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Wheel of Life

At Thrivify Academy, we are all about mindset and productivity science. The Wheel of Life is a very simple yet powerful tool that gives you a vivid visual representation of all the important areas of your current life in one picture. Life coaches and career coaches usually give their clients a “bird’s eye” view of their lives.

By looking at a visual representation of all the areas of your life in one picture, it will create a better understanding which of your life areas are growing and which ones need more work.

It is called the “Wheel of Life” because each area of your life is mapped on a circle, like the spoke of a wheel. The concept was originally created by Paul J. Meyer, founder of Success Motivation® Institute, Inc.

Start by brainstorming the eight dimensions of your life that are important to you.

Write These Down on the Wheel

Write down these dimensions on the diagram, one on each spoke of the life wheel.

Assess Each Area

Different areas of your life will need different levels of attention at different times. So the next step is to assess the amount of attention you’re currently devoting to each area.

Consider each dimension in turn, and on a scale of 0 (low) – to 10 (high), write down the amount of attention you’re devoting to that area of your life. Mark each score on the appropriate spoke of your Life Wheel.

Fill in the area from 0 – 10

Now join up the marks around the circle. Does your life wheel look and feel balanced?

Think About Your Ideal Level

Next step is to consider your ideal level in each area of your life. A balanced life does not mean getting 5 in each life area: some areas need more attention and focus than others at any time.

So, what would the ideal level of attention be for you in each life area?

Use different colour pen and mark the ideal life to set goals for yourself.

Take Action

Now you have a visual representation of your current life balance and your ideal life balance. Where are the gaps? These are the areas of your life that need attention.

And remember that gaps can go both ways. There are almost certainly areas that are not getting as much attention as you’d like. However, there may also be areas where you’re putting in more effort than you’d ideally like. These areas are sapping energy and enthusiasm that may better be directed elsewhere.

Once you have identified the areas that need attention, it’s time to plan the actions needed to work on regaining balance.

Download Thrivify Blueprint Planner to Plan your life and achieve your goals.


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