Finding Balance

This exercise will help clarify priorities for goal-setting, allowing you to plan so that your life is closer to your definition of balance.

Balance is personal and unique to each individual. What may be balance for you, may be stressful or dull for others.

Balance needs to be assessed over time, so you can use this tool to highlight patterns and learn more about
yourself.

One off interventions, or a 10 week programme. We work with groups using a tried and tested toolkit to help identify and resolve issues. We include psychometric tools as appropriate. We also provide a 1 day workplace mediation service

  1. Family/Friends
  2. Partner/Significant Other
  3. Career
  4. Finances
  5. Health (emotional/physical/fitness/nutrition/wellbeing)
  6. Physical Environment/Home
  7. Fun/Recreation/Leisure
  8. Personal Growth/Learning/Self-development
  9. Spiritual wellbeing (not necessarily religion – can be sense of self)
  10. Others could include security, service, leadership, integrity, achievement or community.

Think about what success feels like in each area

Rank your level of satisfaction with each area of your life by drawing a line across each segment. Place a value between 1 (very dissatisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied) against each area to show how satisfied you are currently with these elements in your life.

The new perimeter of the circle represents your 'Wheel”. Is it a bumpy ride

To go deeper ask yourself some of these questions:

  1. Are there any surprises for you?
  2. How do you feel about your life as you look at your Wheel?
  3. How do you currently spend time in these areas?
  4. How would you like to spend time in these areas? (emotional/physical/fitness/nutrition/wellbeing)
  5.  Which of these elements would you most like to improve?
  6.  How could you make space for these changes?
  7. Can you effect the necessary changes on your own?
  8. What help and cooperation from others might you need?
  9. What would make that a score of 10?
  10.  What would a score of 10 look like?

PROFESSIONAL WHEEL OF LIFE INSTRUCTIONS

The 8 sections in the Wheel represent balance.

  • Please change, split or rename any category so that it’s
    meaningful and represents a balanced life for you.
  • Next, taking the centre of the wheel as 0 and the outer
    edge as 10, rank your level of satisfaction with each
    area out of 10 by drawing a straight or curved line to
    create a new outer edge (see example)
  • The new perimeter of the circle represents your ‘Wheel’.
    Is it a bumpy ride?