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7 Ways to Raise Your Health Consciousness

Nowadays, concentrating on our health and well-being has become more important than ever before. This is why I find it necessary to talk about health consciousness in depth. It might seem like a vague topic at first glance, but it’s such as important piece in actually reaching your goals with your life- and health in general!

We recently went through the main reasons WHY health consciousness may be crucial for you. But now the time has come to talk about the HOW: How can we become more health-conscious?

I won’t lie to you. The transition may take some time. But trust me, ultimately, it will 100% be worth the extra effort.

Today, we will discuss 7 ways that can help you raise your health consciousness. Are you ready? Then let’s see them.

1. Face the truth

The first way we will talk about is facing the truth. If you would like to become more health-conscious, you need to face and accept the truth. What does it mean? You have to assess your health and current lifestyle and accept the reality. This often requires us to take our current life at face value and be brutally honest with ourselves.

Here are a few examples to illustrate what you can do to face and accept reality as a truth:

  • Step on the scale and acknowledge the number it shows.
  • Take a look at your diet realistically and accept it as it is.
  • Notice your imperfections, weaknesses, and any health issues.
  • Recognize your emotions, thoughts, etc.
  • Assess what is actually keeping your from a goal, such as fear
  • And the list goes on…

Accepting the truth about your current status can not only help you appreciate your real self but also raise your health consciousness and open your mind to change. On the other hand, denying the truth and living in falsehood can lower your consciousness.

2. Be courageous

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Being courageous can also help you focus more on your health. This is because many times it’s our fears that stop us from doing something. Just think about it this way: how many times didn’t you do something because you were afraid? For example, you were afraid of what your friends will think if they see you working out while being overweight, or you just simply didn’t want to fail so you didn’t even start doing something to begin with.

If things like this happen to you very often, it means that most likely you have a fixed or so-called scarcity mindset (it’s VERY common!). However, if you don’t want your limitations and fears to hold you back from acting, you need to develop an abundance mindset. Don’t let your fears stop you. Develop the courage to face your fears and try to see the opportunities in hardships as well. This way, you can promote your growth and reach your highest potential.

Sometimes all it takes to embrace fear, or any other discomfort, is to change your perspective. Instead of viewing reactions as negative, you know that it indicated that it’s exactly what you should be doing and lean into it 😉

3. Have clarity about what you desire

If you would like to raise health consciousness, you need to get clear about what you desire. For example, you can set a few health goals that you would like to achieve. As we talk about frequently here, these goals should be as specific as possible and meaningful to you. Never set a vague goal or do something only because it’s expected of you- it won’t work!

Once you have a clear vision about what you truly desire, you will find it easier to focus and work on achieving your goals. This way, your consciousness will also expand.

Related read: How to Set Health Goals That You Will Actually Follow

4. Practice concentration


By practicing concentration and being present, you will be able to give a task your full attention and you will be less likely to be distracted. Having the ability to concentrate for a long time has many benefits from increased productivity to mindfulness.

One of the best ways you can improve your concentration is meditation. If you don’t know how to meditate, you can start by simply sitting quietly, then take some deep breaths and focus your mind. Try to close out the distracting thoughts.

Related read: What is Mindful Eating? And How Can It Benefit You?

5. Improve your knowledge

Most health-conscious people have a deep knowledge of health-related topics. They know exactly what can contribute to a healthier lifestyle. And it all starts with one spark of curiosity and can grow from there.

Just to give you an idea, here are a few examples of what you should be aware of if you would like to lead a more health-oriented lifestyle:

  • which foods are healthy and unhealthy
  • which habits are good or bad when it comes to health
  • how to get adequate, good quality sleep
  • how to set goals
  • how to manage stress
  • how to manage your time
  • how to meditate
  • how to be more active

… and the list could go on and on.

If you want to make your health a top priority, it’s essential to have some knowledge about health. You can improve your knowledge by reading, talking with people, watching documentaries, no matter how learning new things will keep your mind sharp and motivation high for continually living your best life.

6. Surround yourself with health-conscious people

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I’m sure you’ve also heard the assumption that we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. Regardless of whether you believe in it or not, surrounding yourself with health-conscious people can be only beneficial for you.

When you spend time with people who are at a higher level of health consciousness than you are (or similar), their way of thinking and awareness will have an impact on you. Ultimately, you may realize that your consciousness slowly expands just by being around them. You will be more courageous, more honest, more emphatic, happier, and most likely- you will have more and more new healthy habits. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Related read: 10 Habits of Health That Are Easy to Add to Your Routine

7. Have an intention to become more health-conscious

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The last tip on how to raise your health consciousness may sound a little bit strange or unbelievable. But believe me, it is true!

Having an intention to become more health-conscious alone can raise your consciousness.

This is because every thought you have serves to either raise or lower your health consciousness. Therefore, the choice is in your hands… or rather in your mind. Do you want to be more healthy? Then choose wisely and have thoughts related to good health.

You can also use affirmations to voice your intention:

“I will become more health-conscious”
“I will become more aware of my health and overall well-being”

You will see that these positive thoughts will attract positive changes regarding your consciousness.

The bottom line


Without any doubt, raising health consciousness is a long and ever-changing process. But if you at least have the intention to focus more on your health and do something for your well-being, then you have already made the first step towards the higher levels of health consciousness.

…And since you have arrived at the end of this article, I’m sure that you have an intention, so congratulations! 🙂

From now, all you have to do is to work on expanding your awareness day by day using the above-mentioned tips. It won’t take too long and you will recognize the change in your life. And of course, the positive effects of the raised consciousness!

Which tip did you like the most? Or do you have any other useful advice? Share your thoughts with me in the comments.

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