"The groundwork of all happiness is health." - Leigh Hunt

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The lifestyle changes you would like to make are hard to sustain. It doesn't matter if you may have a goal or not. Weight loss, exercisegeneral Blood sugaror Stress reduction – Research has shown that learning About the value of lifestyle changes alone is insufficient. To help people maintain their goals.

Of course, few individuals are actually unaware of the variety of calories in a chocolate truffle, the advantages of exercise, or the incredible risk, discomfort, and pain of diabetes and stress. Yet, despite this awareness, sustaining these changes is an uphill battle. And there may be a giant reason for that. Habits are hard to break.

The rewards of conversions have their limits. On a chilly, snowy day in February, going to the gym is much less appealing than staying in bed for an additional hour. And while you return home exhausted from a day's work, the calories in that extra glass of wine suddenly turn out to be invisible. So how will you get that extra boost?

Two Types of Rewards—And What They Can Do for You

Despite a growing body of evidence on the worth of Reward based system In promoting health behaviors, they’re notoriously ineffective. But these studies typically deal with one sort of reward. Understanding other categories of rewards can provide additional motivation to keep up the changes you would like.

There is Two types of rewards: Hedonia and Eudaimonia. Hedonia (H-rewards) includes superficial pleasures reminiscent of weight reduction, feeling good, and acceptance from others. These are rewards. More concrete And often short-lived. Eudaimonia (e-rewards), alternatively, refers to a way of meaning and purpose that contributes to overall well-being. Linking your lifestyle goals to e-rewards might help motivate you extra.

The larger the scale of the self-processing region in your brain is known as insula, the upper your e-rewards. In particular, if you may have a big insula, you may have a greater sense of private growth, positive relationships with others, and private purpose. It's not hard to assume that a sense like this might help motivate you in many various ways, let alone on the subject of making specific lifestyle changes.

E-rewards also motivate you by activating the reward region of the brain. The ventral striatum. When this a part of the brain is activated, you’re feeling less depressed. Conversely, while you only satisfy your H-rewards (for instance, feeling good and getting a massage), it could actually actually make you more depressed and fewer motivated in the long term.

Watch the video below where I explain the differing types of rewards in additional depth.

What are Your E rewards?

To get motivated, ask yourself how you possibly can improve how you’re feeling Meaning and purpose. They could be strong motivators. Achieving your goals. All of the next are examples of encouraging your decisions with strong e-rewards.

  • A pizza-and-beer-obsessed college sophomore starts eating healthier when he realizes his profession in broadcast journalism might require him to be on camera day and night, so he puts his best foot forward. Needs to be seen (and felt).
  • A grandfather won't let anything stop him from going to the gym so he can spend as much time as possible along with his grandkids.
  • A loving husband ignores a lot of the buffet table at a cocktail party (aside from the vegetables and dip) because he knows he desires to be there for his wife and youngsters.
  • A young woman decides to start out quitting sweets when she realizes that her work to finish poverty is just too essential for her to compromise her own well-being in any way.

It's not only service or employment that affects e-rewards either. The story is a little more complicated.

The concept of e-rewards could be explored. Aristotle, Who believed that the best level of human goodness is just not about satisfying one's hunger, but about striving to bring out the perfect in us. This can only be achieved by the truly Introspectionan ongoing process that appears different for every individual, depending on their unique abilities and behaviors.

As Aristotle points out, First and foremost is the ultimate goal It is the sense of well-being in all living beings that have to be the first focus if we’re to attain any of our health-related goals. Contrary to other theories on the topic, Aristotle identified that the H-rewards – good friends, wealth and power – also help. Yet, there may be more to it than that. To truly feel the e-rewards, it’s essential to feel such as you're flourishing in your life. In this inspired state, you usually tend to be motivated to attain your goals.

To begin this process, ask yourself how much of your day you spend doing activities that foster this sense. According to Carol Rife, There are six areas of your life which you could reshape to extend these e-rewards: greater self-acceptance, higher quality relationships, being accountable for your life, owning your personal opinions even when others don't. Opposites, personal development, and being. A powerful inner sense of purpose. If you’re employed on these aspects, you'll likely feel more intrinsic reward, and subsequently more motivated to make the changes in your lifestyle.

We deal with H-rewards to motivate ourselves to attain our goals. But e-rewards can offer an additional boost to maintain you motivated to make lifestyle changes.