Wellness Wednesday: Gratification

“Gratification is the pleasurable emotional reaction of happiness in response to a fulfillment of a desire or goal. It is also identified as a response stemming from the fulfillment of social needs such as affiliation, socializing, social approval, and mutual recognition.” – wikipedia

Instant gratification is the desire to experience pleasure or fulfillment without delay or deferment. Basically, it’s when you want it; and you want it now


In summary, over-reliance on instant gratification behaviors can create problems by changing our brains, distracting us from more meaningful pursuits, and leading to destructive financial, social, and health outcomes. – psychologytoday.com



Happiness via instant gratification can build motivation and momentum. It keeps you plugged in to an electric currant of creativity, stamina and strength. require heaps of energy, focus and discipline. Go Indulge in some instant gratification today. – https://danielle-dowling.com/


Delayed gratification, or deferred gratification, is the resistance to the temptation of an immediate pleasure in the hope of obtaining a valuable and long-lasting reward in the long-term.


You may miss out on a good deal, not meet at cool person, lose courage to do something that you might regret later, you may be bored, unmotivated, listless without purpose. You may lose spontaneity, turn into a slow moving automaton. Be less fun to be around. Not experience new things and not partake in things you really like.



The ability to hold out now for a better reward later is an essential life skill. Delayed gratification allows you to do things like forgo large purchases to save for a vacation, skip dessert to lose weight or take a job you don’t love but that will help your career later on.


“Pleasure is gratification, whether it’s given or received. Everyone has desires, and when those desires get fulfilled, that’s gratification.”


P.S. With all that has been said…Life’s short – DO YOU BOO!

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