Sorry for the pun! In this 2 part blog I’m going to be telling you all about the wheel of life.
The wheel of life is a tool that I use with a lot of clients at different stages of their coaching and for a couple of reasons.
It is primarily used to look at how balanced your current life is but I also like using it as a template to think about your ideal life.
Part 1 – How Balanced Is Your Life?
To use it to look at your life now, rate each part of your life out of 10 for how satisfied you are and mark it on the wheel (10 is the outside).
You can use the parts of life shown here, split them (for example separate family & friends) or change them to suit you.
When I go through this with clients I prompt and help by asking questions such as, do you expect to do well at work and be recognised for your contributions? Do you have friends you can trust & rely on?
The new perimeter of the circle represents your wheel of life. Does it surprise you?
If it’s uneven then you’re likely to be experiencing a bumpy journey and perhaps need to make changes in some parts of your life.
If some areas score significantly less than others then you might be feeling unbalanced or as though you’re missing something, are you focusing on one thing at the expense of another for example?
Once you have your own wheel of life you can look at which parts of your life you would like to work on, it might be something simple like getting round to decorating your bedroom (physical environment) or perhaps it’s a larger thing like changing your job (career).
In this busy world with high demands from family and work I meet a lot of people who feel unbalanced and need to make some changes to give themselves time to exercise or focus on personal development.
What could you do in the next week? or month?
If you are ready to make a change then you might find it helps to set a goal around that area of your life – why not check out my SMART goals blog…
Doing all of this alone can be difficult so if you need a hand don’t hesitate to get in touch (Jenny@perpetiel.co.uk / 07971 919498)
I’d love to see your wheels!