Studies show that people who learn to delay gratification thrive more in their careers, relationships, health and finances. The ability to delay satisfaction is a difficult skill to develop, especially in a technologically developed world where we can promptly get what we want eg communication, transportation, online shopping and Uber eats. This places the onus on us to make more conscious efforts before giving in to our temptations.
How does one improve their ability to delay gratification?
Make small promises to yourself and implement action until you can convince yourself that
👉🏻 1. Yes, it’s worth the wait and
👉🏻 2. Yes, I am capable of doing this.
👉🏻Eg. I will exercise straight after work instead of sitting in front of the TV. Consistent efforts and a boost in post-workout endorphins will show that it’s worth the wait and that you’re capable of doing it. 👊🏻
❗️and no I did not eat all the food in front of me, I delayed gratification. Feel free to ask @streettalkespresso 😉