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. Despite the numerous articles and information that we have, there are still may people who are unhealthy and have failed to achieve their health and fitness goals. We have received plenty of warnings of eating high-calorie diets and engaging in harmful behaviors, yet we still eat these foods and engage in these behaviors. There are those that have given their best to do these things but have utterly 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. So, where does the problem lie?
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. Even if the future reward is a better one, they can’t wait and will choose the instant one readily.
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. 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. You can try some methods to do this. In your health plan, add a bit of instant gratification. Just to give you motivation to help you achieve your health goals, you can reward yourself every time you achieve a goal on your healthy living plan. These rewards can help you slowly achieve your goals.
Rewarding yourself with food is a no-no. This can help you overcome the need for self gratification.