The Ultimate Self-Care Guide for Enneagram Sevens [The Enthusiast]

enneagram 7 Sep 18, 2023

Save this post for the next time you feel the urge to escape into the future. By embracing self-care, you can savor the present, find contentment in the now, and create a life filled with joyful moments.

As an Enneagram Seven, also known as the Enthusiast, you possess a boundless curiosity, a zest for life, and a penchant for chasing after the next exciting adventure. However, in your quest for novelty and excitement, it's important to remember that self-care is a pathway to true contentment. In this uplifting self-care guide, we will explore five practices tailored specifically for Enneagram Sevens to help you stay grounded, appreciate the present, and find joy in the journey.

Five Impactful Self-Care Practices for Enneagram Sevens

1. Daily Breathwork: Start your self-care journey with daily breathwork. Breathing exercises, such as deep diaphragmatic breathing or box breathing, can help you connect with the present moment and reduce restlessness. Taking a few minutes each day to focus on your breath allows you to find calm amidst the chaos and remain centered.

2. Appreciating All You Have: Practice gratitude by appreciating all that you have in your life right now. Enneagram Sevens often look to the future for happiness, but true contentment can be found by acknowledging and cherishing the blessings and abundance that surround you in the present moment.

3. What's Now > What's Next: Shift your focus from constantly seeking what's next to fully embracing what's now. The present holds a wealth of opportunities for joy and fulfillment. Engage in activities that allow you to immerse yourself in the moment, whether it's savoring a delicious meal, relishing a sunset, or enjoying a heartfelt conversation with a loved one.

4. Orienting in the Present Moment: Cultivate mindfulness by consciously orienting yourself in the present moment. Engage your senses by noticing the details of your surroundings—the sights, sounds, smells, and textures. This practice brings a sense of wonder and appreciation for the richness of the here and now.

5. Noticing When You Want to Move Ahead to the Next Thing: Be mindful of the impulse to constantly move ahead to the next adventure or experience. When you notice this urge, take a pause. Ask yourself whether the pursuit of the next thing is driven by genuine desire or a need to escape discomfort. This self-awareness can help you make conscious choices and find joy in the present moment.

By incorporating these self-care practices into your daily life, you can find fulfillment in the here and now, savoring each moment as it unfolds.

If you're unsure of your enneagram type, take the Enneagram Typing Quiz to deepen your understanding of your personality type and gain valuable insights into your strengths and areas for development.

Take the Next Step: Consider exploring the self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care specially for Enneagram Sevens in my Nurture your Nature Course. This Introduction to the Enneagram system can guide you on your journey living a life that's in alignment with how you really want to feel.

Remember, self-care is an ongoing process of finding contentment in the present moment and savoring the richness of life as the Enthusiast. Embrace the joy that exists right here, right now, and let it empower you to lead a life filled with meaningful moments.

I believe that showing up for yourself doesn't have to be hard and that consistency is the key to sustainable growth. Five minutes a day is all it takes to feel transformative impacts on your well-being. 

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