Today, people are more conscious of fitness and health. Media and online sties today are full on info on the healthy lifestyle, the right kinds of food to eat, and whatever you need to know on achieving this kind of lifestyle. However, although many people desire to have this kind of life, a lot fail to achieve it. Despite the warnings and despite our understanding of the warnings, there are still a lot of people who eat high-calorie diets and engage in harmful behaviors like taking drugs and drinking alcohol. Many people have tried but failed. What this shows us is that, for many people, it is a difficult task to achieve a healthy lifestyle and also the reason why sicknesses still prevail today. What could be the cause of this failure?
The influence of gratification is the main cause of this failure. We are people who are impatient to see results instead of waiting until we see one. A lot of people today, if asked to choose between an instant reward over a better one promised in the future, will quickly choose the instant one. The problem with people is that they want everything now and they can’t wait for something that will still happen in the future even it is a far better reward than what you can have now.
If you apply this to living a healthy lifestyle, you cannot really see its effects immediately, but you need to wait for a while for you to see the results in your body. People know what is good for them; the problem is that they don’t want to give up on the nice things which will only results in an unhealthy lifestyle. Since there is no immediate reward to exercising and eating less, even though you will feel better for trying, you let it pass. This is the reason why doing what is best you’re your health is so hard.
The best solution to this problem is to apply the element of instant gratification to your health plan. Just remember that it is not impossible to lay aside instant gratification to gain health benefits. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several ways. But, you can actually try some methods to help you overcome this. It is possible to add a bit of instant gratification to your health plan. If, then, you are able to achieve a health goal, do something to motivate yourself. As you get used to your new habits, you can start reducing your rewards.
Don’t make a mistake of rewarding yourself with food items that will go against your health goals. These things can get you past the need for instant gratification.