If You're An Enneagram Type 1, You Should Try This Wellness Trend

As an Enneagram type 1, you're considered "the perfectionist." As someone who is always striving for the best, you're likely looking for ways to improve yourself on a daily basis. According to Truity, you have "high standards" for yourself and work hard to maintain an ideal, good life. You possess a high degree of self-control and have an innate fear of being bad or evil, per The Enneagram Institute.

While you may find success in your pursuit, seeking perfection at every turn can be tiring. According to Heights Family Counseling, self-care is extremely important for type 1s. Not only do you seek good in your own life, but you likely strive to sprinkle some of that goodness throughout the world, often forgetting to look within and focus on yourself in the process. When perfection doesn't come — as nothing can ever be fully perfect — it's important that type 1s have the tools to cope with that disappointment and find the beauty in average, everyday occurrences. If you are a type 1 and feel like you need a bit of wellness in your routine, there's one trend you should consider above all others.

Enneagram type 1's need a wellness trend that focuses on relaxation

There are plenty of wellness trends that everyone will try circling right now, including certain workouts, like the 12-3-30 workout. This involves walking three miles per hour on a treadmill set to a 12% incline for 30 minutes. Other trends, like the TikTok-inspired "hot girl walk," encourage women to get outside and focus on their physical and mental health. As a type 1, you likely have a good exercise routine already. Instead of sticking with the status quo, focus on something that will help your mind relax, like CBD oil. According to The Everygirl, CBD oil is one of the hottest current wellness trends and it's the perfect addition to a type 1's routine.

Adding a few drops of CBD oil — which can also help if you have depression — to your iced latte starts your day on a more relaxing note. For a type 1, having control is extremely important to you, but with CBD, you don't need to worry about the substance causing you to feel out-of-body or intoxicated. According to Healthline, it does neither of those things. Instead, it simply helps the body relax and can even relieve symptoms of anxiety, in addition to depression. If you want to jump on the CBD trend, you can get started with a few simple steps.

CBD can be used in a variety of different ways

For some, the use of CBD can be a game changer. For an Enneagram type 1 — who may have a hard time letting go of stress or winding down after a busy day — it can be life-changing. According to Healthline, CBD can help people suffering from mental health issues like anxiety, PTSD, and addiction, as well as physical issues like arthritis or inflammation.

CBD can be used in a variety of ways. You can consume it through an edible like a gummy, apply it via cream or lotion, inhale it through a vapor pen, or even take a CBD pill. However, one of the most popular ways to take CBD is through oils. According to Forbes, if you are just starting out with CBD, consider WAKE by Common Grounds. You simply add a drop of it into your morning beverage and will feel a sense of calm even on your most stressful days. If you're in need of a nighttime wind down, they suggest TRIP Orange Blossom CBD Oil. With this, you simply put a few drops under your tongue. It's mixed with chamomile to help enhance that calm feeling and it sets you up for a better night's sleep.

No matter how you use CBD oil, it can be extremely beneficial to your perfectionist self. Start small and see how it can make a huge difference in your high-stress lifestyle.

If you or someone you know needs help with mental health, please contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741, call the National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264), or visit the National Institute of Mental Health website.