Life Balance Quiz

The Life Balance Wheel is a powerful tool for assessing your priorities and your level of fulfillment and satisfaction with all aspects of your life. Living a life in balance with your priorities, focusing time and energy on what really matters most, is key to your happiness, to thriving and to living a life of purpose. Isn’t that what we all want?

Use the Life Balance Wheel to envision, design and create the life of your dreams! There are no right answers, only what is true for you. It is a snapshot of your life and your satisfaction today. Life balance shifts over time, so your Life Balance Wheel may be different on another day, next week, next month, or next year.

Step 1: Your Life Balance Today

  • Draw a large circle on a blank sheet of paper (or use the one below).
  • Draw lines from the center to divide the circle into a pie chart, with the wedges of the pie representing various aspects of your life, and label each wedge. The size of each wedge should reflect the time and energy you spend in that area of your life. An area you spend a substantial amount of time and energy in will have a larger wedge than an area that is not as much of a priority to you right now.
  • Consider the following:
    • What do you notice about your Life Balance Wheel?
    • Are there sections that are too large or too small?
    • Are you living a life that reflects your priorities?

Step 2: YOUR Happiness, Satisfaction, Fulfillment TODAY

  • Looking at your Life Balance Wheel, rank your level of fulfillment and satisfaction with each area of your life today on a scale from 0 to 10. A rating of 0 indicates a low level of fulfillment and satisfaction, possibly great disappointment and dissatisfaction. The ultimate in fulfillment and satisfaction is a 10. Regard the center of the wheel as a 0 and the outer edge of the wheel as a 10.
  • Draw an arc in each section of the wheel, parallel to the outer edge, to illustrate your rating for that section. This will create a new perimeter that represents your fulfillment and satisfaction with aspects of your life right now.
  • Consider the following:
    • Based on your ratings, if this is a bicycle wheel, how smooth is the ride?
    • What is working? What exists for you today that contributed to the rating?
    • What is missing? What would improve the rating by one or two levels?
    • What would improve the rating to a 10?
    • Notice how your awareness – of what’s working and what you want more of in your life – affects you, your outlook, your perspective. Notice how you become more aware of your core values, whether they are being honored or not.
    • How can this exercise serve you in designing the life of your dreams?

Step 3: Draw Your Life Balance in the Future

  • Begin with a clean sheet of paper and create a Life Balance Wheel that represents the life you want to live, that reflects your true priorities as you would like to live them. Include areas of your life that were missing in the first Wheel. Re-size the wedges to reflect your priorities in the future. Focus on the life you want to live.
  • Consider the following:
    • Who are you, how are you different in the future?
    • What parts of your life do you want to emphasize?
    • Where do you want to spend more time and energy?
    • Add or delete wedges to suit your desire and vision

You can choose from these categories, combine them (Money & Investments or Spiritual & Personal Growth, for example), or create labels that work better for you.

Friends Spiritual growth
Significant other Investments
Family Fun
Marriage Health
Children Recreation
Career Fitness
Romance Hobbies
Professional development Volunteering
Money Physical environment
Surroundings Personal growth

Remember, Life Balance shifts over time. Update your Life Balance Wheel whenever you experience a significant change in circumstances such as a change in jobs, a change in marital status, the birth of a child, a move or relocation, or anytime you want to re-assess or re-focus your life. Here are some examples of what your wheel might look like. I've created these in Excel using a radar or pie chart.

Part 4: Next Steps

  • Consider these questions:
    • What is included in your future vision of your Life Balance that is missing today?
    • What is missing in your future vision of your Life Balance that you experience today?
    • What small, daily actions can you take to move into your vision?


Choose one area of your life that you want to focus on right away, and decide how you will change that aspect of your life to be as you envision it in the future.

 

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