It isn’t always easy, but things like challenging negative self-talk and learning to appreciate your achievements can help make you feel more confident.
Take a look at ReachOut’s great tips for improving your confidence, especially for things like handling nervous situations and building self-esteem.
Be prepared, be comfortable and be confident. It’s a lot easier to enjoy yourself when you’re out and about or over at a friend’s place if you feel ready for any accidents that might occur.
Tips to better prepare when heading out
When people don’t understand something properly, sometimes this can play out as teasing or bullying. Sadly this can happen with bladder and bowel control issues. It’s important to remember that bullying is never OK, and that there are people you can reach out to if you need support. Here’s some advice for dealing with bullying situations.
If you’re exercising or playing sport, try to go to the toilet before you start. Also, Always drink enough fluids during exercise to stay hydrated but try to avoid drinking large amounts immediately before you play.
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