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Assessing the Life Balance With The Wheel of Life and Working to Improve the Situation – VISIYA

Updated: May 4, 2023

Due to the differences in coaching tastes and preferences it is certainly not possible to develop a rigorous, unambiguous system of evaluation. However, the following standard can be taken as a basis:

  • 0 to 3 points – the life sector is neglected; the problems must be solved immediately;

  • 4 to 7 points – small changes through gradual, painstaking work are required;

  • 8 to 10 points – everything is stable and even fine, no adjustments needed.

Look at the life wheel you got. Is it small or large? Smooth or with gaps? If you are in perfect harmony, you will get a perfectly smooth wheel of life with as full sectors as possible. A small wheel or deep troughs are a sign of dissatisfaction.

Don't be intimidated by the imperfect form. You simply can't achieve the best results in all areas of life. In some areas you will succeed more, in others less. It’s a matter of having developed a system of priorities. The purpose of the Wheel of Life is to pinpoint the most problematic areas which, once stabilized, can help a person achieve balance as a whole.

Wheel of balance sheet filled out laying on a table
Example of a filled out wheel of balance

If you want to bring balance back into your life, you need to develop a plan for dealing with the problematic sectors. First choose 2-3 sectors with the lowest grades, and plan to stabilize them by thinking about the following:

  1. What goal or outcome will bring you a sense of satisfaction and comfort in this area.

  2. What actions should be taken to solve the problems.

  3. How much time it will take. Clear deadlines are very important, they will prevent you from slacking off on your tasks.

  4. Try to understand that it is you who needs it all. Putting pressure won't make much progress.

Good planning skills come in handy here. Learn more about it in our article How to Achieve Goals.

Let's take, for example, the “Health” sector to illustrate this point. What the plan might look like:

  1. The goal – to lose 5 kilos

  2. The deadline – 1 month

  3. Actions: healthy diet and jogging 3 times a week

This is how a plan is made for any area of life. It is desirable to analyze changes once a month in order to see progress. You should create a new Life Balance Wheel after six months or a year. Again, it is very important not to rely on the past pattern, but to reassess everything.

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