Want to get healthier? Let your enneagram number be your guide. Inside I teach enneagram type two how to use their type for health. Getting outside of normal health benchmarks and learning how to live in health rather than for it!
Two’s you are a natural helper – seeing people and feeling for people in a way most can’t understand. You spend so much of your energy in response to how you can help make the world around you a more loving place. People are attracted to your warmth and generosity to give and give. You live with a heart to make good things happen for people, and you feel everything in the process.
Knowing this depth and the energy in which you give to others – you must stop and recognize yourself. But this is going to take work because it’s hard for two’s to ask for help – to express that you too have feelings and problems of your own. But you must not mask yourself through staying busy and helping others.
The work isn’t easy, but it is worth it – because in your filling and your healing you’ll have more to give. Inside today’s podcast, we dive into how to make healthier changes for enneagram type two. We talk through the health benefits of processing your emotions, creating nourishing boundaries, and owning your space.
We’ve also created a free download for teaching you how to make health who you are through your enneagram number. Download the guide, print it off, and see how much it resonates with your life.
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how to get healthy – type 2’s
Two’s, you reside in the heart triad. This means you will often associate diet and exercise with needing to be loved and wanted.
You move through the world primarily through the lens of emotions – with a natural tendency to absorb the feelings of others. You live life in response to others – how you can please them, impress them, or to how you compare with them.
So I wonder, what peace could come if you found a way to process your emotions? What if you approached health as a means of solitude? A place of rest in your individuality, apart from the needs of others.
Two’s must learn ways to nurture your feelings instead of numb them or stuff them so that you can focus on health as a means to nurture you, sustain you, and bring you more joy. 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.
Two’s it’s time to make a conscious choice to make health a priority. In healing you, there is more of you to give. You must learn to pay attention to your emotions and act on this awareness.
Two’s you are special people. With the distinct ability to discern situations and the drive to help in any and every way, we are going to teach you how to help yourself, so you have more of you to give. Protecting your energy from unnecessary things and channeling it in the direction to bring you the most fulfillment and with the best health. Here are some strengths you should rely on:
- Ability to channel energy in specific directions.
- Openness to trying new things.
- Highly people-oriented and social.
- View food and eating with positivity.
- Ability to accomplish tasks efficiently.
- Perceptive and highly aware.
One of type two’s greatest health assets is their healthy view of food – however, as they say, your most significant asset can become your worst enemy, and that is what happens with two’s. But first, let’s count that as a win – two’s in health you have a great view of food, and it’s intended purpose.
But in un-health, you tend to be the top type to stuff your emotions with food. Taking food out of context, out of love, and using it as a means to suppress. It’s time how to learn to deal with your emotions, set boundaries so you can take care of ourselves, leaving energy to care for everyone else.
It’s time to let your emotions out. You can only stuff the pain, the hurt, the fear for so long before it comes erupting out. If you don’t let it out, it will continue to follow you around.
Find places or people you can freely release your emotions. Make sure it is a safe and encouraging space, where you fear no judgment — a place of openness and vulnerability without being enabled to continue stuffing.
As you let unnecessary hurts out, open yourself up to fill it with love. Not human love that will fail every single time, but go back to the one who called you Beloved and knit you perfectly together in your mothers womb. No human can satisfy what only Christ can. Fix your eyes on Jesus and let yourself live loved.
Remember – you are not loved for what you do but because of who you are.
You are a mover and shaker! You are efficient, flexible, and love to care – it’s time you twist that back onto yourself. When a two takes care of their mind, everything else seems to fall into place. Here are some practical steps or rhythms that you can choose to fill yourself up. Remember, these are just ideas and not the end all be all – what would be on your list?
1. Practice daily solitude
Two’s need space, alone-time to process and think. Practicing solitude can be challenging because there is always a need to be met. But this is why it’s so important. Make sure you carve out daily space to be alone. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time, but you may find the more time you give, the better you feel.
2. Make a gratitude list
It’s easy for twos to become consumed with needs that they forget the world is full of good. One way to help unload a two of the emotions they carry for themselves and others is through gratitude. Start a simple checklist marking off just three things a day that you’re grateful for. It’s a step that is easy to overlook but don’t skip this one.
3. Incorporate journaling
Feelings and more feelings are what the two needs to process. As I mentioned if a two can deal with their emotional stress, everything else often falls into place. Because with boundaries, a two is good at caring, even for themselves. One of the best ways to deal with suppressed emotions is journaling. It doesn’t have to look like anything but solitude and pen to paper. Writing anything and everything that comes to mind. Make it a daily rhythm.
4. Sit down and enjoy food
For twos, food is viewed as love – or as any emotion. But it can also be, in the wrong mindset, an act of shame. To overcome this, get back to who you are, making what you do an act of love – let food be that. Sit down at mealtimes and enjoy it. Don’t let yourself get too busy to miss this.
5. Practice daily self-care
Two’s are notorious for skipping self-care and viewing it as selfish. But as we learned in this post, self-care is anything but selfish — it’s the way to help more people. Sometimes you need the simple reminder to take a daily shower, let yourself buy clothes you feel confident in and even get your nails done from time to time. It is okay and good to take care of yourself.
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do more planning
I mean, do I need to tell one’s to do more planning? Given you love a useful check-list – I think the Nourished Planner could be just what any enneagram type 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.
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