This exercise helps you to identify what you are most happy with and where you might want to make changes.
The Wheel of Life exercise is a way to visualise all the different parts of your life and to balance up how you feel about each area.
Start by drawing a circle-ish shape, then divide it into segments or slices that represent different parts of your life. Typical categories that are used might include:
Friends and Family Personal development/learning
Relationship Physical environment
Health (including mental wellbeing) Spiritual
Work / Career Community
Or you could look at different parts of your working life.
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). You can colour the segments in if it makes it easier for you to visualise. The new perimeter of the circle represents your ‘Wheel of Life’. Is it a bumpy ride?
Then you can start to think about what needs to change to get back to a more comfortable, even ride.