Why It Is So Difficult to Become Healthy
Today, more and more people are becoming aware of the importance of eating healthy and having a healthy lifestyle. 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. 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. 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 difficulty in adopting healthy behaviors lie in the psychological influence of gratification. 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. 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. 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 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. The failure of many people in achieving the healthy lifestyle is because of this.
Applying instant gratification to your health problem can be a solution to this problem. We all have the ability to gain benefits from a healthy lifestyle and to lay aside instant gratification. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several ways. You can try some methods to do this. One of the ways you can do it is by adding a bit of instant gratification to your health plan. Motive yourself by gibing yourself a reward whenever your health goal is achieved. 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.