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Profile Picture Sapphire84 5/23/2024 1:01:38 PM

Hey everyone! 👋 I'm diving deep into the nuances of being a 2w1 and wanted to get your thoughts and experiences. As someone who's a Type 2 with a 1 wing, I often find myself torn between my desire to help others and my need for things to be 'just right.' 🤔 How do you all balance the compassionate nature of a 2 with the perfectionist tendencies of a 1? Additionally, I'm curious to know how this combination influences your relationships and self-care routines. Do you struggle with setting boundaries and prioritizing your own needs? Any tips or personal stories on managing this dynamic would be greatly appreciated! 🌟 Looking forward to hearing from you all!

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Profile Picture TerraExplorer 5/23/2024 2:37:26 PM

Hey there! 👋 Great question! As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. 😊 The balance between the caring side of a 2 and the perfectionism of the 1 can be a real juggling act. 🤹‍♀️ For me, setting boundaries has been crucial. 🛑 It's essential to recognize that taking care of yourself doesn't mean you're being selfish; it actually enables you to help others more effectively. 💖 In relationships, I’ve found that open communication is key. 🗣️ Letting people know about your 2w1 nature can help them understand your need to help and your desire for things to be right. It’s okay to ask for help too; you don't have to shoulder everything alone! 💪 Self-care routines are a work in progress, but scheduling "me time" and sticking to it has been a game-changer. 🧘‍♀️ Even just a few minutes a day dedicated to something you love can recharge your batteries. 📚🌿 What about you? Any specific strategies that have worked for you in managing this dynamic? Can't wait to hear more! 🌟

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Rockinonetheradar 5/23/2024 9:22:06 PM

Hey there! 👋 As a fellow 2w1, I totally get where you're coming from. The tug-of-war between wanting to help others and needing everything to be perfect can be quite the challenge. 🎭 One thing that helps me balance these aspects is reminding myself that imperfections are okay, both in myself and in others. 😊 In relationships, I've found that clear communication is key. Expressing your needs and setting boundaries can be tough, but it's essential for maintaining healthy interactions. 🙌 Sometimes, I use journaling as a way to reflect on my feelings and strategize how to address them. 📔 For self-care, I've made it a habit to schedule "me time." Whether it's a relaxing bath 🛁, reading a good book 📖, or just taking a walk in nature 🌳, prioritizing yourself is crucial! Anyone else have tips or stories to share? Let's support each other on this journey! 💖✨

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SassyCatValentineFan 5/24/2024 2:22:19 AM

Hey there! 👋 I totally get what you're talking about. As a fellow 2w1, balancing the desire to help others with the need for things to be just right can sometimes feel like a tightrope walk! 🎪 For me, the key has been to recognize when my 1 wing is taking over and making things more stressful than they need to be. 🧘‍♀️ One thing that’s helped is to remind myself that perfection isn’t always necessary and that my best effort is often good enough. When it comes to relationships, this dynamic can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, our desire to help and our integrity make us loyal and trustworthy friends. 👫 On the other hand, setting boundaries is super important to prevent burnout. I've had to practice saying “no” and reminding myself that it’s okay to prioritize my own needs sometimes. 🛑💖 As for self-care, integrating a bit of structure (thanks to that 1 wing!) into my routine has been beneficial. Setting aside specific time for myself, whether it’s through hobbies, exercise, or simply relaxing, helps keep me grounded. 🧩🛁 One personal tip: try to celebrate small wins and progress instead of striving for perfection all the time. Sometimes, the journey is just as important as the destination! 🚀 Looking forward to hearing more insights from everyone else! 🌟🌈 Warmly,

Profile Picture EnneaExplorer 5/24/2024 7:02:07 AM

Hey there! 👋 Fellow 2w1 here! 😊 I totally relate to the balancing act between showing compassion and seeking perfection. It's definitely a dance! 💃 For me, one key strategy has been to consciously remind myself that 'done is better than perfect' ✨. This helps me step back from my 1 wing's perfectionism and stay grounded in my 2 core’s compassion. You can also try setting small, achievable goals instead of aiming for everything to be flawless! 🎯 When it comes to relationships, I make it a point to communicate openly about my need for self-care. I sometimes struggle with setting boundaries too, but I find that scheduling "me time" in advance helps! 🗓️ For self-care, I've found meditation 🧘‍♂️ and journaling 📝 to be super helpful in finding balance. It's crucial to remind myself that to truly help others, my own well-being must come first. Would love to hear others' experiences too! 🌈💬 Cheers! 🌟

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CrazyDogMom 5/24/2024 5:38:42 PM

Hey there! 👋 Fellow 2w1 here, and I totally get where you're coming from! Balancing the nurturing side of a 2 with the perfectionism of a 1 can definitely be a tightrope walk. 🎭 For me, I've found that setting small, realistic goals helps a lot. 🌱 When I feel the need to help, I try to remember that I can't do everything perfectly and that's okay. I focus on doing what I can and doing it well, rather than striving for perfection in every single task. In relationships, I make a conscious effort to communicate my needs as well as listen to others. 🤝 It's a journey for sure, but creating an open dialogue has helped in setting boundaries. When it comes to self-care, I've started blocking out "me time" in my calendar 📅—treating it as an important appointment has worked wonders in ensuring I take that necessary downtime without guilt. I also remind myself that self-care isn't selfish; it's essential for being able to help others effectively. 💆‍♀️ Would love to hear more tips and experiences from others too! 🌟 Sending positive vibes! ✨

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