It’s officially the holiday season. As such, people across the country and around the world are planning their celebrations. Honestly, the holidays are busy. Shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking and visiting...sometimes it seems like we never stop. While we look forward to this season every year, for many who suffer from incontinence, the holidays bring upon additional stress and anxiety.
Let’s face it, the holidays often require a lot of time spent outside of the house. Shopping, gatherings and parties fill the season. This frenzy of activity comes with an irregular schedule. For those that suffer from incontinence, continuity is often a source of calm. It helps them better control their incontinence.
Incontinence sufferers may be tempted to withdraw during the holiday season. They believe that simply avoiding certain situations is their best option. While this solution may help prevent issues, it is also incredibly lonely. Below we have shared some tips for those who suffer, and their family and friends, to help make the holiday season more relaxing and enjoyable.
Festive food and drink are the hallmark of holiday celebrations. Brunches with flavored coffees, holiday eggnog and champagne flow freely. Add in the abundance of foods that can irritate the bladder, like chocolate, spicy foods and tomato based products, and it’s easy to see why someone would choose not to attend parties and gatherings.
Those who suffer from incontinence should recognize that it is fine to simply decline certain food and drinks. Party goers have choices. For example, instead of alcohol, ask for sparkling water. Trust us, you will not be the only one not imbibing. If you are concerned with food choices, consider eating at home, before the party. Then, you can simply focus on socializing and enjoying the company of your friends and family.
When schedules vary, there is always the chance of an accident. Luckily, the holidays are the perfect time to wear dark colors. Consider sticking to black and navy, both provide excellent camouflage, in case issues arise. Use your accessories in brighter colors for a festive look. And, lets be honest, a little black dress or suit is always stylish.
A little bit of preparation goes a long way. If you are spending the day shopping, make sure you know where the mall restrooms are located. And, determine, in advance, when you will eat and drink. Maybe even consider a brief stop at home midday for a brief rest and lunch. Finally, always bring along a change of clothes. Carry a large bag to hold them or store them in the trunk of your car.
Incontinence can be frustrating and embarrassing. But, by taking some simple precautions you can coordinate a plan that will allow you to enjoy all that the holidays have to offer.
In addition to the suggestions provided above, there are a number of products (like protective throw blankets that you can bring with you) available today that can be valuable during the holiday season. Without a doubt it’s wise to check these out as they can help mitigate some of the worry and allow you to relax and enjoy the holidays with friends and family.
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