Wheel of Life
“Our Strategic Planning for Goal Achievement will help you to achieve this Confidence and Inner Power by balancing your Wheel of Life.”
What is the Wheel of Life?
The wheel of life represents your life as a whole. It will help you to create balance in your life. It contains ten sections that, together, represent one way of describing a whole life. For example, you might be feeling full of energy, but difficulty in making real connections with people. You might have financial freedom but stuck in a relationship that gives no meaning. So, which part of your life you have ignored in order to focus your attention elsewhere. When your life is rich, full and satisfying, the wheel is full to the rim and your ride is balanced. But when you are sick or have disturbed relationship or not happy in your job, etc., the wheel is not full to the rim in those areas and your life is out of balance.
The Wheel of Life categories include:
- Health: It includes your physical and mental health. Your Diet, sleep, rest, relaxation and exercise fall under this category.
- Finance: It includes your income and your ability to manage your money effectively, save, budget, and invest.
- Career/ Work/ Studies: It includes your purpose, success, growth and achievement. Even if you are homemaker will also come under this.
- Family: It includes your quality of relationship, healthy communication, quality time and support available within your family members
- Social & Friends: It includes creating satisfying relationship with others. It includes positive, like-minded friends whom you can talk to about anything. Also, your social contribution falls here.
- Love & Romance: If you’re in a relationship, this represents your satisfaction with your relationship. If you’re single, it represents the amount of love you feel in your life and how vibrantly you’re living your life as a single. Just because you’re single doesn’t mean that you’ll automatically get a 0/10; similarly just because you are with someone doesn’t mean that you’ll get a 10/10. A single can rate him/ herself highly here just as someone in a relationship can rate him/herself lowly here.
- Personal Development: It includes your education, confidence, openness to new experiences and eagerness to learn.
- Fun & Recreation: It includes how much you are enjoying your life, the amount of time you spend on your re-creation; explore your hobbies and interests outside of work.
- Environment: It includes pleasant and stimulating environment that supports your well-being.
- Spirituality: It includes your spiritual connection to both the inner and outer world.
Achieve Your True Balance
The Wheel of Life helps you to have a closer look at each area of your life and thus helps you to assess the quality level of each area. It will give you a clear picture indicating which areas need more attention than others. Thus, it is a time to take an “aerial view” of your life, so that you can bring things back into balance.
By getting this view of your life, you can identify which areas of your life are excelling and which areas need improvement
Evaluate Your Wheel of Life
The Wheel of Life is a simple yet powerful tool for visualizing all areas of your life at once. It only takes a minute to complete and it is absolutely free!
NOTE: Download our Free Wheel of Life Template to evaluate your Wheel of Life here
This Wheel of Life is brought after extensive research and development by our expert coaches and psychotherapists.
Directions: The ten sections in the Wheel of Life represent balance. Consider the center of the wheel as 0 and the outer edge as 10, rate your level of satisfaction in each area of your life in the wheel below. If you felt “extremely satisfied”, mark “10” on the wheel, if you felt “so-so”, mark “5” and if you felt “extremely dissatisfied” mark “0” in the center of the Wheel.
Create your own Wheel of Life
After giving the rating in each area of your life, draw a straight or curved line to create a new outer edge (see example below). The new perimeter of the circle represents your Wheel of Life. How bumpy would the ride be if this were a real wheel? Is your Wheel of Life balanced? How satisfied are you?
Understanding your Scores
8 – 10: If you have scored 8 – 10 for any of the categories. It means you are very satisfied in this particular area. It is important to ensure that this is maintained, but that improvement in this area is always possible.
5 – 7: If you have scored 5 – 7 for any of the categories, you are reasonably satisfied in that particular area but you can explore opportunities to move further in this category.
0 – 4: If you have scored 0 – 4 for any of the categories, you are not very satisfied in this particular area and you will need to explore ways of enhancing your satisfaction here. This is in fact very exciting because you haven’t explored fully the opportunities that are available to you in this area.