TIP: WHEEL OF LIFE
by Dr. Carol Renaud Gaffney
Copyright Carol R. Gaffney, Ph.D. 1996
Who am I, where am I, why am I getting
what I've got???
Take a moment to think
about yourself. Take a full breath out. Breathe
out as though you are blowing into a balloon -
hoo, hoo, hoo. Feel your shoulders and stomach
drop. Feel your body let go and relax. Now release
that breath and your lungs will spontaneously
fill. Feel your self as life giving oxygen fills
your body. Be aware of yourself. Now evaluate
your satisfaction in each of the areas of your
life that are represented on the wheel:
Career, financial, health, intellectual, social,
family, spiritual, leisure time, environmental,
What to do:
Place a number that corresponds to how satisfied
you are on each spoke. For example, if you are
moderately satisfied with family place a 4, 5,
or 6 on the spoke next to family, Use 0 as not
satisfied at all and 10 as completely satisfied.
Add the number from each area and now divide by
100. This is your Quality of Life Ratio (QLR).
How satisfied are you with your score? Do you
know that you can have a QLR of 100. Go for it!!