Getting a good sense of what it takes to live a balanced life keeps everything in perspective and helps strengthen your life.

Directions: The wheel below contains eight areas that, together, represent one way of describing a whole life. This exercise measures your level of satisfaction in these areas today. Taking the center of the wheel as 0 and the outer edge as an ideal 10, rank your level of satisfaction with each life area by drawing a line to create a new outer edge for each area. The new perimeter represents your Wheel of Life. The idea is to work towards a 10 in each area so your wheel is big and round – that means balance and fulfillment.

Questions to consider

  1. Where would you want to improve your level of satisfaction?
  2. How might greater satisfaction be accomplished in the areas where it is desired?
  3. Where are you experiencing fulfillment and satisfaction? What would make each area a ten?
  4. Identify 3 actions you would like to take to move toward greater fulfillment.

Life Balance Wheel

The original Life Balance Wheel exercise came from a book called Co-active Coaching. It’s a classic in the field of coaching.