As you go through the sections: Exercises, Bladder, Bowels, and Care Seeking, you will learn information about behavior changes that can improve or prevent symptoms. These changes may include doing pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegels), changing the amount of fiber in your diet, or changing how much and what fluids you drink.
Things in mind when setting goals:
1. Refer to the self-efficacy cycle to help you determine the best way to put your new knowledge into action.
2. When creating your goals, remember to be specific and realistic! The more specific you make your goals, the easier they will be to keep track of, and ultimately, reach.
3. Write down your goals. Writing things down helps you remember your plans.
4. Find a way to record and track your symptoms in a way that works for you. Download our Tracker sheet to help you stay on track.
5. Most importantly, remember that you are the one in charge of this process.
You will learn strategies for "What can I do?" through the information on this website, and some sample action plans and guidelines, but YOU are the only one who knows what is possible for you!
You are in charge of choosing what goals to set and what plans to make, based on the information you learn here.
If any of the information you learn here is different from what you have been told by your health provider, make sure to ask him or her before making any changes.
Check out the Resources for Tracking page for more content: