Today, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle. Just go online and you will find many online articles about the healthy lifestyle, the right kinds of food to eat, and any kind of info that you need on this subject matter. Despite of these literature and all the warnings given to us, there are still a lot of people who fail in their attempt at becoming fit and healthy. 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. It seems that people who have set their heart at doing the right things have found themselves unable to attain their goals. People simply find it difficult to achieve a healthy lifestyle and this is why many still suffer from sickness today. Why are so many people failing to achieve a healthy lifestyle?
The influence of gratification is the main cause of this failure. We want to receive instant gratification for an action immediately instead of waiting for its rewards. 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. People can’t wait for a better reward in the future, and if there is something that they can get now, they will surely get it.
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. While you know that it is not good to be overweight, dieting and exercise puts you off when you think of feeling hungry afterwards, getting tired and sweaty and having you deny yourself treats for a long time. Because of the absence of immediate results, people stop dieting and exercising even though they know it is good for them. And this is the reason why many people fail to achieve the healthy lifestyle.
Applying instant gratification to your health problem can be a solution to this problem. It is not really impossible to gain health benefits while laying aside instant gratification. Gratification perception can be overcome in different ways. You can try some methods to do this. One of the ways you can do it is by adding 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.
Rewarding yourself with food is a no-no. This can help you overcome the need for self gratification.