Did you ever wonder, how you can visualize your happiness? Me, too. And recently I found the perfect tool to do so - it's called the Wheel of Life.
What is the Wheel of Life?
It’s simple, it’s the perfect tool to start on your ultimate quest of happiness! In 3 minutes it gives you an overview of your life and how balanced you are.
So, how does it work?
It divides your life into 8 areas and allows you to assess those areas on a scale from 1-10. You can define the categories yourself but I went with those pictured below. You can use it to visualize your happiness and find out which areas of your life are balanced or unbalanced.
Here's a picture of my wheel of life:
How I scored
Note: My life is not always as good as it is at the moment, a few months ago my wheel looked completely different. Life is an evolution and that's perfect. Everything is changing and progressing. So don't worry if yours doesn't look like mine. In fact it's supposed to be different!
Just think of the areas in which you want to improve. For example, I could improve my Physical Environment. Think about why you're unhappy in that area of your life. It could be that (like me) you live in a dorm in college and don't really like my roommates and the apartment itself as well as you’d hoped. Well, it’s time to make a change.
Visualize your happiness
Fill out the wheel of life. Just draw it on a sticky note or a piece of paper.
Ask yourself these questions - on a scale from 1-10:
Connect the dots and look at your wheel of life. (BTW. it's never gonna be round, so don't worry!)
Find your areas of improvements (score 0-7)
Score 8-10 = only improve if it's very important to you
Score 5-7 = room for improvement
Score 0-4 = big room for improvement
Act upon those areas of improvement
I hope this little self-assessment exercise helps you to point out the areas of your life that you can improve upon and that it will bring you to a happier life!
Chris is a happiness warrior and he’s on a mission to find the happiest lifestyle on this planet. With the help of his research and some audience participation, he’s setting out on a 3 month road trip to survey 1000 people about the happiness in their lives. Wanna know more? Check out http://www.happiness101.net/ to learn more about finding the happiest lifestyle.