To live your life to the fullest and be truly fearless after 50, it’s essential for you to rise up against your fear of bladder leaks and say, “It’s no big deal!” Here are five ways you can poise yourself for positivity so you can feel fearless and fabulous, regardless of your overactive bladder:
- Visualize How You Are Not Alone.
Picture this: More than 50% of older Americans live with urinary incontinence. If you're feeling isolated or invisible (another big issue for many people over 50, especially women), keep this in mind. You are not alone!
- Share How You Feel.
Most women don't want to talk about their overactive bladder, even with their doctors, because they're too embarrassed. By simply sharing your thoughts - especially the ones that make you the most uncomfortable - with other people who might be going through a similar incontinence experience, it can ease your mind. If you aren’t ready to discuss it with your family or loved ones, consider joining an online forum with conversations that are specifically geared to those over 50.
- Get out of Your Comfort Zone.
How do you know incontinence will hold you back or what you're capable of doing if you don't get out there and try? You can always find reasons why not to do something. Instead, focus on all the reasons you should. It's a mind shift you can apply to all aspects of life. Can you do this? Yes you can! Will you? That just depends on your attitude!
- Get the Right Protection.
Before you jump out of your comfort zone, make sure you are prepared and protected properly. Only about half of women who experience bladder leaks use the right product specifically designed for incontinence. Try ALWAYS DISCREET liners, pads and underwear – they are a line of incontinence products based on your individual needs - with incredible protection and odor control.
- Embrace Your Age.
Make this your personal mantra: Don't fight your age. Embrace it with poise, whatever it is. Again, this doesn't mean you should give up and give in. It is a very powerful concept of letting go of your younger self and embracing and loving your older self. Treat yourself with kindness, respect, and take care of you as you would your children, your family, and your friends.
This is your time. Will it be all it can be? That just depends on your attitude! With the right perspective (and a little help from some great incontinence products) you can make it everything you want it to be.