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Balance Your Wheel of Life

Balance Your Wheel of Life

Most of us have occasional trouble creating lives of balance, where we are nourished and fed by our activities, not depleted. This fun little activity will help you pinpoint in moments where your life gives you energy and where it takes more than you get back.

Find out how balanced your wheel is, and what to do about getting it in better harmony, here:

1. Draw a large circle and slice it like a pie into eight or more wedges. (This is not a science or art project, so aim for good-enough, not perfection.)

2. Label each wedge with an aspect of your life–such as career, money, health, friends and family, significant relationship, personal growth, creativity, and fun/recreation.

3. Color in each wedge from the center point outward, approximating how much fulfillment you have in each area. The wheel might now look like a small circle, telling you thereís room to expand in all directions. Or you may be seeing an oval shape or a flat tire.

4. Choose one area that needs bolstering or that simply draws you. Write down three strategies–make them baby steps or huge leaps if youíre ready–that would help you become more fulfilled in that area. Commit to a friend when you will do al least one of these actions.

Why is balance an energy booster? Itís physics: the bigger and rounder the wheel, the less force you have to exert to move it.

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Adapted from 365 Energy Boosters, by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt (Conari Press, 2005). Copyright (c) 2005 by Seton and Kornblatt. Reprinted by permission of Conari Press.
Adapted from 365 Energy Boosters, by Susannah Seton and Sondra Kornblatt (Conari Press, 2005).

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4:44AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013


5:22AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Good advice, thanks!

11:10AM PST on Jan 7, 2013


6:59PM PDT on Aug 28, 2012

Thanks Annie.

12:33AM PDT on Apr 27, 2011


3:07AM PDT on Mar 21, 2011

interesting point of view

2:35AM PDT on Aug 7, 2010

Thanks for the article.

1:25PM PDT on Jul 22, 2010

this is a great idea! i just drew mine, and i know what i have to do now. thanks :)

1:17PM PST on Jan 4, 2010

Thank you for this idea, I think I'll try it.

8:02PM PST on Dec 28, 2009

Balance is needed in all aspects.
I like to balance.

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