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 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. Many people have tried but failed. This indicates that achievivng a healthy lifestyle is a difficult thing to do which is also evidenced by the increasing stress-related sicknesses that people experience today. So, where does the problem lie?
The problems lies in the desire of each individual to gratify himself. We want to receive instant gratification for an action immediately instead of waiting for its rewards. Even if you are promised a better thing in the future, people will choose an instant reward over it. 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 we apply this to being healthy, the reality is that you cannot immediately feel the effects or the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle. 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. It is not really impossible to gain health benefits while laying aside instant gratification. Gratification perception can be overcome in different 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. Motive yourself by gibing yourself a reward whenever your health goal is achieved. You can start reducing rewards as you get used to your new habits.
Don’t make a mistake of rewarding yourself with food items that will go against your health goals. This can help you overcome the need for self gratification.