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. 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. However, although many people desire to have this kind of life, a lot fail to achieve it. 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. 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 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. Even if you are promised a better thing in the future, people will choose an instant reward over it. The problem with people is that they want everything now and they can’t wait for something that will still happen in the future even it is a far better reward than what you can have now.
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. Since there is no immediate reward to exercising and eating less, even though you will feel better for trying, you let it pass. 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. It is not really impossible to gain health benefits while laying aside instant gratification. Overcoming the problem of instant gratification can be done in several 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. 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. This can help you overcome the need for self gratification.