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Enneagram Five Health Tips – The Ultimate Guide

Want to get healthier as an enneagram five? Let your enneagram number be your guide. Inside, I share the enneagram one health tips that include an ultimate guide on how to get healthy based on your enneagram strengths and weaknesses.

Want to be healthy as an enneagram five? Inside I teach you how to use your type for health, along with practical steps to make it happen.

How To Use The Enneagram To Get Healthy

It’s no surprise that everyone ticks a little differently, making health more than just a one-size-fits-all approach. What motivates, scares, and pushes you is very different yet critical in understanding what it will take to help you change. You can not expect what works for someone else will work the same for you because you’re not the same.

As a five, you value understanding and do so by researching and processing the world around you. Just as you would research and understand your passions and careers use the enneagram to understand how you work.

You have everything you need to live healthily. It’s not outside of you but in you. When you understand how you work, you can make practical and unique changes to help you live fully, even ending the need to gather and hoard resources like time and energy. Let this information prove health is supposed to be how it gives more than it takes.

Today, we’re diving deeply into enneagram fives, breaking you free of the mindset trap that comes from living for security in ‘things’ and building a mindset of abundance. If you’re an enneagram five or know one, this could be powerful information in helping you achieve health and live a more fulfilling life.

If you don’t know your enneagram type, take this quiz to find out.

Enneagram Type Five

Enneagram type five, you value understanding. You pour your soul and energy into your thoughts which is why you value time processing the world around you. You thrive on self-sufficiency, independence, and alone time – collecting thoughts, ideas, knowledge, silence, and space.

As a five, you build your identity in your mind. Working to find stability and security in life through collecting or hoarding what it is that you think will keep you secure. In this, you generally live a minimalistic life, with relatively few needs and the stamina to provide for yourself.

You have learned to suppress your deep emotions, stirring them in your mind for days before you articulate them.

But as you work to get healthy, you’ll learn how to feel the emotion when it comes and then let it go. Through this, you’ll develop courage outside of collecting knowledge, allowing you to take action and trust your gut. In health, you’ll be able to connect with your body and recognize that you, too, are a human, and your needs are valid.

You’ll also find you have the energy you need and still have plenty to give. Unlike common thought, energy is not scarce. You don’t need to hoard it, but trust you have what you need to produce energy. The secret is learning to fill yourself with energy, so you no longer have to hoard or conserve it.

Let me show you how to reconnect with your body and live out of the energy inside of you. Inside this 10+ page guide of health tips for enneagram type five, I’ll show you how to build health on the foundation of abundance, providing more security and energy to live fully.

Enneagram Five Health Tips

Want to be healthy as an enneagram five? Inside I teach you how to use your type for health, along with practical steps to make it happen.

Fives, you reside in the head triad. Meaning you often live out of fear and insecurity. Working to minimize anxiety, manage potentially painful situations, and gain a sense of certainty and security through the mental process of analyzing, imaging, and planning.

As a five, you’re always in your head – thinking, planning, imagining, fearing. It’s constant chatter. While this can be valued using your strong self-discipline and willpower, you must be careful not to overthink and overanalyze yourself.

Rather than living stuck in the “worst-case-scenario” mindset, what would happen if you shifted that to your energy levels?

Fives, you tend to believe you have limited energy to be used in a day. Leaving you with one option: focus on conserving energy, re-filling, and re-charing your batteries daily. While we all need to recharge our batteries, energy is not as scarce as you’ve believed. You have to learn how to fill yourself, which is the purpose of health.

Instead of overanalyzing health, let health be the tool to fill your body with energy so you can use it to live.

Imagine what would change if you let go of the perfection of health (that doesn’t exist) and worked to achieve a sense of balance.

Health is not a means to fix you but fill you.

Make this your mindset shift as you approach healthy lifestyle changes. Health is not another thing you can use to secure or hoard for safety but a way to fill yourself with energy so you have more to give. Health is not a chase but a mindset of abundance. There is plenty to give and plenty to get.

Enneagram Five Health Strengths

Fives, you are a deep thinker and highly disciplined. While you have feelings, you can easily detach your emotions creating life rhythms that suit you. Once you pick a lifestyle, you go all in. If it fits your lifestyle, you don’t easily sway from it. But you have plenty of other strengths you can foster to live a healthy life. Here are some you should rely on:

  • Fast learner
  • Self-sufficient
  • Curious
  • Intellectual 
  • Innovative
  • Great ability to set boundaries
  • Logical
  • Highly disciplined – strong willpower
  • Open-minded
  • Self-controlled
  • Creative

Enneagram Five Health Struggles

The biggest health hurdle for fives is to get out of your head. Get out of the analyzing, overthinking, and overcommitting. While you are in the head triad and you function based on how you think over how you feel – it’s going to be vital to use your strengths to create nourishing rhythms that suit you.

One highly positive strength {and con} of a five is your ability to detach your emotions from what you’re doing. If it makes sense, suits you, and you can create a logical reason behind it, you will stick with it regardless of what you may be going through or how your life may be changing.

Rely on this strength by developing nourishing life rhythms or patterns that you can do to recharge your battery, not just fix your problems. Keep your focus on your energy level and place the reason you do things based on how it fills you up.

But let this be your warning, you are one of the leading enneagram numbers to struggle with orthorexia and the obsession with health. Continuously remind yourself that discipline and obsession are not the same. You can use discipline in health, but you must re-analyze your approach as soon as you cross the line into obsessive thoughts.

Balanced energy is the ticket to changing your view of health. The body’s energy is abundant, even if it feels like it’s not. In a healthy body and a safe space, your body has plenty of energy to go on. You may not feel it, but when you learn how to open up to this energy, you no longer need to hoard it.

Stop fixating on what is good or bad and return to a place of balance – filling, nurturing, and providing safety by taking care of your body. Start to think, what things would fill me up? How can I nourish my body, not as a means to control my future but to recharge my batteries?

Pay the most attention to what your body is telling you. Trust it knows best.

5 Practical Health Tips for Enneagram Five

There are two critical life elements for a five; time and energy. As a five, you are continuously working to conserve and hoard these to provide safety and security. But that isn’t the key to health – it’s balance. Here are some healthy, nourishing rhythms to make your time more efficient and give you more energy.

1. Schedule Your Day Based On Your Energy Levels

A unique aspect of fives is your belief that you have a limited energy source during the day. While this is partially true, the scarcity mindset or fear it will run out takes more energy than it’s worth. To ensure you have plenty of energy, schedule your day accordingly.

Plan your life based on your energy levels and plan to refuel when needed. Complete your most challenging and important tasks while you have the most energy and run your errands and other mindless tasks once your tank runs dry. Don’t forget to add filling practices, like a healthy lunch or a short walk throughout your day.

2. Practice Self Care

Self-care doesn’t have to look like bath bombs and massage sessions – frilly self-care you’d rather not engage in. Instead, think about the basics, the minimalist styles of self-care that fill you. What gives you energy? What fills your bank? Schedule more of this into your everyday life.
We all need self-care. You get to define what that means for you.

3. Connect First Thing Every Morning

Fives, it’s easy to get lost in your security that you pull away from everyone. Relationships can take a back seat to your safety and security. But connection is a necessity and a sign of health for a five.

Connection is one of the most significant ways to fill a five and calm them down. Find ways to connect first thing in the morning. Whether you take a walk, run in solitude out in nature, or brew a pot of coffee for someone you love. Find connections, no matter how small, and let this drive your day.

4. Find a Hobby

It’s comfortable to get stuck in your head that you miss fulfilling your creative side. But you are a born creative, even if that looks more like creating through research.

Let yourself be inventive and innovative. Trust your gut, be assertive, and develop your creativity by engaging in a hobby. Living your passions or engaging with tasks showcasing your creativity is one of the best ways to fill your tank.

5. Use Your Creativity For Meal Planning

One trait of type fives is convenience. Partially because you run to what is easiest, especially as you fear your energy level is sinking. But also because you are most likely to get lost in your mind. Skipping meals because you forget to eat.

Health takes a backseat to other priorities revolving around your safety and security, making fives one of the least likely to nourish your body. Instead of letting this be the reason you fail to create nourishing rhythms, let it be the reason. Let health become one of your greatest allies in providing the comfort you need. Be creative and innovative with your health, committing to finding convenient health foods you love.

Bonus Tip: Do More Planning

Fives, you are the most aware of time and energy. Having a plan and scheduling your life can boost your productivity, eliminating decision fatigue while ensuring you get done what you need to while conserving the most energy. 

The Nourished Planner is a place of structure, flexibility, and a home to map your weeks, schedule downtime, plan meals, and even the hobbies to fill you.

You can’t do it all, but you can plan what’s most important. Let the pages of the Nourished Planner guide you to do just that. Get your Nourished Planner here.

Want More Enneagram Five Tips?

Enneagram fives, you have so much to offer and insight and discipline to live it. For you, it’s finding a balance of living in health without obsessing about it, using it as a tool to provide safety and security by unleashing a flood of energy. In this, you have more to live.

Think of health through a lens of abundance, not scarcity. That alone can change your life. If you want more tips, download the free guide below. Inside, you’ll get the full run-down and complete health tips for your type.

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