The Wheel of Life

How Balanced is your life?

This is called the wheel of life. It is an awesome tool that gives us an idea of how satisfied we are with our life. There are 8 areas to the wheel. These are general categories that usually fit in most peoples lives. If you want to add or change some categories to make them more applicable to your own life – feel free to do so. For example – I like to separate Family and Friends into two categories.

But this is YOUR wheel. You do what you feel works best for you!

So how does it work?

The 8 sections of the Wheel of Life represent balance. Seeing the centre of the wheel as 0 and the outer edges as 10, rank your current level of satisfaction in each area of your life by placing a dot on the line that represents your rating. The closer you are to 10, the MORE fulfilled you feel in that area. The closer to 0, the less fulfilled. Once you have marked your number in each area – connect each dot forming a new perimeter for your circle.

Once you have completed the wheel – answer the questions listed at the bottom of this post.

Here it is:

Note: This is a great exercise to do at different times in your life – as we encounter different challenges, excitements, uphills, and downhills – our wheel will always be shifting. That is just “naturally life.”

Note again: Remember it is not about placing 10’s in all your categories. Be honest with yourself.

How smooth or bumpy is your life?

What areas of your life need attention?

What areas in your life are you willing to address now, soon, or later?



4 responses to “The Wheel of Life

  1. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    This is actually a really cool exercise! When I get back up to Orlando and have more time to sit down and focus, I’ll be sure to do it 🙂

    How did yours come out?

  2. Yeah its a neat tool to keep in our back pockets! Mine is NOT balanced right now!! I blame “studenthood” ..even though ironically my degree is all about balance and living well and healthy. hmmm. I like it though because its great way to actually “see” on paper what areas need some growth! aka for and recreation! sigh..

  3. Thanks for posting Jennknee. I like this.

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