Coaching Corner: Life Wheel
There is a certain rhythm to life. There are ups and downs, times when we feel pulled in one direction or the other. Think about the gravitational force of the moon. As the moon orbits around Earth, the gravitational pull influences and changes the tides. The same can be seen within our lives. All of the situations, people and events within our lives pull us in many different directions and like the tides we can be high is some areas and lower in others.
Healthy balance of life and activities is something that many of us seek out but have found to be elusive. Sometimes we can control the things that draw us out of center, other times we cannot. But we can be mindful of the imbalances within our lives and develop strategies to addresses the sources of pull.
Below is an activity I call the Life Wheel. It is circular diagram with 7 domains. These 7 domains offer a visual representation of our lives and the balance of influences and strengths that we have in this moment.
On a scale of 1-10, rate how you are doing in each one of these domains currently. A rating of 1 indicates that you are completely out of balance in this one domain, a rating of 10 indicated that this area is under control and you are confident in your efforts. Draw a line where you fall on that 1-10 scale for each area. You will find that the line will be bumpy, it will not be in the same area for each domain, and that’s alright! This exercise is designed to raise awareness on what areas we may require some attention and concentrated efforts. Try it out; see what the balance in our life looks like!