Attention all work-from-home people! If you're like me, your brain goes numb around 2 pm and the days bleed into each other until you're working one giant mega-day.

It sucks.

That's why you can use the Enneagram to make your days just a little easier. Find your type and tip below! 👇🏼

If you aren't sure about your Enneagram type I have a free typing guide here and an advanced course here.

Work from Home Tips for Your Enneagram Type

Enneagram Type 1: The Reformer

Enneagram 1s thrive in routine and pay attention to the details. When you work from home, you are gifted at creating an orderly structure for your day. But there are some traps that can make your life harder.
  • Pay attention to perfectionistic tendencies. Forgive yourself. An incomplete checklist doesn't make you a failure!
  • Don't try to do it all yourself! Delegate household tasks and work tasks.

Enneagram Type 2: The Helper

Enneagram 2s build community in the workplace. You rock at connection and interpersonal relationships. So working from home can be really challenging for you! My advice?
  • Be intentional with getting social time outside of work hours. Stack up those coffee dates, and fill your weekends with friend-filled activities!
  • Take the extra time at home to do things that make you happy. Nurture an indoor jungle or adopt a cat!

Enneagram Type 3: The Achiever

Enneagram 3s seesaw between working their butts off and then crashing into numbness when stress gets too overwhelming. At home, you have no accountability. Nobody gives you praise that feeds your sense of worth and no one tells you to take it easy when you're on your third all-nighter.
  • Put your phone to bed! I love this video about healthy phone habits!
  • Prioritize time for play. I've recently become a bracelet maker in the evenings. It's fun!

Enneagram Type 4: The Individualist

Enneagram 4s thrive when they have a higher purpose. An ordinary routine does not work for you, especially if their gifts are not highlighted and used in the workplace.

Enneagram Type 5: The Investigator

Enneagram 5s may be living for this work-from-home scenario. Finally, in-person meetings are obsolete, and you can live behind your computer screens! But be careful because...
  • You need predictability. You thrive within known expectations. Make sure you are ultra-clear on your to-do list for the week so that you know just how much energy you need to conserve each day.
  • Treat yourself. You grew up believing it isn't okay for you to be comfortable in the world. But you are allowed to find comfort! Your wants are not a problem or inconvenience.

Enneagram Type 6: The Loyalist

Enneagram 6s are troubleshooters wherever they go. You will spot problems and solve them before they even pop up. You also tend to be the most anxious of the Enneagram numbers, so you might ask tons of questions, second-guess yourself, and nurture never-ending concerns. I don't want this for you!
  • Break your daily and weekly tasks into small steps that feel super manageable.
  • Read something boring. Your mind is in constant overdrive. It helps to calm your central nervous system.
  • Love yourself as much as your pet loves you.

Enneagram Type 7: The Enthusiast

Enneagram 7s are the life and soul of any office! However, if you are working from home and feeling the monotony of doing the same thing day after thing, well... things can get dark. The solution?

  • Get outside every day! Take a walk, look at plants, wave at people from across the street. Soak up that Vitamin D!
  • You don't need to monetize everything. Just enjoy your fun lil hobbies, friend!

Enneagram Type 8: The Challenger

Enneagram 8s need to be active and on the go. But this can be hard when you are working remotely. You are also extremely hard workers, so sometimes you can fall into the trap of workaholism.

  • It's important for you to be on the same page as the rest of the team! Know what is expected of you and vice versa.
  • Take a call on a walk. This can help with the need to GO GO GO!
  • Exercise daily. One Type 8 I know practices Olympic weightlifting after work. She says it's the only time of day when her mind goes quiet.

Enneagram Type 9: The Peacemaker

Enneagram 9s take their energy and sense of identity from a group. That means working from home can be really hard for you! You need healthy rituals to feel good about your daily routine.

  • Make a clear separation of work space and relaxing home space. Can your office be in the garage or another room where you usually don’t chill?
  • Voice your preferences! It's not selfish to share what you want. I know it can be harder through screens, but I promise you will feel more at peace.

I hope these tips are helpful to you. ♥️