Now we’re onto the second happiness question: Where are you? That means: where are you in life? This is where you can clearly identify what’s right and what’s wrong for you: the things you like and don’t like, the things you want to keep and the things you want to change.
You may have done the Wheel of Life or balance wheel before, but as with other types of exercises, it’s a good idea to do this on a regular basis. Life changes, and it’s useful to notice how things have improved.
So, how does your life currently rank on a scale of one to ten in the following areas: career, family, finance, health/wellness, personal growth, self expression, social life, spirituality/religion? Analyse how your life is going in each of these areas. Be sure not to over-analyse. Just give a quick, honest answer.
And remember, you won’t help yourself by being dishonest. This is all about getting to know the real you, without judgement and without hiding from the truth. Let’s take a minute so you can make note of these rankings. 10 is the absolute best: couldn’t be better. 1 is the worst you can imagine.
- Print the document in the above link. I’ve already filled in the categories, but you can
- Adjust the categories if needed. Consider the following: health/wellness, exercise/gym, relationship with partner, personal growth and development, spirituality, religion, career development, studies, giving back/contribution to society, financial prosperity, savings, socialising/fun, friends, family, children, parents, entertainment, work, personal space, hobbies, sports, artistic expression, etc. Can you think of any additional areas? Please share them in the comments below.
- Now rank how you’re doing in each of the areas, on a scale of 1 to 10. If you’re unclear how to do it, use the example above. Get creative and use colored pens, oil pastels, or paints if you like.
How did that go? This is such a simple exercise, yet it makes it so easy to get clear on where we are in life.