Level 10 Life was something I had done in the past under a different name (wheel of life) so I was thrilled to see it emerging in the bullet journal community.
If you don’t know what level 10 life (or wheel of life) is, Hal Elrod in the book “The Miracle Morning” explains:
“If we’re measuring our levels of success/satisfaction in any area of our lives, we all want to be living our best lives at a ‘Level 10’ in each area. Creating your ‘Level 10 Life’ begins with creating an honest assessment of where you are.”
This is a fantastic way to evaluate all areas of your life to ensure you are truly living the life you want to live. To complete the exercise, you need to look at each area of your life (as categorized below) and do a quick assessment of how satisfied you are in that area.
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Level 10 Life Categories
The scale is 0 being not at all satisfied, and 10 being completely satisfied.
- Family & friends
- Personal development
- Fun and recreation
- Giving and contribution
- Physical environment
- Health and fitness
This gives you a great idea of what areas you really need to focus on. Be sure to be honest with yourself with this step. Sometimes it’s hard to list something as a 2 or 3, but if that is the case you need to be honest with yourself for this to be effective.
Level 10 Life Goals
Once you’ve rated yourself in each category, you then set 1-2 goals for each area that you’d like to focus on. For some people, they set a goal for each. I find 10 goals, on top of other goals I am focused on, to be unattainable. Instead, pick the two or three areas you feel need the most attention and would have the greatest impact on your overall happiness if you were to improve them, and focus your energy on those.
Now, in the traditional wheel you shade in your answers. As always with this creative community, people started putting their own flare on it and taking it out of the typical “wheel” shape.
Level 10 Life Bullet Journal Examples
I’ve scoured the blogosphere and social media and have found 10 Level 10 Life Variations for your viewing pleasure.
SPREAD NUMBER ONE:
I love the idea of using shapes or doodles for shading, instead of the standard box approach. In this example from @Thejourneyishome, she uses hearts.
SPREAD NUMBER TWO:
Here is an example from Pinterest of how you can outline your goals from Level 10 life after completing the assessment.
SPREAD NUMBER THREE:
Instead of using a standard chart, I love the shape of this one from, Passion Themed Life. The alternating arrows make good use of the full width of the page.
SPREAD NUMBER FOUR:
Three dimensional bar chart by @my_journaling_corner is a lovely way to really make the spread pop.
SPREAD NUMBER FIVE:
You aren’t limited to the standard charts you’d find in a power point presentation – think outside of the box like this square shape from @HollieStudies.
SPREAD NUMBER SIX:
Another example of a shaded square approach done by @hermione 2.0.
SPREAD NUMBER SEVEN:
This circle spread from Creative Pink Butterfly reminds me a bit of a coloring mandala, and you can see how she also included her goals right within the spread.
SPREAD NUMBER EIGHT:
A more standard view of the level 10 life, I like how @BreeeBerry shaded to really make this pop.
SPREAD NUMBER NINE:
Another example of a circle spread by @BohoBerry – love how she used stars for numbering her goals along the other page!
SPREAD NUMBER TEN:
@BohoBerry does it again with this gorgeous take on the circle spread. Love how she extended the sections beyond the circle itself and did the numbers outside of that area.
Do you do Level 10 Life in your journal? Do you do one of the above variations or something else?