Ditch New Year’s Resolutions; THIS Is The Best Goal-Setting Strategy.

It’s the Wheel of Life.

  • Get unstuck (big or small)
  • Find more balance in your life
  • Or kick your life into the next gear

How to do the Wheel of Life exercise:

  • Secondly, select your eight categories. I recommend focusing on the prepopulated ones the first time, as they are the most common. Then as you prepare to do another Wheel of Life, consider expanding to other zones.
  • Next, pick a category to start with, and then answer the question: On a 0–10 scale, how satisfied are you currently with this area of your life?” Then shade in the related amount; if you’re a 4, shade in 40% of the pie or a 2, shade in 20%, a 9, shade in 90%.
  • Then work your way around the wheel, answering that same question for each pie slice. At the end of this, you’ll be able to see just how satisfied you are in the foundational areas of your life. You should end up with something that looks like this but may be less colorful.
  • Lastly, and THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC REALLY HAPPENS AND IS A BIT TRICKY. Pick the 1–3 categories where you want to make an impact first and then identify 1–2 things you can do to improve that category. Let me explain.
  • grew closer with my husband by instituting a weekly Date Night where each other surprised the other with a date evening
  • I also improved my mental health by reducing my unthinking, reflexive social media routines from my life.
  • I enhanced my perception of my money management by developing a monthly burn-down/savings chart with my husband, which we update every month.
  • I further developed my relationships with friends and family by creating times to connect (a personal favorite was hosting a Friendsgiving this year), plus focusing on unplugging from technology while doing so.

How about you?

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Personal coach @ Thrive. Founded Compt & HubSpot Academy. Passionate about learning & sharing ideas so together we can reach our fullest potential.

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