Today, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle. You can find a lot of advice in media and on health websites where you can learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, the kinds of healthy foods that you can eat and more info about 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. Many people are simply unable to control themselves in their eating habits and harmful behaviors despite the many warnings that have been given and understood by them. 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. Why are so many people failing to achieve a healthy lifestyle?
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. People will choose an instant reward anytime if asked to decide between that or something that can be had in the future which is far better than the instant one. Even if the future reward is a better one, they can’t wait and will choose the instant one readily.
Applying this case to health, anything you do to benefit your body will not be seen immediately. 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. Just remember that it is not impossible to lay aside instant gratification to gain health benefits. There is no single solution to overcoming the problem of gratification perception. You can try some methods to do this. In your health plan, add a bit of instant gratification. Motive yourself by gibing yourself a reward whenever your health goal is achieved. These rewards can help you slowly achieve your goals.
Don’t make a mistake of rewarding yourself with food items that will go against your health goals. With these rewards, you can have self gratification while achieving your health goals.