operation and I was told she would be safe, her first day back she came home with a slip in her bag saying she had fallen over in the children’s play area! Everytime I drop her off or I’m not with her I get really stressed! X

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    joanne cox
    16th September 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Lots of stress in the family .. my son ‘s doing GCSE at the moment. So much work to do. My daughter is in sixth form and she works too hard. My eldest daughter is a teaching assistant and she finds very stressful to teach European children to learn how to speak English in Year 5 ! I get lots of stress because of money worries and i find very hard to find work due to my deafness.

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    Craig Hindle
    16th September 2018 at 7:57 pm

    What’s stressing me out, is issues around benefits and not enough support via social services or mental health Trust to help with my Autism, anxiety conditions.

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    Chris hindle
    16th September 2018 at 8:01 pm

    My son with Autism not Getting enough help stresses me out at moment and if u win prize it would help me relax

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    Laura Skinner
    16th September 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I get phobic and anxiety about lots of things. When I was younger it was about natural disasters that I couldn’t control. Then as I learned to drive I developed an awful phoba of driving. I had many panic attacks and meltdowns. I used to chew the rescue remedy pastilles to calm me a bit. But breathing was how I copied eventually and quiet music on in the background. I became so anxious about crashing I avoided the car for 7 years. Until the last 2 years when I got back in it again and have slowly managed to beat it! But I still have the odd moment when I feel uncomfortable. I’m currently going through a career stress, I’ve just turned 27 and have no clue what to do with my life. I definitely have moments at work at the moment when I get very stressed out from the weight on my shoulders, would be really useful to have some rescue when I’m on break or having a general moment in life.

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    Catherine Gregory
    16th September 2018 at 8:36 pm

    My 11 month not sleeping due to teething 😭😭

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    Marie Evans
    16th September 2018 at 8:56 pm

    Well my daughter has finally left her husband , So her & our 5 yr old granddaughter have had to live with us for the time being. What we thought would be short term seems to be getting longer…A 5 yr old can be so stressful for all the obvious reasons but, going from a quiet laid back home seems to have turned into stress city.

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    Alice Baines
    16th September 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Working 2 jobs and not sleeping properly is stressing me out, maybe rescue remedy may help me out

    Thanks

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