The Wheel of Life is an ancient piece of wisdom that has the power to unleash your innate intelligence and guide you to a fuller, richer experience in today’s world. The Wheel of Life has been found in all cultures across the world and represents the balance of all things and the eternal cycle of life.
The Wheel of Life expresses the truth of your life and the state of flux that moves in cycles. For example, you may go from sad to happy, from fear to peace, and from uncertainty to confidence. Whatever stage you are at is all part of the cycle of life and will contribute to your growth and evolution as a person.
The Wheel of Life provides the means to assess and balance yourself continually or whenever you feel the need to gain balance. I’d like you to have this experience as balancing the 8 areas on the wheel will remove potential obstacles that are in the way to creating a rewarding and fulfilling life and career.
Discover the 8 Areas of the Wheel of Life
While the ‘Wheel’ is not a definitive ‘picture’ of your life it certainly does a good job of capturing most parts of our lives. Have a look through the categories and take the assessment on the following pages.
1. Physical Environment:
Do you spend time in nature? Is your home environment free from tension and conflict? Is it free from clutter?
Are you in a job that really fulfils you? Do you maintain a positive attitude while working? Are you achieving the goals you set for yourself?
Are you creating the financial wealth in your life that you desire? Do you have a positive relationship with money? Do you create enough money to live the lifestyle that you want? Do you use your money to contribute to others?
Do you feel well and happy most days? Do you manage your stress levels well so you’re not at risk of burning out? Do you exercise regularly? Does your diet support your wellbeing? Do you spend time with uplifting and positive people?
5. Friends and Family:
Do you make time for friends and family? Do you support them when they need support? Are they there for you? Do you make sure you make time for them even when the pressure is on at work?
Are you in a relationship with your soul mate? Are you actively looking for someone to share your life with? Do you have a proven roadmap to close the gap from where you are to where you want to be in your relationships in terms of love, joy, passion and excitement?
7. Personal Growth:
Do you do things to expand yourself and grow as a person? Do you actively look to become a better, more balanced person each day? Do you spend time with other people who are passionate about personal growth? All these things will make your life more joyous and complete.
8. Fun and Recreation:
Do you spend time just having fun and enjoying life? Part of living a balanced life is to celebrate and acknowledge your successes. If you don’t play enough in life, would now be a good time to start?
If you know you need to work on some of these areas, the Wheel Of Life assessment will help you find practical solutions and lead a more balanced life.
This Assessment contains 9 areas that, together, represent one way of describing a whole life. This exercise measures your level of satisfaction and range of expression in these areas as a snapshot in time. As you work through this assessment you will find areas where you can acknowledge yourself for the success you have created and areas where you may want to improve your level of satisfaction. Rank each of the statements below on a scale from 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree), then total your scores for each area.
Career 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree) SCORE
I have a meaningful job and love my work. ___
I feel my talents and skills are well used in my work. ___
I enjoy my work environment and the people with whom I work. ___
I see opportunity for growth and development in my position. ___
I feel appreciated and respected at work. ___
Total ___ / 50
Fun and Recreation 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I regularly take the time I need to experience play, adventure and leisure. ___
I know what activities renew me and bring me alive and I participate in them regularly. ___
I create plenty of space in my life to relax and enjoy myself and others. ___
I create fun for myself and others. ___
Total ___ / 40
Money and Finances 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I have enough money to do the things I want to do and accomplish what is important to me. ___
I manage my money and financial affairs and records well. ___
I am free from worry and anxiety about money. ___
My financial future feels robust and sustainable. ___
Physical Environment 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I feel nourished and supported by my home. ___
I am surrounded by things that I love and have meaning to me. ___
The level of order in my surroundings is appropriate to my needs. (it serves me) ___
My wardrobe is a clear expression of who I am. I love being in the clothes I wear. ___
Personal Growth 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I have a belief system that sustains me no matter what circumstances life throws at me. ___
I am engaged in the unfolding story of my life and approach each day as an adventure. ___
I regularly experience living a life that I love and loving who I am becoming. ___
I regularly engage in activities and learning that grow and expand me. ___
Health and Wellbeing 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree) SCORE
I approach my health in a proactive and generative way, rather than crisis management mode.
I feel well and happy most of the time and I am satisfied with my level of vitality and well being.
I have support systems and structures in place that allow me to easily maintain my health and
well being. ____
I am conscious of my body and fitness level and take responsibility for my physical well-being.
I know what works for me to maintain my health and I consistently do it. ____
Friends 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I have a sufficient number of great friends. ____
My friendships nourish and sustain me. ____
I am a good friend and I make myself available to my friends. ____
I trust the relationships I have with my friends. ____
I love and make the most of the time I spend with my friends. ____
Family 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I am satisfied with the level of contact I have with my family. ____
Nothing feels hidden or withheld in my relationships with family members. ____
I am satisfied with the role I play and the level of contribution I have in my family. ____
I have created the experience of family in my life, whether or not it is with my biological relatives.
Significant Other 1 (Highly Disagree) to 10 (Highly Agree)
I am open to creating an intimate loving relationship. ____
I am free from past resentments or blame in the area of intimate relationships. ____
I am willing to risk myself for the sake of intimacy. ____
I create romance in my life. ____
To get a visual snapshot of your life, transfer your total scores from this assessment one to the Wheel of Life graphic below.
Fun and Recreation ___/40
Money and Finances ___/40
Physical Environment ___/40
Personal Growth ___/40
Health and Wellbeing ___/50
Significant Other ___/40
Enter Your Scores below and Draw a Line in the respective Areas on the Wheel
Look at your completed wheel. If your life is riding on this wheel, how bumpy is the ride going to be? To help you expand your balance and satisfaction answer the questions below:
What area on the wheel are you most wanting and willing to make a difference with?
What is the current state of this area in your life?
What is missing or not working for you in this area?
What would you like to create in this area?
The wheel of life is an excellent self-assessment tool. If you need help to make changes in any of these areas, don’t hesitate to schedule a free exploratory call with me.
To your best life!