About the Wheel of Life
The Wheel of Life, also known as the Life Balance Wheel, is a powerful tool for life and career planning. Developed by Paul J. Meyer, who introduced this framework to assist individuals in assessing and enhancing various aspects of their lives. The Wheel of Life consists of eight domains including career, money, health, fun & recreation, family & friends, significant other/romance, personal development and physical environment.
Benefits of using the Wheel of Life
Self-Reflection: The Wheel of Life encourages introspection, prompting you to evaluate where you currently stand in different facets of your life. This self-awareness is the first step towards meaningful change.
Identifying Priorities: By assessing each area of your life, you can identify which aspects are most important to you and deserve more focus and energy. This clarity helps you prioritise your time and resources effectively.
Goal Setting: Armed with a clear understanding of your strengths and areas for improvement, you can set realistic and achievable goals across various domains of your life. These goals serve as guideposts on your journey towards greater fulfilment.
Tracking Progress: As you make changes and progress towards your goals, the Wheel of Life serves as a visual tracking tool, allowing you to monitor your growth and celebrate your successes.
Course Correction: Life is dynamic, and priorities may shift over time. The Wheel of Life enables you to regularly reassess your life and make necessary adjustments to ensure ongoing balance and alignment with your values and aspirations.
Instructions for using the Wheel of Life tool:
Step 1 – Click Start Assessment below and rate each domain on a scale of your current level of satisfaction from 1 (low) to 10 (high). If there are any domains you wish to skip you can click ‘This is not important to me’ to move to the next domain. This is not recommended as you should be evaluating everything in your equally.
Step 2 – Once you have completed your ratings, click the View My Wheel button in the bottom right of the page.
Step 3- You can email your wheel to yourself, share it with others or use the CTRL + P (Command + P on a Mac) shortcut key to print it or save to PDF to your computer or other device.