In need of some self care, enneagram 1? Read this blog for our guide to self care for the enneagram type 1 so you can find your zen again!
Enneagram 1 Overview
The enneagram type one is called The Perfectionist. Your core desire is for things to be perfect.
Common traits of a 1 are…
As a 1, your core desire comes from the fear that you are the only one in the world who will uphold perfection. Breaking the rules and winging it is likely not in your vocabulary.
A Stressed Enneagram 1…
In stress, the enneagram 1 takes on the negative traits of the enneagram 4, The Individualist. The normally calm and orderly type 1 becomes hyper-critical and bitter. Instead of using their strong sense of idealism to create a better world, they become fixated on all the imperfections around them and aggressively try to fix them.
Another unknown sign of a 1 in stress can be impulsivity and irresponsibility, taking on the unhealthy aspects of the Enneagram 7!
What An Enneagram 1 Needs For Self Care.
So what do enneagram 1s need when it comes to self care?
First, a 1 needs to fulfill their core desire of order by organizing or upholding the harmony of the things that matter the most to them.
But the enneagram 1 also needs to embrace both their wings for their self care too. Self care for the enneagram 1s 2 wing means taking care of loved ones (including themselves) and finding peace and harmony for their 9 wing.
And to complete their self care practice, an enneagram 1 needs to embrace the heathy traits of their growth numbers.
Stepping into more creative expression (,embracing the enneagram 4,) and embracing childlike play (,taking on the enneagram 7,) is extremely important for the enneagram 1s self care.
Self Care For Enneagram 1s
So without further ado, here’s our enneagram 1 self care guide!
1. Be Spontaneous
Embrace the healthy aspects of an enneagram 7, make time to be spontaneous! Schedule in your day of not planning if you need to but make time to think less and act on impulse. Take the day off of work, walk around, be curious, go into random coffee shops, experience newness and be open to new opportunities.
2. Embrace Imperfection
We love you for being the one who makes sure everything is perfect but we want to make sure that the tendency for perfection isn’t stressing you out. Invite friends over to try a new recipe, go for a run, try learning something new.
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Types ones are known for suppressing their anger and can benefit a ton from journaling. Try to write in-depth about what you’re feeling every day as well as write down your victories! Chances are, you’ve done more than you give yourself credit for.
4. Create A Sleep Schedule
Being so on top of everything can be exhausting so create a sleep schedule that gives you the rest you need.
5. Quality Time With People You Love
Who do you feel best around? Spend time with people who make you feel appreciated for being you.
6. Release Expectations
Not just for other but for yourself too. Release expectations for a day and see how much calm you feel because of it.
7. Have A Calming Hobby
Type 1’s need hobbies or tasks that bring them peace of mind. What do you do that brings you a sense of zen? Maybe it’s gardening, maybe it’s yoga, maybe it’s reading. Whatever it is, make time for these things on a daily basis!
8. Heart Chakra Healing
Enneagram 1s generally struggle with a blocked heart chakra, they feel it’s unsafe to love, forgive, nurture, and be compassionate because they were taught “vulnerability is weakness.” Heart chakra healing is extremely beneficial for this enneagram type.
9. Refresh Your Morning Routine
Do you love your mornings type 1? Make your morning something you look forward to by cultivating a calming morning routine. Do something calming like a meditation or just watch the world go by with a cup of coffee.
10. Move Your Body
1s can benefit from daily movement to get their energy balanced and to get out of their heads. Whether its yoga, running, or Thai Chi, incorporate daily movement into your self care.
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11. Be Creative
Embrace the healthy aspects of the type 4 and get into a creative flow! Creativity isn’t always painting if that’s not your thing. Creativity is the act of free-flowing creation. Movement can be creativity, building can be creativity, get creative with how you be creative.
Meditation can be intimidating but there is no reason to be. It’s the best thing we can do for ourselves! When we sit in silence, we allow any deep rooted problems, emotions, thoughts, and more to come out of hiding to be healed.
Type 1, let loose and shun your inner critic! Be creative and expressive by dancing more often for your self care! Notice how you feel as you dance, you can dance with someone or go solo.
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14. Cultivate Self Acceptance
“Accept yourself, love yourself, celebrate yourself.”Osho
So many 1s with self-acceptance because they are taught to believe in childhood that it’s not okay to be imperfect. This quote may seem simple, but hang it up to help you overcome your inner critic.
15. Read A Good Book
Making time to enjoy a good book can seem like a very basic self care practice and that’s what makes it so great. Type 1s, if you’re trying to incorporate more self care into your life, start by making time to read a book you’ve wanted to read.
16. Make Time To Breathe
Simply remembering to slow down and do nothing but breathe deep can be a huge form of self care for 1s! Breathe and stay grounded in the present, clear your mind to look at why you are tense in the first place.
Enneagram 1 Self Care Products
Now that you have plenty of self care practices you can utilize, here are some self care products you should have as an enneagram 1 that will help you make your self care practice easy.
Enneagram 1 Candle
I love these candles, especially the name they choose for each candle. Every candle title represents the message that enneagram type longs to hear. Type 2s, you are WANTED. They also include an action step to take on the back of the candle
Love Crystals Kit
Like I said earlier, heart chakra healing is extremely healing for enneagram 1s. This crystal kit has all the crystals you need to open your heart chakra and let the love in. This kit comes in a crystals box, a collector card for information on each stone, along with a pouch for your crystals. Each crystal is one of a kind due to its formation in nature. Color, shape and size will vary slightly, making each crystal unique
The Birthdate Book
Dive into the deeper layers of yourself. Get yourself this beautiful, custom book that illustrates your unique astrological birth chart! It has over 70 pages of detailed horoscope analysis, they uncover secrets and insights about your life and personality. Enneagram 1s, you’ll love the beauty and accuracy of this horoscope book!
This “My Love language Is An Organized Dish Washer” Tee Or Hoodie
How many times has the type 1 in your life criticized you for how you loaded the dish washer? We’ve all been there.
An organized dish washer is the ultimate act of love for a type 1. Show your enneagram 1 how much you know and care by getting them this tee.
This design also comes as a tank top, hoodie, sweater, and long sleeve in different colors if you want to get something cuter.
The Best Self Bundle
I love the company, Best Self and type 1s will love it too. Type 1s want to be as organized as possible. The Best Self Bundle comes with all of the tools you need to do just that!
The bundle includes the best-selling Self Journal, a 3 month journal that gives you daily, weekly, and monthly planning + reflecting space. My favorite feature of the Best Self Journal is the daily inspiring quotes.
The Project Action Pad and Weekly Action Pad are a part of this bundle too.
The best part of this bundle is that it includes their Core Values Deck, and Icebreaker Deck, card decks to help you find your core desires and get beyond small talk.
The Chakra Healing Workbook
Type 1s are always striving to be better people and feel healthier. They’ll love learning all about the chakras with this workbook! This workbook has journal prompts, mantras, activities, and information on the 7 chakras, which are energy centers in our body that help us feel better mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Book For Enneagram 1 Self Care
Type 1s need to read the Banish Your Inner Critic by Denise Jacobs for obvious reasons. Every enneagram 1 struggles with an inner critic. For your self care, 1s, read this book to live a life liberated from the harsh voice in your head. Banish Your Inner Critic will be your road-map to a life of self love.
Song For Enneagram 1 Self Care
Listen to Nobody’s Perfect by Hannah Montana for your self care… (It’s a great song for enneagram 1s, honestly, but we’re kidding.)
Listen to Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars. Let this songs lyrics and melody become the soundtrack to your life, reminding you of your inherent value. “You’re amazing, just the way you are.”
Reminder For Enneagram 1s
Type 1s, remember that you don’t have to be the only one upholding perfection! You are perfectly imperfect like everyone else and we love you for it.
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Did we miss anything? Comment below, tell us how you practice self care as an enneagram 1!
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