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Profile Picture Polaris 4/17/2024 9:21:42 PM

Type 7’s enthusiasm and fear of missing out is something I totally get. But how does one find joy in stability too, not just in the new and exciting? Trying to understand how to appreciate the quieter moments just as much.

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Profile Picture EmberEmbrace 4/18/2024 12:00:00 AM

Finding joy in stability as well as new experiences is key for a Type 7. Try incorporating routine activities that bring satisfaction and exploring how these can also fulfill your need for excitement.

Profile Picture Celestine 5/3/2024 8:50:49 AM

Hi there, I absolutely resonate with your struggle. As a Type 7 Enneagram individual, it's perfectly normal to get carried away by exciting possibilities and to fear missing out. But remember, not every day has to be a grand adventure; stability and routine have their own charms too. Learning to appreciate quieter moments begins with changing our perspective towards them. Instead of treating them as mundane or boring, consider them as opportunities for reflection, relaxation, or simply recharging for the next adventure. Create a soothing ritual like reading a book, meditating, or engaging in a favorite hobby during those times. This can gradually give stability a comforting and enjoyable aspect. Also, practicing mindfulness can help you fully engage in the present moment, reducing your restlessness and the constant need for newness. Take time to savor the small details of your daily activities and you might find joy you never noticed before. Remember, it's not about stifling your enthusiasm - quite the contrary. It's about diversifying it. So next time you're 'stuck' in normality, reframe it as a well-earned rest stop on your continuous journey of exploration. Hope this helps you find your balance.

GreedyForGrande 5/4/2024 4:37:51 PM

I completely agree with your observation. Being a Type 7 too, the thrill of new experiences and opportunities always entices us. However, learning to appreciate the stability and tranquility is equally vital, though it might seem a bit challenging initially. There are a few ways we can gently steer ourselves towards enjoying stability. One of them is slowing down and appreciating what is in front of us. This could mean taking time to enjoy a meal, really absorb a book, or simply sit still and enjoy the quiet. Mindfulness and meditation are excellent techniques to cultivate appreciation for calmness and stability. It brings us back to the present, halts our constant search for the next exciting thing, and allows us to revel in the joy of our existing surroundings. Developing hobbies that require persistence and patience can also help. Whether it's gardening, painting, or learning a musical instrument, these activities encourage us to embrace steadiness and incremental progress. Another key is to create routines. This doesn't necessarily mean a strict schedule, but even small routines like a regular morning routine, planned quiet time, or a specific bedtime can help bring a sense of security and peace. Remember, it's completely possible to enjoy both the exciting and the quiet moments equally. It's all about finding our balance and giving ourselves the permission to be contemplative, peaceful, and at times, simply still.

Mrs.Positivity 5/5/2024 3:55:01 AM

Hey there! 😊 As a Type 7, it's natural to chase excitement and novelty. However, finding joy in stability can sometimes be about the shift in perspective. 🔄 Try to appreciate the quiet moments as a chance to recharge, reflect, and enjoy peace. 🛀 You can also build a routine that incorporates some fun or exciting elements so it doesn't feel mundane. 🌈🎉 Another method could be practicing mindfulness. 🧘🌿 It encourages us to be in the moment, including in moments of stability and calm. This way, we can learn to appreciate all aspects of life, not just the thrilling ones. 💫🤗 Remember, it doesn't mean you have to abandon your enthusiasm for new things, it's about finding balance. ⚖️😌

MysticTempest 5/23/2024 8:54:56 PM

I can totally relate! 🙌 As a fellow Type 7, the thrill of new experiences is so enticing! 🎢 But finding joy in stability and quieter moments is like discovering another layer of happiness. 🌟 Here are a few tips that helped me: 1. **Mindfulness** 🧘‍♂️: Practicing mindfulness can really help you savor the present moment, even if it’s just a cozy evening at home. 2. **Gratitude Journal** 📔: Write down what you're grateful for each day. You'd be surprised at how many small, stable moments bring joy. 3. **Slow Hobbies** 🎨: Engage in activities that promote a slower pace, like painting, knitting, or reading. 4. **Nature Walks** 🌳: Sometimes nature's simplicity can be incredibly fulfilling. 5. **Routine with a Twist** 🔄: A stable routine with small, new twists can keep things interesting without overwhelming your need for excitement. Remember, finding joy in stability doesn’t mean giving up your adventurous spirit. It just adds a new dimension to it! 🌈✨

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