Chill out about your child’s milestones
Your child will be potty-trained, eating with a fork, sleeping in her own bed and shunning a dummy by the time she’s eighteen – so stop worrying if she doesn’t do it right now! Seriously, it’s crazy to get wound up because your kid isn’t doing what she should do by a certain time.
Don’t “put up with” bladder weakness
One in three women suffer with bladder weakness so there is absolutely no reason to feel embarrassed about it, and it’s important to open up to other women about it so it’s no longer “taboo”. Furthermore, there are lots of things that can be done to help, so make an appointment with your GP to discuss what’s best for you. In the meantime, Always Discreet is a great range of incontinence, liners and pads that can help you to get on with your life without having to worry about leaks.
Breathe away anxiety
If you’re feeling stressed out, taking a few minutes to breathe deeply can really help you to feel calm again. You can even do it in the loo at work (or at home when hiding from your family!). Breathe in deeply through your nose, taking the breath down to your belly but not forcing it. Count to five in your head as you breathe in. Then breathe out through your mouth for a count of five. Do this for between one and five minutes.
Beat imposter syndrome
You’d be surprised at just how many successful people struggle with feelings of not being “good enough” at their jobs and women are particularly prone to this. If you’re having one of those moments, try the trick of seeing yourself how others see you. Did your boss give you this project to do because she thought you’d mess it up? She did not.
The tip to save your relationship!
Sounds like a bit of an overclaim, right? But, honestly, this piece of advice makes so much difference. When a row is getting really heated, it’s easy to say things that are hurtful and difficult to recover from. So, before you start to feel the steam coming out from your ears, give yourself a “time out” and get away to calm down. This doesn’t mean storming off, it’s about quietly explaining to your partner that you need a moment.
Be the hostess with the mostest (time)
Having friends and family over can be great fun or it can feel like hard work! Take the stress out by cheating a little. It’s (more than) okay to buy a pudding, you can ditch the starter and offer shop-bought nibbles with a drink, and an easy one-pot main is better than something than involves a lot of fiddly last-minute prep. Remember: your guests have come to see you.
Find the best period protection for you
We’re all different and so are our menstrual cycles. Not only that, but our period will be very different on day one to day five, and our periods will change throughout our lives.
What’s vital is finding the best tampon or sanitary towel for you.
And if you’ve found your favourite protection, don’t forget to share your thoughts to help other women know what choice could be right for them, too! Whether it’s Tampax Pearl, which are perfect for first-time tampon users thanks to their smooth-touch applicator, or perhaps it’s Always Ultra Night and Always Platinum Night that save your sleep and sanity thanks to their protection in various sizes, preventing leaks while you dream. Sharing your recommendations could help other women know what could suit them. Because, remember, we’re all in this together!
Did you know that an act of kindness can lower your blood pressure and release serotonin, which is a natural antidepressant? Why not start by calling your girl friend and sharing some of the advice above… feels good, doesn’t it?