Eleni Sarantinou bLU Talks 2019

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge

I was born in Greece, the home of olives and grapes. I studied Economics and had a successful career in IT before stumbling across Life Coaching and NLP. Today, I’m an NLP trainer, a Life Coach, a wife, a mother, a world traveller. Nothing gives me more joy than sharing what I’ve learnt, and am still learning, with you. Read more

Wheel of Life

How do you spend the days of your lives?

How happy are you with where you put your energy into?

Design your Wheel of Life and find out

During my very first coaching session as a client a few years ago, I was asked to draw a circle and separate into the different categories of my life. Five whole minutes later, still drawing, I realized that next to the main categories such as Health and Love, there was an equal number of categories all called Hobbies, quite different in their purpose and nature: Hobbies for fun, Hobbies for personal growth, Hobbies for well being, Hobbies for mental stimulation, Hobbies for social purposes, Family hobbies….and so on.

The next step was to score them from 0 to 10 with 0 being the lowest and 10 the highest score of satisfaction for each category.

This was a defining moment for me to get seriously involved with coaching. There I was with just a simple question about scoring my life and time in a wheel and looking at it from high above in the shape of a big round pie. The thoughts and realizations that followed that moment have been life changing ones. Not to mention that I had to really figure out what all these ‘hobbies’ meant to me.

A Wheel of Life is a visual tool that helps us realize what is important to us and how much time and effort we actually spend doing the things we love. It helps balancing the important aspects of your existence and helps setting new directions and goals. Every once in a while, I draw my latest Wheel of Life and take a fresh look at the categories I come up and new scores.

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