What is the wheel of life?
The wheel of life is a tool that lets you explore the different areas, regions, or fields of your life. The goal of this exercise is to gain awareness of those different areas and the time you spent with them, how important they are to you, and how satisfied you are with them.
We provide some areas (like family, university, relationships, etc.) and you can finish the wheel with areas that we do not mention, but that play an important role in your life (e.g., exercise).
How to construct the wheel of life?
You will draw a circle and divide it into 8 sections. Each section is labeled with one of the areas of life. The areas proposed are:
Relationships (could be split into romantic or friendly)
For the other areas you can freely choose your own categories like for example:
These are only recommendations, please make the wheel of life completely your own. It is there to serve you and help you reflect on the areas that play a large role in your life. This is different for all of us, so please add and remove categories as you wish.
Between each category you can label the line with a scale from 0-10.
Next you will take three different colors and for each category mark on a scale from 0-10:
how much time you spent on that area
how important that area is for you
how satisfied you are with that area.
So, one color for each aspect: time spent, importance, and satisfaction
After doing so you can either connect the marks, color the areas underneath or leave them as is as you prefer the to visualize your thoughts.