All about balance

Wheel of Life

The Wheel of Life exercise is a tool that I love using in my practise when my coachee is feeling unbalanced in life.

It can help you create more clarity on how you actually spend your time versus how you want to spend your time.

Creating clarity

The idea of the Wheel of Life is to determine how satisfied you are about how you spend your time. It’s not an assessment of the amount of time itself. It’s more important to focus on how much time and energy we want to spend in the different areas in our life.

Feeling balanced is such a personal thing.

There is no point in comparing your hours with others. For example if you normally go to the gym five times a week and you notice that that lately it has been three times, you might not be satisfied with this amount. But if you normally never go to the gym and lately you have been going twice a week, you probably (and rightfully) are super proud and satisfied with this amount of time.


Sometimes we read about work-life balance. I believe in balance in all areas in life. As shown in The Wheel of Life. When you’re having a couple of really bad nights and a huge lack of sleep (been there), this will impact your health (you might get sick), our ability to put criticism or comments in perspective (no room for negativity); the way we want to spend our free time (straight to bed), etc etc.

It’s all about having a satisfied balance in ALL areas in our life.

You can do this exercise right now, by following these instructions:

Look at the 8 categories on the Wheel of Life. If necessary you can add something that is missing, or re-label an area to make it more significant to you.

If you want the Wheel of Life as a workdocument with some extra questions please send me an email.

  1. Ask yourself the question: “What does success or satisfaction per area look like to you?” Be as specific as possible.
  2. Place a value between 1 (not satisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied) per area of your life.
  3. Reflect on your levels of satisfaction. Are you surprised?
  4. What would a 10 look like to you?
  5. What needs to happen to create that 10?
  6. What is the first area that needs your attention? What is the first area you want to give your attention?
  7. Action: think of 1 action for each area and pick 1 -3 actions to get started.

If you are interested in digging a bit deeper: feel welcome to book a free session with me. No strings attached! Send me an email for more information.

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