If You're An Enneagram Type 3, You Should Try This Wellness Trend

As summer turns to fall, it may be time for you to readjust your schedule to squeeze in all your responsibilities. Juggling getting the kids to school, making the boss happy at work, and keeping up with chores at home can make every day exhausting. And if you happen to be an Enneagram type 3, you might be putting extra pressure on yourself to succeed, going above and beyond in each task you do.

According to the Enneagram Institute, Enneagram type 3s are known as "The Achiever." Enneagram type 3s tend to pursue careers that require intense motivation, but it's important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. When the workday is done, you need to find a way to unwind. That could look like reading a self-help book or pouring yourself a cold cocktail; however, some type 3s don't even know where to start when it comes to balancing their well-being with their work life. But fear not, for even the most high-strung type 3 can conquer this wellness trend.

The 12-3-30 workout is perfect for Enneagram type 3s

It's no secret that exercise is an important way to maintain a healthy work-life balance. According to the Harvard Business Review, regular exercise can promote better outcomes at work, positively affecting your performance in areas like concentration, memory, learning, and creativity. While an Enneagram type 3 may want to spend all their free time pouring over spreadsheets or memos for work to climb up the corporate ladder, their time might be better spent focusing on their well-being.

The 12-3-30 workout is ideal for Enneagram type 3s, Calissa Kirilenko, a certified breathwork facilitator, explained in an article for The Every Girl. This viral treadmill workout is deceptively simple, often making people think it will be a breeze. But this routine will work up a sweat. According to The Every Girl, all you have to do is set your treadmill to a 12% incline at 3 miles per hour and walk for 30 minutes. From there, just strut to your favorite playlist and feel the burn. Enneagram type 3s love nothing more than that euphoric feeling of accomplishment after completing a challenging task, and that is what will greet you at the end of those intense 30 minutes.

Making the most of a 12-3-30 workout

If an Enneagram type 3 sets their mind to something, it's going to get done and, odds are, it's going to get done exceptionally well. That driven mindset doesn't disappear when a type 3 enters the gym. If you're an Enneagram type 3 ready to focus on your well-being but in need of some pointers to maximize your efforts, you're in luck.

According to Women's Health fitness editor Bridie Wilkins, this low-impact workout does take some work. However, timing your meals with your workouts can keep you energized throughout your uphill walk. Additionally, Wilkins explained that cardio workouts like the 12-3-30 will drain you of water, so keep hydrated before, during, and after your workout.

Exercise physiologist Janet Hamilton told Health that walking uphill at such a fast pace could be too vigorous for some beginners. Don't be afraid to adjust this workout to fit your pace, eventually working up to that 12 percent incline at three miles per hour for 30 minutes.