Wheel of Life
When life is busy, or all your energy is focused on a special project, it’s all too easy to find yourself off balance, not paying enough attention to important areas of your life. While you need to have driven and focus if you’re going to get things done, taking this too far can lead to frustration and intense stress. This is where the Wheel of Life (or Life Wheel) can help. Commonly used by professional life coaches, it helps you consider each area of your life in turn and assess what’s off balance. As such, it helps you to identify areas that need more attention. 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. Start by brainstorming the six to eight dimensions of your life that are important for you. The roles you play in life, for example: husband / wife, father / mother, manager, colleague, team member, sports player, community leader, or friend. Areas of life that are important to you, for example: artistic expression, positive attitude, career, education, family, friends, financial freedom, physical challenge, pleasure, or public service. Your own combination of these (or different) things, reflecting the things that are your priorities in life. Write down these dimensions on the diagram, one on each spoke of the life wheel. 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. Now join up the marks around the circle. Does your life wheel look and feel balanced? Next it is time 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. The question is what would the ideal level of attention be for you in each life area?
The Wheel of Life template provides you with all the tools you need to build your wheel of life. All slides of the template are divided into categories of your life and you can change their names if necessary. In the additional fields, you can add notes for categories that are important to you. This template will be useful for business trainers and psychologists when preparing their training courses. Being able to visualize your relationship to each category gives you the opportunity to see the big picture. This will allow you to make the right decision so that you can live in harmony with yourself. All slide elements are easy to edit. This template’s slides will complement your professional presentations.