Life Wheels are round
They look like pizza pies and are typically divided into eight or ten slices.
Round is perfect for eating pizza but not for evaluating life.
I say this in all due respect of Sicilian Pizza lovers, of which I am also a raving fan. (Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a corner slice of a Long Island Grandma-style pie right now.)
Back to my circle versus the square argument when employed as a visual tool to better understand ourselves.
Here are my reasons for going square
Firstly, writing inside a wedge shape is awkward and stressful. Viewing it requires me to do a head stand (or I guess I could just rotate the paper but I tend to do things my way).
Is this spoke design really optimal? Maybe it’s my ADHD-wiring but the standard round Life Wheel gives me stress, defeating the whole purpose of it being inspirational.
Editing and viewing my square Life Cube is simple and pleasing. (I am a raving fan of simple and pleasing.)
Secondly, the circle offers eight or ten areas. I need nine. (Remember, I tend to do things my way.) The Life Wheel looks off-balance with nine which is awkward and stressful.
My Life Cube beautifully accommodates the ninth. This symmetry is simple and pleasing to see.
Now, you may be asking yourself, why did Stuart insist on adding a ninth category?
I needed a space for Self-Care.
Self-Care, found in cube five of nine, is at the very center of my square because it is at the very center of our well-being.
The Self-Care life category directly impacts the other eight life categories.
Taken together, these nine cubes are the keys to contentment, especially for ADHDers.
Now you know why I reshaped the Life Wheel into a Life Cube.
May you be inspired by it’s symmetry!
(Did I mention that the cube is so much easier to color-in?)
Download a free copy of Stuart’s ADHD Life Cube here