Where is your life now? Part 2 of 4 self-help guide from North East Counselling Services.

Using the wheel of life

NECS have compiled a number of self-help exercises for you to use to help you discover who you are. At NECS we use similar tools to help individuals evaluate how they feel and to map their own progress. This is part 2 of 4, Where Is Your Life Now?(the first in the series is entitled Who Am I?).

The wheel of life is simple to use. It helps you to think about who you are, and who you want to be.

How to use the wheel of life

Using the FREE self-help download, using the 8 segments of life, simply score yourself from 1-10 (1 being very poor, 10 being magnificent).  Be honest and have a good think about it. Take each topic and reflect on the good and bad things and then score yourself in each segment.

Once you’ve completed the scoring you can then review the lowest scores, these are the ones you need to focus your time on. If something is an 8 right now, trying to get it to a 10 is less priority than getting a 3 to an 8.

And anyway, who has a perfect life? 

Not knowing what you are aiming for is exhausting – it would be like constantly trying to jump the high jump but not knowing where the bar is. Aiming too high will also make you unhappy. If you constantly strive to achieve something that is unattainable it will make you feel like a failure.

There is nothing wrong with being ambitious but it has to be realistic.

Once you have looked at these aspects of your life, you will start to get a better idea of who you are and who you want to be.  Now you can look with honesty at your life – has your wheel changed?

Are the scores better than they were or are there things you need to do to make them higher?

You can start to think about taking control of your life and where it is going – and you know what you need to give priority to.

Have a go at your wheel of life (using the free self-help download below) then set the wheels in motion as to how you can improve your life and don’t just exist.

Where Is Your Life Now? FREE download here