Have you ever wondered how balanced your life is?

The Wheel of Life, also known as the Life Balance Wheel, Wellness Wheel or Level 10 Life, is a simple yet powerful self-assessment tool that has been widely embraced by coaches and the self-help community.

Despite its many names, the core function remains the same: it provides a holistic snapshot of your life, assisting you in identifying areas that require more attention to create harmony and balance.

Well-known coaches like Tony Robbins and coaching industry pioneer Paul J. Meyer have championed this tool, evidencing its long-standing and widespread use.

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Wheel of Life Guide + Free Templates

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What is a Wheel of Life?

Wheel of Life is a powerful exercize designed to help you take a step back, look at your life holistically, and figure out areas that might need a bit more love and attention.

It’s like a pie chart with segments representing important life areas. You rate your satisfaction in each area, typically on a scale from 1 to 10. It’s a straightforward way to visualize your life’s balance and decide where to focus your efforts for improvement.

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Using the Life Wheel might seem easy, but trust me, it can get quite intense. It’s like taking a deep dive into yourself, laying bare how you truly feel about each aspect of your life. This isn’t just another item on your daily checklist but a profound process of self-discovery.

Let’s imagine, you’ve been channeling your energies into your work but you’ve noticed that your health or relationships section on your Wheel of Life is looking a little lackluster. This is where the Wheel of Life assessment comes to your rescue. It’s a gentle nudge, a visual reminder saying, “Hey, maybe you need to focus a little more here!”

But here’s the thing, life isn’t a perfect ten all the time. And that’s okay! You’re not supposed to excel in every single area. Life isn’t about perfection, it’s about balance. The aim of the Wheel of Life isn’t to score top marks in every section, but to ensure that none of the areas are neglected and you’re overall happy with how things are going. After all, we’re all trying to create a life that feels balanced and is uniquely ours, aren’t we?

18 Free Wheel of Life Printable Templates

Over the last four years, I’ve poured my heart into designing a variety of Wheel of Life templates, and I’m excited to share this extensive collection with you, absolutely free!

Just a gentle reminder that these printables are intended for personal use only. However, if you’re a coach or wish to use my templates for business or any non-personal purposes, I invite you to visit my Etsy shop (the link goes to the section with all the Wheel of Life templates I designed). There, you’ll find them very affordably priced, allowing you to brand, customize, and utilize them exactly as you need.

Thank you for understanding and respecting the use of these designs. I can’t wait for you to explore and use them to enhance your personal growth journey!

Digital Hygge’s Collection of Printable Wheel of Life Templates

Below, there are 18 Wheel of Life templates available for free download. For customization or a commercial license, please contact me on Etsy.

This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Style 1.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Style 2.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Style 3.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life 10 Areas.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. The design made in bullet journal style.
Wheel of Life Bullet Journal.
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This is a preview of the printable Blank Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. The design made in bullet journal style.
Blank Wheel of Life Bullet Journal.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Template Simple 1.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Template Simple 2.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. Pastel colors. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories.
Blank Wheel of Life Style 1.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. Pastel colors. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. Aesthetic design. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Aesthetic.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. Aesthetic design. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Boho Style.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Worksheet. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Worksheet Pastel 1.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Worksheet. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Worksheet Pastel 2.
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This is a preview of the printable Blank Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. The design made in bullet journal style.
Blank Wheel of Life Template.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Worksheet. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Worksheet.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
Wheel of Life Modern 1.
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This is a preview of the printable Wheel of Life Template. This is a classic wheel of life with 8 categories. Printer-friendly design.
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Customizible Wheel of Life Templates

If you’re short on time or want a professionally designed template, look no further! I’ve designed 10 unique Wheel of Life templates, ranging from the classic 8-section circles to options with 6, 7, 9, or 10 sections, available both blank or pre-filled. Discover the entire collection in the “Wheel of Life” section of my Etsy shop. For those seeking something truly unique, I also accept custom orders.

Interested in multiple designs? Take advantage of a special bundle offer by using the coupon code CANVAWHEELOFLIFE to receive a 20% discount. The best part? All these templates come with a commercial license, allowing you to brand them as your own and use them in your business or coaching practice.

Below are some previews from the templates available in the Etsy shop.

My Most Popular Wheel of Life Canva Template

If you’re not a designer, don’t worry. My templates take away the tough designing parts, so you can focus on what matters most: your business and your brand. You can tweak every detail on the template, from fonts and colors to anything you see, really.

What’s Inside?

  • 7 unique wheel designs: four with 8 areas, one with 9 areas, and two with 10 areas.
  • Fully customizable: adjust text, fonts, colors, or add graphics as you like.
  • Tried and tested quality: crafted with love and attention to detail.

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Wheel of Life Canva Template
This Wheel of Life Bundle is the original Wheel of Life design that has been customer’s favorite on Etsy for 4 years!

NEW in My Shop! Wheel of Life Coaching Worksheets.

These worksheets are editable in Canva. There is also a smaller 4-page printable version.

1. Ready-to-use worksheets with real content
2. Easy to print at home for clients who like paper copies
3. Canva allows customization of text, fonts, and colors + makes adding your logo easy
4. Modern and clean designs
5. Created specifically for coaches 

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Wheel of Life Worksheets for Coaching.

8 Common Wheel of Life Areas

The classic Wheel of Life is divided into 8 key areas of life. However, you shouldn’t feel constrained with the predefined amount categories and their labels. It is a visual representation of YOUR life, of the things you value and care about.

If a detailed Wheel of Life makes you feel anxious and overwhelmed, you can create fewer categories so you can focus on bigger areas of life.

If you feel that you what more specific categories, you can either add additional categories or split existing ones into more narrow areas.

There aren’t right or wrong types of categories. The Wheel of Life (or Life Balance Wheel) is 100% your vision and not anybody else’s.

The classic wheel of life includes the following areas of life:

  1. Business & Career: Alternative labels include Vocation, Work, Business, Motherhood, Fatherhood, Parenting, Volunteering, etc.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – How happy and fulfilled are you by your work?
    – Is your business/career thriving or not?
    – Where is it right now? Where would you like it to be?
  2. Finances: Other label ideas include Money, Wealth, Financial Security and Financial Wellbeing.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – How comfortable do you feel about your financial situation?
    – How is your financial education?
    – How does your bank/savings accounts look like?
    – Do you manage your finances effectively?
    – How would you like to feel about your financial status?
  3. Health & Fitness: Alternatives include Wellbeing, Fitness, Body, Physical. This category could also be split into Physical Health and Emotional Health, in addition it can include Spiritual Health.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – How happy are you with your overall health?
    – How do you feel about your energy levels and vitality?
    – Do you exercise regularly?
    – Do you think that you are at the athletics level that you would like to be?
    – Are you happy with the general state of your physical body?
  4. Family & Friends: Alternative labels might be Community, Social Life. Family and Friends category can be split into separate categories of “Family” and “Friends”.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – How is your relationship with your family and friends?
    – Do you spend enough time with them? Do you feel connected to them?
  5. Relationship: Alternatives include Dating, Intimate Life, Significant Other, Significant Other, Life Partner.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – How would you rate your life with your partner/your loved one?
    – Is it a romantic life?
    – Do you spend enough time together?
    – Do you understand each other?
    – Do you express yourself well enough to be understood?
    – Do you love and feel loved?
  6. Personal Development: Alternatives include Learning, Self-Development, Personal Growth or Spiritual.

    – How do you see yourself growing as an individual?
    – Do you think you are investing enough in your personal growth?
  7. Fun & Recreation: Some other ideas for this category label include Leisure Time, Hobbies, Sports, Play, Creativity and Enjoyment.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    – Do you let yourself to spend enough time to rest, have fun and rejuvenate?
  8. Physical Environment: Other labels for this category could be simply “Home”, “House” or “Apartment”. The category could be split into two for work and home environments. It is especially important right now when many people start working from home.

    Questions to ask yourself:
    When it comes to people, ask yourself a question whether the people you live with, work with or spend your time with make you feel good. Do you like what kind of people you are around? Do you feel nourished when around these people or do they drain your energy?

If you have never made your own Wheel of Life before and are a beginner when it comes to life evolution and self-assessment, you probably want to start with 8 predefined categories. With time, you might want to tweak the categories to better match your core values.

Remember that you can customize the categories by simply giving them other names that feel more right for YOU and/or splitting an existing category into two or more.

Additional Wheel of Life Areas

It is highly recommended that you put some extra thought into what categories you would like to see in your Wheel of Life. There are many assessment questions you might want to ask when considering your overall happiness. In addition to the commonly used areas, here are some ideas for additional areas you can assess:

  • Contribution to Community
  • Security
  • Planning for Future
  • Spirituality and Spiritual Growth
  • Religion
  • Mental State
  • Sense of Self
  • Creativity
  • Attitude
  • Lifestyle
  • Leadership
  • Achievement
  • etc.

How to Use the Wheel of Life Assessment: Step-By-Step Guide

Filling out the Wheel of Life is a straightforward and insightful exercise. Here’s a simple guide to help you through it.

Remember, there’s no right or wrong here; it’s all about understanding your own life better. So, take a moment, relax, and begin this journey of self-discovery.

How to Complete the Wheel of Life

  1. Decide which areas of life you want to assess

    To begin balancing your life using the Wheel of Life, the first step is to select the life areas you find most relevant. Remember, the key is personalization – choose a template that resonates with you. There are many versions available, each with different categories and different number of them. Pick one that aligns with what matters most in your life, as this will make the exercise more meaningful and effective for you.
  2. Set priorities for areas of life

    After labeling each segment of the Wheel of Life, the next step is to prioritize these areas. Reflect on which aspect is currently most crucial for you.

    Start by assigning the highest priority (number 1) to the most important area, such as ‘Family & Friends’ if it’s your top priority.

    Then, continue ranking each area in order of importance to you. This process helps in focusing your efforts on areas that matter most in your life at this moment.
  3. Rate each area of your life on a scale from 1 to 10

    Next, rate each area of your life on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. Think about where you currently stand in each area and assign a score. Once you’ve decided on a score, visually represent it by coloring in that section of the wheel.

    For instance, a score of 10 means coloring the entire segment, while a score of 1 means coloring just a small part. This visual representation will help you see which areas are thriving and which need more attention.
  4. Set a goal for each area of your life

    After evaluating each area of your life, it’s time to set goals for where you’d like to be in the future. This involves envisioning your ideal state in each life area. Setting clear goals helps you identify the gap between where you are now and where you want to be. It’s a crucial step in creating a focused plan for personal growth and improvement.
  5. Analysis

    After assessing each life area, analyze the interconnectedness between them. Look for areas that might be improved simultaneously. For example, enhancing your physical health could positively impact your emotional well-being. Also, identify if any poorly balanced areas are adversely affecting others. This analysis will help you understand how different aspects of your life influence each other and can guide more effective goal setting.
  6. Make an actionable plan

    The last and crucial step is creating an actionable plan for each life area. Consider specific steps you can take to improve each segment. Ask yourself: What actions will help raise my satisfaction level in this area? This step involves outlining concrete, achievable actions that will move you closer to your desired state in each part of your life. Your plan should be clear, focused, and tailored to your individual goals and circumstances.

Final words of advice: when filling in your very own Wheel of Life, the hardest part is to HONESTLY answer the questions when rating each area of your life. You should access each area based on the real life situation and not based on what you think you “should” answer.

Conclusion

The Wheel of Life, a.k.a. Life Balance Wheel, gives a holistic view on where the person is in their journey and what needs to be done in order to make progress towards a happier and more harmonious life. It is no wonder that many self-help gurus such as Tony Robbins and Zig Ziglar have used versions of this tool.

Sometimes you might think that you have a problem in one area of life but the exercise shows you a totally different perspective.

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Last Update: February 12, 2024

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