October 2018

1 out of 10 but NO 7’s || Weekly Life Assessment Test. Every Sunday night, rank yourself 1 out of 10 in the following categories and write a 1 sentence response as to either why you ranked the category that number or, if scored low, how can you make a change in the coming week to increase that number. 1.  Emotions 2. Health 3. Fitness 4. Spirituality 5. Hobby 6. Adventure 7. Intimate Relationship 8.  Friends 9. Mission / Work 10. Finances This tool has been critical in my life. Ranking myself a 3/10 week after week in Adventure started to nudge myself in the direction of getting out and doing something unique - especially with my family. And of course, mental health has a lot to do with balance in many categories in life. And sometimes, we just take our eye off what matters. Either too busy, or not even thinking about it. Do you have a hobby? Ever get to exercise your creativity muscle through your hobby? How does exercising your creativity muscle impact your day-to-day? Your happiness? Does exercising your creativity muscle make you better at your job / career? . All great questions. To me its clear, rank yourself 1/10 weekly and nudge yourself in the direction of your best self. The

A recent survey on music and mental health by Help Musicians UK found that of 2,000 musicians interviewed, 71% experience anxiety and 68.5% deal with depression. But…we all know music is amazing, so why do so many musicians suffer from mental illness?    Del Suelo is a regina based author and musician, and his latest book and album titled “The Musician’s Compass: A 12 Step Programme” is a comedic yet sobering look at a young band trying to “make-it” in the music industry, outlining tremendous highs and lows within the world of music, questioning elements of a way of life that gives joy to so many, but causes to many to struggle with mental illness.  More info @del_suelo or delsuelo.net