Why It Is So Difficult to Become Healthy
Today, people are more conscious of fitness and health. 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. 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. 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 want to receive instant gratification for an action immediately instead of waiting for its rewards. 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. 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.
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. There is no single solution to overcoming the problem of gratification perception. 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. 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. You can start reducing rewards as you get used to your new habits.
Don’t ever reward yourself with food items. With these rewards, you can have self gratification while achieving your health goals.