Is your wheel of life imbalanced?

Category: Article or Blog Published: Friday, 27 November 2015 Written by Sarah PJ White

The wheel of life is a really popular coaching tool – and is it any wonder? It gives both the coach and the client a visual, easy to understand view of your life and what areas need addressing. The great thing about the wheel of life is you can actually work on it by yourself too.

Why a wheel? Well, it gives you a smooth, easy ride if your wheel is even. However, if it’s uneven – you’re in for a bumpy, wonky journey!

If your life is leaving you wanting clarity or if you want to know which areas you need to work on, read on to find out how creating your own wheel of life can help.

The different areas of the wheel

The wheel of life comprises of 8 sections, each one representing an area of your life. The different areas are:

  • Health
  • Money
  • Personal growth and learning
  • Family and friends
  • Career
  • Physical environment
  • Fun, leisure
  • Significant other/romance

You can also tailor the wheel to match the unique areas of your life, by changing the areas to match specific areas you want covered.

What’s important to remember about the different areas of your life is they all interact and affect each other. For example, you may feel that your career isn’t where you want it to be, so is making you unhappy. That unhappiness and discontentment will have a knock-on effect on your money, health and possibly even your significant other, family and friends.

How to compile your own wheel of life

Draw a circle and divide it into 8 equal sections. You then need to mark numbers 1 through to 10, starting from the inner part of the wheel (as illustrated above).

You can then mark each area on a ‘satisfaction/happiness’ score of 1 to 10 – with ten being the most satisfied or happy.

The end result will show you which areas you need to improve or work on, in order to make your life more rounded and positive for you.

Working with a life coach to even out your life areas

Sometimes the results shown by your wheel of life will highlight areas that you are unsure of how to solve. This is where a life coach can help. They can help you get clarity on what you want, as well as how to get the results you wish to achieve in these specific areas – leading you to find a more balanced, healthier and happier life.

If you want to work with me, I offer 1:1 coaching as Finding Your Joy Formula and a 4 week course The Joy Journey or just send me an email and we can arrange a discovery chat. I'm excited to talk with you.

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