Balance is personal and unique to each individual – what may be satisfying or balanced for some may be stressful or boring for others.
This exercise helps raise awareness and allows you to plan a life that is more fulfilling and closer to your definition of balance. It also helps clarify priorities for goal setting.
Balance must be assessed over time. A regular check-in (example: with this exercise) can highlight useful patterns and help you learn even more about yourself.
Tip: print out 3 – 4 copies and set a calendar reminder to review your Wheel of Life once every season / quarter.
Option 2: After printing a copy of this exercise, ask someone who knows you well to complete the scores for you (sometimes it’s helpful to see an outside perception of your life ‘balance’). Important: This must be someone you trust and whose opinion you value – and remember that others may have hidden agendas.