Want to get healthier as an enneagram one? 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.
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 and 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.
That’s what I love about the Enneagram. It adds more personality to what you do and why you do it. Plus, it’s invaluable in understanding specific action steps you should begin and those to stop doing, creating a more realistic plan suitable for you.
Today, we’re talking all about the Enneagram one. As a one, you function very differently than a five or a six, and yet you do it in your own beautiful way. If you’re an enneagram one 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 One
One’s you bring with you a dream of a better future to do more good in the world. Some call you a perfectionist, but under the surface, you’re working to make the best of everything. When it comes to health and creating nourishing rhythms, you have many healthy and highly beneficial characteristics that will make this process easier, like your drive to achieve goals and desire to improve.
You don’t just sit around and make a list. You accomplish it.
Some consider enneagram one’s the most health-conscious of all types. Shifting your attention from programs to routines can make all the difference in establishing a health-style that finally works.
To begin, you need to break free from the all-or-nothing mindset and the fear of making mistakes while working to reframe your inner critic. Shifting your view of health from an external arrival, you have to reach, to make it part of who you are.
The perfect designation doesn’t exist. It’s time to break down the shell protecting your inner core and see the beauty of who you are, encouraging you to live out of that. Making health who you are, not just what you do.
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Enneagram One Health Tips
One’s you reside in the gut triad. This means you will often associate diet and exercise with weight loss, followed by guilt and shame. I wonder what could change for you if you pursued health with a different mindset.
What if moving and getting healthy wasn’t about weight loss and fitness but about releasing tensions and emotions you are holding in your body? What if exercise was a means of finding stillness? Could you make exercise rest for you? Rest from fixing what you don’t think is good enough.
One’s it’s time to be gentle with yourself, listen to your needs, and engage in self-care activities that will sustain and heal you physically and mentally. To eat not to reach a goal but to sustain your body with nutrient-dense foods and other nutrients it needs to function well and thrive.
Make a conscious choice to make health less about perfection and more about balance. Working to create wholeness through being true to the real you – the one the world needs.
Enneagram One Health Strengths
One’s you have a lot going for you. You have an amazing drive and a desire to be active continually. If used for the right motivation, these things will propel you into a healthy future. Here are some strengths you should rely on:
- Ability to plan and organize.
- Creating new routines and rituals – and sticking with them.
- Naturally disciplined and willing to follow through.
- Have a strong desire to become better and better those around you.
- Exceptional ability to manage time, getting the most done with what you have.
- Highly self-aware.
- Wise and discerning of different situations and people.
Enneagram One Health Struggles
Your greatest struggle is often not in doing something but in trying to perfect what you’re doing. Your inner critic is strong and is the leading cause of derailment to your goals. If you can’t do it perfectly, you don’t do it at all. But it’s time to take a stand against your inner critic. Remember – it is not up to you to fix everything.
Offer yourself grace upon grace – using your strengths but in healthy ways. And using one of your most significant aspects, self-awareness, as your greatest strength. It’s easy to suppress your internal awareness overriding it with your evil inner critic. But trust yourself enough to trust your body – more than what your voice is telling you. To live and start from a place of abundance rather than lack.
You are enough just the way you are. Stop trying to fix yourself and learn to fill yourself. What would change if you focused on filling yourself and others around you? What would change if you let go of the “fix-it” mindset and started to reform in the way of nourishing? That is your focus and ticket to health.
Enneagram One Practical Steps
You are very routine-oriented – use it to your ability – creating nourishing rhythms that fill you up. Here are some practical steps or rhythms that fill you up. Remember, these are just ideas and not the end all be all – what would be on your list?
5 Practical Health Tips for Enneagram One
1. Get outside and soak up the sun
One’s love nature, the sun, and being active in the great outdoors. Make it a priority to get outside, regardless of the weather. Walk to clear your mind, hold a meeting outside to get mid-day sun, or even plan your exercise program at the local park. A little fresh air can change your entire perspective.
2. Focus on meal planning and prep
You love a list, so use it. Take one day to plan your meals and pick just a few things to prep ahead of time (you know I love batch cooking). Don’t let yourself go overboard with needing to cook entire meals – but do bits and pieces like prepping ingredients. In the end, this saes you time, but it also brings peace of mind that your plan is on track.
3. Create morning routines – and evening routines
You are very routine-oriented. Use this strength to create nourishing life rhythms that fill you up. Whether it’s scheduling your workout, time to rest, or even doing something you enjoy (don’t neglect to have fun). Given that you’re great with time, you’ll surely get everything else done if you set it. Put some focus back on filling yourself using routines to bookend your day.
4. Add in stillness
It may be counterintuitive to your innate drive – to move – but adding moments of silence is one of the most filling things one’s can do. The reform you see in the world, the problems that bombard you, can load you down with stress. Remember, you can’t fix anyone else but yourself. Make sure you take time to do nothing, sit in stillness, and focus on self-awareness. It needs to happen daily.
5. Incorporate journaling
Journaling could be one of the hardest tasks for an enneagram one. They feel it’s hard to work on themself when the world needs help. But trust me, when you spend time filling yourself and working to know yourself, you’ll have more to give to everyone else. Use journaling to bring to life suppressed emotions, the ones you think are gone, but they never really leave you. Take time to let this stuff go, getting rid of material, so your inner critic doesn’t have as much to use against you. It will be hard, but it’s so worth it. Even just for 5-10 minutes a day.
Do More Planning
I mean, do I need to tell ones to do more planning? Given you love a helpful checklist, I think the Nourished Planner could be just what any enneagram one needs. A place to not only list-make but to do it within boundaries.
A place to develop routines and rhythms that fit who you are – for filling rather than fixing. Inside the Nourished Planner, you will be graced with not just space to plan and fill your week but space to dig deep and live true to who you are. Click here to get a Nourished Planner of your own.
Want More Enneagram One Tips?
Enneagram ones, you have so much to offer and enough discipline to help everyone get healthy. Unfortunately, it’s not as easily shared.
Spend some of that energy to fill your own cup, knowing it will better everyone around you. 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.