If you haven’t still noticed, a lot of people are becoming more and more conscious of the food they eat and the condition of their bodies. 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. However, although many people desire to have this kind of life, a lot fail to achieve it. 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. 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. What could be the cause of this failure?
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.
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. 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. You don’t do your dieting and exercising even though you know it is good for you since you will not see any benefit immediately. And this is the reason why many people fail to achieve the healthy lifestyle.
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. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several ways. There are many tricks that can help you overcome 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.
Don’t ever reward yourself with food items. With these rewards, you can have self gratification while achieving your health goals.