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Are You Headed for BURNOUT?





We all have our limits.

Do you know the signs of when you are headed for BURNOUT?


The Enneagram is so helpful when it comes to

NOTICING

AVOIDING

FIGHTING

going down the wrong path.


Our CORE TYPE gives us the starting place of what motivates us.

Each type heads toward stress in a very specific way.

We also can head toward our strengths with purpose.


Let's take a look at each type and learn the

SYMPTOMS

SIGNS

STARTEGIES

To get on top of BURNOUT



ENNEAGRAM TYPE 1

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 4.


SYMPTOMS

MOODY

DRAINED

OVEREMOTIONAL


SIGNS

When you start becoming easily angered at the littlest things going wrong and

feeling like no one understands what you’re going through.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

Type of 7:

  • Stepping away from the stress If you can't for whole day, try for a couple hours.

  • Engage in spontaneous activity.

  • Journal Prompt "What if I accepted things as “Good Enough”?


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 2

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 8.


SYMPTOMS

Notice when you are getting

Demanding

Aggressive

Unapproachable


SIGNS

When you begin to feel controlled by your life or job, and can’t remember the

last time you did something JUST for you without anyone else benefitting.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 4:

  • Do a feeling dump and identify the top 3 needs you have for yourself.

  • Schedule in some “cozy” time each week

  • Journal Prompt "What if I helped myself like I help others?"


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 3

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 9.


SYMPTOMS

Melancholy

Ambivalent

Ignorance is Bliss


SIGNS

When you start “numbing” to avoid the feelings of not being good enough.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

Type of 6:

  • Schedule in breaks every couple hours to get up and walk around.

  • Organize your to-do list into a priorities list.

  • Journal Prompt- "What if I accepted myself “as is”?


ENNEAGRAM 4

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 2.


SYMPTOMS

Resentment

Self-pity

Not taking care of yourself


SIGNS

When you start hyper-focusing on the problems of others around you to make

you feel fulfilled or needed.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 1:

  • List out the facts around your feelings to become more objective.

  • Connect with your body by doing something creative with your hands.

  • Journal Prompt-"What if I accepted myself as whole with nothing missing?"


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 5

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 7.


SYMPTOMS

Scattered thinking

Directionless

Critical


SIGNS

When you start to become easily distracted and are unable to focus on the

task or project at hand.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 8:

  • Think about 3 things you feel confident about.

  • Schedule in recharge time after any elongated time spent around others.

  • JOURNAL PROMPT- "What if I believed I had all the energy and knowledge I needed to be competent?"



ENNEAGRAM TYPE 6

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 3.


SYMPTOMS

Self-critical

Workaholic

High energy followed by a crash


SIGNS

When you get too focussed on a new project, that everything else in your life

begins to fall apart.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 9:

  • Write down 5 things you’re looking forward to.

  • Use deep breathing and mindfulness to embrace taking the next best step.

  • JOURNAL PROMPT- "What if I was as loyal to myself as I am to others?


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 7

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 1:


SYMPTOMS

NOTICE THESE CUES

Rigid

Angry

Perfectionism


SIGNS

When you start having feelings of perfectionism or there is only one right

way to do things.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 5:

  • Create focus by getting in a quiet space and doing a brain dump.

  • Organize your primary work space before trying to tackle another project.

  • JOURNAL PROMPT- "What if I already had all I needed to be content and satisfied?


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 8

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 5.


SYMPTOMS

In your head

Anti-social

Quiet


SIGNS

When you withdraw yourself from people and stop thinking about your own well-being.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 3:

  • Connect with your feelings, and spend time in reflection.

  • List out your internal wants and needs.

  • JOURNAL PROMPT-"What if I considered vulnerability a strength?"


ENNEAGRAM TYPE 9

When heading toward burnout you pick up the more challenging aspects of a

Type 6.


SYMPTOMS

Anxious

Scattered

Hesitant


SIGNS

When you start experiencing more worry and become more reactive than thoughtful.


STRATEGIES

When you're fighting burnout try heading to your health

type of 3

  • Connect with your feelings, and spend time in reflection.

  • List out your internal wants and needs.

  • JOURNAL PROMPT-"What if I voiced my desires out loud?"


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