Your Satisfaction Levels
Satisfaction levels are a measure of each and every Life Area we have identified.
The aim of a Satisfaction level in the context of Life Areas, is to score yourself in each life area with the intention of improving the score by setting and achieving goals.
Score each of your Life Areas, on a scale of 1 – 10, based on how you feel at this moment in time.
1 = Not at all satisfied
10 = Very satisfied
If you have drawn out a Wheel Of Life, mark your score on each Life Area.
Not to be confused with Life Satisfaction or Happiness
In the field of Positive Psychology (the study of human wellbeing, flourishing, and positive mental health), Life Satisfaction is the self evaluation of our life as a whole, at a point on time. And not to be mistaken for ‘happiness’, which is more of an emotive feeling at a specific moment in time.
There are self assessment tests that can be done, such as the “Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS)” (see below).
Also, for good or bad, life satisfaction is closely tied to social comparisons, of achieving goals and meeting expectation of self and of others. Something to keep in mind when assessing your own satisfaction – try to focus on your satisfaction, and not measure yourself against others.
Next up, consider how to raise the score
Based on your Satisfaction Level, you next step is to decide what goals & action are needed to raise the Satisfaction Level to a desired level, which hopefully is up at the top score of 10 !
Goal setting is covered in more detail here.
The desired outcome is Balance – that your Satisfaction Levels improve as you accomplish the goals and actions you set out to do.
The Goalmuse App
The Goalmuse App uses this approach, as seen in the screenshot above. There are Life Areas, each with a Satisfaction Level, and a “% Complete” indicator of the related Goals. As you progress your Goals and Actions the %Complete increases.