1. Review the 8 Wheel Categories – think briefly what a satisfying life might look like for you in each area.
  2. Next, pick a number that represents your satisfaction score for each area.
    • For each category, enter a value from 0 (low) – 10 (high) indicating how satisfied you are with that area of your life right now.
    • Choose a value between 1 (very dissatisfied) and 10 (fully satisfied).
    • There are two empty categories that you can modify to suit your own needs (add 2 new categories, or feel free to split up existing categories).
    • Now draw a line and write the score alongside (see example above).
  3. Click Create My Chart when you’re happy with the values, to see the result, and a copy will also be emailed to you so that you can refer back to it, and compare with future versions.

IMPORTANT: Use the FIRST number (score) that pops into your head, not the number you think it should be!


  • Balance is personal and unique to each individual – what may be satisfying or balanced for some may be stressful or boring for others.
  • This exercise can raise your awareness and allow you to plan a life that is more satisfying and closer to their definition of balance. It also helps clarify priorities for goal-setting.
  • Balance must be assessed over time. A regular check-in (eg. with this exercise) can highlight useful patterns and help you learn even more about yourself.