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Self-Care Tips for Each Enneagram Type

We continue to hear about the importance of self-care, yet it can be difficult to incorporate into our daily routines. Below you will find specific self-care tips tailored to your Enneagram Type that hopefully will allow you to be more intentional about your time and needs.


Enneagram Type 1


  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Journal or read before bed


  • Incorporate light movement daily

  • Yoga, go for a walk, 5 minutes of mindfulness



  • Text someone you appreciate

  • Notice 3 things you are thankful for daily




  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Add fruits and vegetables




Enneagram Type 2


  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Wind down before bed


  • Incorporate light movement daily

  • Yoga, go for a walk, 5 minutes of mindfulness


  • Nature walk, activate senses

  • Call a friend


  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Add more fruits and vegetables


Enneagram Type 3

  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Don’t have access to your phone from your bed


  • Go for a run

  • Lift weights

  • Play a sport you enjoy


  • Notice the support you have around you

  • Write a note to yourself recognizing your efforts


  • Remember to eat throughout the day

  • Mindful eating: no technology while eating



Enneagram Type 4

  • Recognize what your body needs

  • Allow yourself more time in the mornings

  • Listen to calming sounds/music before bed


  • Dance in your living room

  • Incorporate light movement daily

  • Yoga, go for a walk, online exercise class


  • Journal

  • Practice gratitude through creative outlets; music, arts and crafts.


  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Add more fruits and vegetables

  • Drink water


Enneagram Type 5

  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Get 8 hours of sleep



  • Bike ride, lift weights, go for a walk



  • Journal

  • Practice 3 affirmations daily




  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Drink water

  • Eat dinner



Enneagram Type 6

  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Allow more time in the mornings

  • Read before bed


  • Hike, run, row, lift weights

  • 5 minutes of mindfulness daily



  • Notice your strengths

  • Call a friend



  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Add more fruits and vegetables



Enneagram Type 7

  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Get 8 hours of sleep


  • Yoga, lift weights, go for a walk

  • 5 minutes of mindfulness

  • Try a new workout routine


  • Practice gratitude daily

  • Text someone you appreciate




  • Pack your lunch/meal prep

  • Add more fruits and vegetables




Enneagram Type 8


  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Wind down before bed, read/journal


  • Strength training, yoga, go for a walk, bike ride


  • Journal - can be done on your phone

  • Notice three things that brings you joy


  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Eat in

  • Drink water

  • Add more fruits and vegetables


Enneagram Type 9

  • Create a sleep routine; be consistent in bedtime and waking up time

  • Wind down before bed

  • Get 8 hours of sleep


  • Incorporate light movement daily

  • Yoga, go for a walk, mindfulness

  • Lift weights


  • Practice gratitude daily

  • Call a friend, text someone you appreciate


  • Balance your food intake. Tip: pack your lunch

  • Add more fruits and vegetables

  • Drink more water



You might find that some of these recommendations work better for you than others, even if it does not align with your Enneagram Type. I encourage you to choose one encouragement for each category as a goal for the upcoming week. You got this! At Sequoia Counseling Center we can support you in finding even more specific tips and tools that might help you become better at practicing self-care!



 

Mari Kidd, LPC


Mari is passionate about building connections with the individuals and families she serves. She enjoys working with children, teens and young adults, addressing various challenges, including anxiety, grief, and trauma. She hopes to create a safe space where you feel support, fuel for growth and develop tools for healing.





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