Today, people are more conscious of fitness and health. 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 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. 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. There are those that have given their best to do these things but have utterly failed. People simply find it difficult to achieve a healthy lifestyle and this is why many still suffer from sickness today. So, where does the problem lie?
The influence of gratification is the main cause of this failure. We don’t want to wait for a long time to see results but we want to ratify ourselves immediately after we have done something good. 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 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. The failure of many people in achieving the healthy lifestyle is because of this.
One way to help yourself is to give something to gratify yourself while you are doing your health plan. We all have the ability to gain benefits from a healthy lifestyle and to lay aside instant gratification. Gratification perception can be overcome in different ways. But, you can actually try some methods to help you overcome 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. With these rewards, you can have self gratification while achieving your health goals.