With plenty of people feeling anxious, discouraged, and stuck nowadays, we thought we’d explore self-care practices for an Enneagram 7. 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 7, 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 7 values freedom and adventures, but oftentimes that looks more like pursuit of the next distraction rather than pausing to appreciate the moment. In fact, they are oftentimes called the enthusiasts as they seek opportunities with optimism. This gives us insight into how Enneagram type 7’s manage the world around them. For an Enneagram type 7, seeking and pursuing the next activity or experience is actually a way of avoiding the lack or potential darkness that always seems to be chasing them. It is for this reason, the Sacred Enneagram describes the best way to self-care for an Enneagram 7 is to REST in SILENCE.
What does it mean to “rest?” For an Enneagram type 7, it means to quiet the future-forward thinking, and simply be content in the present. Constantly agitated, never satisfied, and often anxious for the next thing, Enneagram 7’s set themselves up to experience exhaustion. To do so in silence, Jim Baker says, is to quiet the mind. It’s silence that teaches us to listen for the voice of God; a voice they may not recognize when the mind is always looking forward. As you REST in SILENCE as a self-care practice for an Enneagram 7, 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.
Send a message Enneagram 7’s long to hear–that they can be satisfied. 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 SILENCE as a self-care practice for an Enneagram 7? We’d love to hear and share your ideas on what works for you. Tell us in the comments below.