With plenty of people feeling anxious, discouraged, and inconsistent nowadays, we thought we’d explore self-care practices for an Enneagram 1. It’s important for us to see, know, and celebrate each Enneagram type, and sometimes that means taking a time-out for a realignment. We’ve done our homework, studied, and explored self-care practices for an Enneagram 1, and we are hopeful in sharing it with you today. Let’s get started.
It is easy to get lulled into believing that self-care is simply “treating yourself,” but the truth is self-care requires your participation (which is why we call it a “practice”). Self-care is more than bubble baths, wine nights, exercise, or retail therapy. While we love all of those things and have even curated some fun products and ideas that lend to those, but we believe that self-care is less about doing and more about BECOMING.
As we researched self-care practices for each Enneagram type, it turns out that each needs their own version of self-care to discover freedom and find wholeness.
It’s no secret the Enneagram type 1’s value ethics and have a strong sense of right and wrong. In fact, they are oftentimes called the reformers as they have a high sense of justice and are always seeking to improve things. This gives us insight into how Enneagram type 1’s manage the world around them. Enneagram type 1’s teeter between resignation and resistance, and they can find themselves perpetually exhausted both inside and out. It is for this reason, the Sacred Enneagram describes the best way to self-care for an Enneagram 1 is to REST in STILLNESS.
What does it mean to “rest?” For an Enneagram type 1, it means to stop, to cease striving, to wait, and to be at peace. Jim Baker reminds us that in stillness we cease acting in our own strength and timing. As a result, we experience the blessings of God’s good and perfect and pleasing will and timing. For an Enneagram type 1, this will be an opportunity to still the perfection you believe you are responsible for. As you REST in STILLNESS as a self-care practice for an Enneagram 1, we’ve included a few products or gift ideas to encourage this spiritual discipline. These products in no way represent self-care; instead, they are merely prompts to encourage the practice unique to your type.
Nothing can typically hold you down–but a weighted blanket sure might try. But as you snuggle under its weight, remember that you are not responsible for perfection.
Bath Bomb Gift Set
A great way to practice the art of stillness is in a bath–but bath’s don’t have to be boring. Spruce up the moment with a few bath bombs to look forward too.
Neck and Shoulder Wrap
When you carry the weight of the world on your shoulders, they are bound to get tired. Grab a neck and shoulder wrap, and a hot beverage, and set up some time to rest in stillness.
Send a message Enneagram 1’s long to hear–that there is grace. Remind them of this with each use. This candle, made by our friends at Continued Good, is a perfect and thoughtful handmade gift.
How do you REST in STILLNESS as a self-care practice for an Enneagram 1? We’d love to hear and share your ideas on what works for you. Tell us in the comments below.