The Ultimate Self-Care Guide for Enneagram Nines [The Peacekeeper]

enneagram 9 Sep 19, 2023

Save this post for the next time you feel yourself fading into the background. By embracing self-care, you can awaken your inner strength, find your voice, and live a life filled with purpose and harmony.

As an Enneagram Nine, also known as the Peacemaker, you are characterized by your desire for inner and outer peace. While your easygoing nature and adaptability are strengths, it's important to remember that self-care is an essential part of maintaining your well-being. In this nurturing self-care guide, we will explore five practices tailored specifically for Enneagram Nines to help you reconnect with your inner desires, express your needs, and find fulfillment in your life.


1. Daily Self-Reflection: Begin your self-care journey with daily self-reflection. Dedicate time to explore your thoughts, feelings, and aspirations. Journaling or simply taking a few moments of quiet contemplation can help you reconnect with your inner self and gain clarity on your desires and intentions.

2. Body Scan Meditation: Incorporate body scan meditation into your daily routine. This practice involves bringing your awareness to different parts of your body to release tension and promote relaxation. Body scan meditation helps you stay grounded in the present moment, connecting with your physical sensations and emotions.

3. Doing What You Want > Not Caring: Shift your focus from not caring about your desires and preferences to actively doing what you want. Enneagram Nines often prioritize harmony and may suppress their own needs to avoid conflict. Embrace your desires and take steps to pursue what truly lights you up, even if it means asserting yourself and setting boundaries.

4. Following What Lights You Up: Identify activities, hobbies, or pursuits that genuinely light you up and bring you joy. Whether it's a creative hobby, a new skill, or spending time in nature, make space for these activities in your life. Doing what brings you joy nourishes your spirit and enhances your overall well-being.

5. Communicating Your Needs to Others: Practice assertive communication by openly expressing your needs and desires to others. Enneagram Nines often avoid conflict by staying silent about their preferences. Learning to communicate your needs respectfully and assertively allows you to maintain harmony in your relationships while ensuring your own well-being.

By incorporating these self-care practices into your daily life, you can awaken your inner strength, find your voice, and create a life that is in alignment with your true desires and aspirations.

Take the Next Step: Consider exploring the self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-care specially for Enneagram Threes 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.

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.

Remember, self-care is an ongoing process of reconnecting with your inner self and expressing your needs as the Peacemaker. Embrace the power within you, and let it empower you to lead a life filled with fulfillment, authenticity, and inner peace.

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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