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
- Where would you want to improve your level of satisfaction?
- How might greater satisfaction be accomplished in the areas where it is desired?
- Where are you experiencing fulfillment and satisfaction? What would make each area a ten?
- Identify 3 actions you would like to take to move toward greater fulfillment.
The original Life Balance Wheel exercise came from a book called Co-active Coaching. It’s a classic in the field of coaching.