What is a Wheel of Life assessment?

The Wheel of Life is a tool that we often use with our coaching clients. What is a Wheel of Life and how can it benefit you?
A Wheel of Life is used to assess the balance between different areas of your life. Different variants exist, but most commonly, these 8 dimensions are scored on a range of 1–10:

  • Physical Environment
  • Business/Career
  • Finances
  • Health
  • Family/Friends
  • Romance
  • Personal Growth
  • Fun/Recreation

You can either use this standard model or adapt it according to your own situation by adding dimensions or altering them.

Image from The Start of Happiness

The origins of the Wheel of Life

Paul J. Meyer, a…

Your life purpose is what drives you. It motivates you to keep going even when you encounter adversity. It gives you the strength to strive for bigger and better things. Nevertheless, finding a life purpose that feels meaningful to you can be difficult. And, what IS a life purpose, exactly?

Disclaimer: I’m not reinventing the wheel here. There’s tons of reading material on finding your life purpose out there, so I tried to compile the best advice into one comprehensive framework that you can follow.

Read on to find out what a life purpose is, and how to find yours.

What is a life purpose, exactly?

After graduating, I started working in tech right away. I was psyched to start working in this fast-moving industry. I had heard great stories of friends who were working and obviously playing hard in the tech sector. Due to the numerous positive stories of friends and other people about the tech sector, it was an obvious choice for me in which industry to start my career after my master’s in Business Information Management.

What all the people I spoke about working in tech didn’t say, is what I found out working for years in the tech sector. This young industry…

Many of us are familiar with the imposter syndrome. If not the name, then at least the feelings of inadequacy it designates. Where do these feelings come from? Why do we feel them, and what can we do to alleviate them?

You’ll find the answers to all these questions and more in this blog post.

Imposter syndrome is not an officially recognized psychiatric disorder. This means that there is no defined list of symptoms or proven treatments. Plus, we can’t even agree on a single cause for this issue. It’s most likely a combination of various innate and environmental factors…

In this blog post, I’ll share how online coaching can help you boost happiness and life fulfilment. These online coaching techniques can enable you to enjoy life more:

  1. Increasing Awareness — A technique that helps you to understand yourself and your position in this world better. It sets you up for the life path that suits you.
  2. Taking Responsibility — A technique that lets you understand that you are responsible for your own happiness. This technique can result in a paradigm shift.
  3. Sharing Acceptance — A technique that helps you to bring matters into perspective. …

We’ve all heard of it, some of us swear by meditation for increasing our mental wellbeing, others think it’s just some hippie mumbo-jumbo.

But what does the science say?

Meditation vs. Mindfulness

Let’s start with a little side note on the terms “meditation” and “mindfulness”. I’ve used these terms interchangeably in this blog post since I tried to stay faithful to the terminology from the original studies mentioned.

Nevertheless, I think it’s important to note here that these 2 terms do not strictly describe the same thing, even though they are closely related concepts. According to Deepak Chopra’s article about meditation vs. …

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.

- Zig Ziglar

How does expressing gratitude affect the brain?

Let’s take a few seconds and think about one thing we feel grateful for. I, for one, am grateful for all the kind and loving people in my life. What about you? I’m sure you’re familiar with the feeling of gratitude. But what is it, exactly, and what are the effects of expressing gratitude?

Psychologists have defined gratitude as a positive emotional response that we perceive when we…

86% of PhD students experience marked levels of anxiety during their PhD years.

- Postgraduate Research Experience Survey PRES

After graduation, I immediately started working for a big corporate. We were challenged daily to boost our productivity and to lure us away from the work mentality we had while studying at university. Sometimes I heard colleagues and friends around me talking about people they know who decided to do a PhD. I thought: “They are so lucky… They just extended their studying years and can still enjoy the student life.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

Why should we express gratitude?

According to a Harvard Medical School article, research on the effects of expressing gratitude on wellbeing has revealed the following:

  • Writing down things that make you feel grateful can lead to feeling more optimistic about your life.
  • Keeping a gratitude journal can even make you more physically active and reduce visits to the doctor.
  • Writing and delivering a letter thanking someone close to you can boost your happiness significantly for up to a month.

Unfortunately, a massive caveat of these studies is that no definitive causal relationship can be established between gratitude and wellbeing.

Nevertheless, numerous studies indicate that the…

We believe that the millennial generation is the generation with the highest potential. Millennials are able to accomplish great things and have already proven this time after time. Generation X and the baby boomers are benefiting daily from all the inventions made by millennials.

Though, this geniality comes at a cost. Our generation is also the one with the highest emotional sensitivity. We experience everything super intensely. The millennial generation is blessed and cursed at the same time. We can contribute significantly to society if our potential is harnessed well. Although, if our competencies and energy aren’t channelized well, we…

Jasper @Amplio Coaching

Jasper is the founder of Amplio Coaching. He believes that every single person has the potential to overcome any challenge in life and to be happy.

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