IMAGINE HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO…

Understand the areas of your life that need the most attention for growth, and how interconnected they all are.

The Wheel of Life

The wheel of life takes 5 main areas of life, and helps determine which of these areas is most ready for change. It covers various stragegies, techniques and affirmations.

This framework the Stage 2 of my performance coaching program. There are usually 8 distinguished areas, but for our purposes, we have grouped it into the following 5. 

The FIVE elements of the Wheel of Life

The first step in the Wheel of Life is to select an area and carefully consider the value and priority in your life. Then assign 2 numbers to each area. It is a rating, based on 1 – 10. 1 is low, 10 is high. The first number represents your current assessment of the time and attention spent in that area. The second number indicates the time and attention you ideally want to spend on the same life area in the future. 

The difference in numbers implies the gap that is a gauge of the priority for change. 
I have created a worksheet that you can use to easily complete this task, simply email me donita@donitafowler.com
and I will send you the PDF worksheet.

1. Family

Family is your relationship with members of your family, extended family, and family through marriage. It involves time you spend with them, the quality of that time and the quantity as well. The most immediate family are the people in one’s household. 

If you do not have support at home, or if you are not supporting your spouse and children enough, there will be apathy or conflict. Home is the one place you should be able to go to re-energize and replenish your body, your mind and your soul. 

Here are some questions to consider when rating this area on the wheel.

a) Do you have family who are supportive, unconditional and trustworthy?

b) Do you think friendships can be built upon and family and always be counted on?

c) To what extent do you spend your free time with family?

2. Personal and Social

Personal and social aspects are focused on who you are, your relationships with yourself, your relationship with your friends, those you wish were your friends, and how many friends you have or want, and how much time you spend with them, and so on. Think about this carefully, your social relationships can support or create friction in your family and other areas. 

This area can relate directly to your self esteem. It can be linked to how your view yourself in the world compared to others who you value. Maintaining close and meaningful friendships are a lot of work and take a lot of time and commitment. 

Here are some questions to consider when rating this area on the wheel. 

a) Do you have friends who are supportive, unconditional and trustworthy?

b) Do you spend free time with friends, and enjoy life alongside them?

c) Are you open to new experiences are are you eager to learn?

d) Do you have a lot of friends, and do you have the opportunity to make more?

 

3. Health

Your health is a broad category that covers your personal health. This could be about eating, fitness, pain, disease, injuries, and mental health. Anything related to your body or mentality is included. Being unfit, overweight, smoking, having unstable moods and many more can negatively affect your life and make you unhappy and dysfunctional. These can also affect many other areas of the wheel. 

Here are some questions to consider when rating this area on the wheel. 

a) How physically and mentally healthy are you?

b) How do you feel most of the time?

c) Are you satisfied with your appearance, weight, and energy levels?

4. Career and Wealth

Your career includes anything related to your career, including your ambitions, education, as well as your wealth, money, your attitude towards money and saving. Anything related to career and finances is associated with this element. This is a big element of life, and it can impact so many areas of the wheel.

Here are some questions to consider when rating this area on the wheel. 

a) Does your job/career bring you happiness?

b) Does the job/career earn enough for a satisfactory living?

c) Are you dependent on loans?

5. Spirituality

Spiritual is not only about your relationship to God, or whoever you worship, or whatever you believe in. Spiritual guidance also applies to those who do not practice or believe in any religion. Spirituality is about searching for a higher meaning and our purpose in life. It’s about what we want to be remember for when we are gone, and what we want our legacy to be. 

Spirituality is about seeking inner growth, and achieving your full potential in the context of having a higher purpose. This area, above all others, is the one the may be closest linked to all other areas. In order to reach your full potential, you may need to explore all areas of the wheel.

Here are some questions to consider when rating this area on the wheel. 

a) Are you spiritually connected to both the inner and outer world?

b) To what extent do you value personal growth?

c) Do you want to leave a legacy when you are gone? Are you on the path to creating one?

The wheel of life

This is a way to understand the different areas of your life that need the most growth and attention.

Contact me if you want more information on the Wheel of Life, or the resources on how to use it.