Having a sensitive bladder can really knock your confidence. It's easy to dwell on our worries and forget to celebrate the good things in life, so follow these tips to reclaim the spring in your step!
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Having a sensitive bladder can really knock your confidence and leave you feeling down, but there are easy things you can do to reclaim that spring in your step! Doing something nice to cheer yourself up will help take your mind off it, and we have just the solutions…
There are also things you can do to help manage the condition so that it doesn’t impact on your day-to-day life, which will really improve how you’re feeling. Thanks to Always Discreet for Sensitive Bladder, a range of products offering brilliant protection for sensitive bladder, you can forget worrying about any little leaks.
Along with our easy mood boosters, you can stop sensitive bladder from getting you down for good.
Nothing makes you feel better than treating yourself to a relaxing pamper session. Whether it’s something simple like a manicure, trying out a face mask, or even treating yourself to a new haircut, putting some time aside for yourself for a beauty treatment can do wonders for your mood and your confidence.
It’s easy to save pennies and turn your home into a spa. Take a long bath, exfoliate your skin and apply a gorgeous-smelling body oil, then wrap yourself in warm towels and lie down by candlelight with some soothing music on in the background. Who needs a fancy expensive spa?
Achievements always make us feel good so create a list of realistic targets you want to hit during the week ahead – five will do.
Mix things up to cover household jobs like clearing a clutter pile or giving a bedroom a lick of paint, and add in some nice things like shopping with a friend, having a day out with the kids or cooking something you’ve never tried before. Tick them off as you do them and give yourself a pat on the back when the list is completed. The bonus? You’ll have kept yourself so busy your worries will have been pushed to the back of your mind.
Exercise is a known mood booster – thanks to the release of endorphins – and the right sort can really help improve bladder sensitivity, too. So put some time aside every week to do something that re-energises you, as well as helping you to de-stress.
Both pilates and yoga are ideal – they’re gentle and help build your core strength. Pilates, especially, works the pelvic floor muscles that are so important for strengthening bladder control. Both are also fantastic ways to relax your mind and body. Nervous about signing up to a new class on your own? Persuade a friend to go with you and treat yourselves to a coffee afterwards.
Look ahead and book some nice things to do into your diary, amongst all the school runs, dentist trips and football practice drop offs that usually fill up your time.
Having things to look forward to is important for our general wellbeing, so line up a movie night at home with the kids and enjoy some popcorn together, plan a night just for you and the hubby when the kids are at friends’ houses, or get your girlfriends together for a coffee. Even if it’s just 5 minutes doing something you enjot, being with people you’re close to is the emotional equivalent of a nice, warm blanket!
Sex may not be top of your agenda, especially if bladder sensitivity is rocking your confidence and your self-esteem is lower than normal, but it will make you feel good. That’s because it releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter that activates the reward centre of the brain and lifts our spirits.
Arrange a sleepover for the kids and enjoy a date night at home with your other half. Order in your favourite take-away, light some candles and get cosy. Your mood – and your partner’s – will be boosted in no time!
Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen. It could be as simple as booking that holiday instead of wishing for it or starting a little exercise to help raise your confidence. Or it could be a practical response to something like bladder weakness – such as talking to your GP about it and wearing an Always Discreet for Sensitive Bladder product every day.
Wearing the Always Discreet product that best suits your needs will help keep you protected, thanks to the unique highly-absorbent DualLock core, which locks away odour and wetness. They’re up to 40% thinner* than the leading brand, yet offer twice as much absorbency than you may need.** The pants offer up to 100% comfort and protection. Plus, all products have the exclusive OdourLock technology that neutralises odours continuously and the pads are individually wrapped, making them easy to carry around and perfect for discreet disposal. Knowing you’re taking control of bladder sensitivity will stop the fear of any little leaks getting you down.
Go to alwaysdiscreet.co.uk to request your free Always Discreet for Sensitive Bladder sample.
*Compares to the leading brand (percentage varies across line-up).
**Based on average consumer loading.