Lightening Your Mood

Did you know you can burn calories just by laughing? So why be so serious all the time?

In our newest podcast, Clay and Susan Nelson discuss ways to cast away the heaviness of life, learning how to relax, releasing stress and lightening your mood. Shifting your mental gears towards a positive mindset can be as simple as changing your surroundings for just a few minutes a day, and doesn't necessarily have to cost anything either! A walk through your neighborhood, some time spent outdoors in nature, taking a break from work to exercise, playing with a pet. Or how about movie night with your spouse or family, and digging deep into your movie collection for an old favorite that you haven't watched together in a long time? Find yourself stuck in a long line at the grocery store? Instead of grumbling to yourself about the situation, how about chatting with someone next to you?

Take a listen, try some of our tips for lightening your mood, and if you've found some creative ways for building a more positive mindset, be sure to let us know at clay@claynelsonlifebalance.com!

Why does family togetherness freak us out? We spend so much time work-work-working that the idea of having to relate and actually communicate with family can at times be very difficult. So how do we get back to being grounded, and loving and appreciating the time we have with our families? Susan joins Clay for this new podcast episode and together they share some thoughts and insights on family, letting go of the past and making room for the future.

As always, please be sure to let me know your thoughts, I'd love to hear from you at clay@claynelsonlifebalance.com.

What would it be like to be present to the fact that the state of your well-being has a direct impact on the quality of every other facet of your life? It impacts your relationships, your business, the amount of fun you're able to have and the difference you can make! So what are you waiting for? Get out of your chair...get off your butt...get active!

Now, I'm not saying you have to go out and get a gym membership -- but how about looking at some creative ways to incorporate wellness into your daily routine, and putting a personal plan together to keep yourself on track and accountable?

Take a listen and make some notes...and be sure to let me know what changes you have made towards living a healthier life! I'd love to hear from you at clay@claynelsonlifebalance.com.

Picking up where the Clay Nelson Life Balance Hour radio show ended, Clay Nelson is back and ready to rock! Do you have a topic you'd like Clay to address, or maybe a favorite episode of the radio show you'd like Clay to revisit and expand upon? Drop us a line with your ideas at susan@claynelsonlifebalance.com. In the meantime, check out Clay's return to podcasting!

11 Jul / 2018

Say Yes!

Over the last few years I've been fortunate to share my thoughts, life stories and resulting life lessons in the pages of Montana Parent Magazine. In this spring's Giving & Gratitude issue I shared the story behind the Kids Helping Kids Backyard Talent Show for St. Jude and how a simple "yes" has blossomed into a much loved, annual event that makes a true difference on this planet. I'm beyond proud of these kiddos, but I'm just as proud of their parents. It isn't easy to be a "yes" when you already feel weighed down, but there is no doubt the rewards far outweigh the costs not just for the families they are helping but for their own families too.



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