If you’ve ever lived in a cold country, you’ll know that it takes a lot of resilience to get that body of yours out the door in rain, hail or snow, because let’s be honest adding an additional ten layers of clothing can be quite a workout!

However, it takes a certain level of strength and choice, to get moving and venture out into the refreshing and invigorating -10 degrees temperatures. The alternative is to turn into a gorgeous, cuddly, warm hibernating bear and while it may be appealing to ‘sleep’ through the winter, there is fun to be had on this fabulous planet!

Do you also have days where the external environment may influence your internal? Like it keeps you indoors? Do your thoughts about work, money, relationship, family stress influence how you feel throughout the day? Because let’s face it, we all experience emotional stress at some point! However, those strong, intense winds need not blow us over or break our branches!

So, let’s begin! Let’s get those ten layers of clothing on right now and don’t forget your beanie! We’re going to venture out and that financial, relationship and work drama stress is not going to influence or take over your day! Now it’s going to be really tempting to stay indoors – the worry, stress or drama may feel safe or perhaps you’ve lived in it for so long that it feels normal, but there is something within you that only you control and have a choice with. I know too that the more you do it, it can and will easily and effortlessly transform your vibration!

It is the three- letter word, FUN…! Now I’m not talking about sitting down and watching a comedy movie, I’m talking about tapping into your eccentric, crazy, spontaneous side and unleashing him or her in the home! It only takes 1 minute a day… to step out of the external stress and into the world of your imagination!

Maybe your partner arrives home from work and it’s as if you’re at an airport or restaurant (yes, you managed to score the role in ‘Love Actually’) and haven’t seen him or her for eons – you greet him/her by running, leaping (disclosure: I take no responsibility for any injuries that may be incurred) and smothering him or her in kisses!

If you’re a mum, then you’ve so got this! If you’re like me you’ve mimicked every animal there is to get your divine child to jump in the shower, brush their teeth or jump into bed! I personally like the crocodile, but the monster seems to be coming out a lot more lately! Nothing like a big loud, “RAAAA” at the end of the day! Just in case your crazy child self has been in hiding, here are a few ‘1 minute of fun’ suggestions to do on your own, with your partner or kids in the home:

·       Opera singer – 1 min to really see how powerful your lungs are!

·       Egg and spoon race – a goodie and quickie with your munchkins

·       Dance on the table to your fav song – rock it guy/gal! You may not be 21 anymore, but you still got it!

·       Dance in the rain! Our son loves this one!

·       Pretend it’s your loved one’s birthday all the time! Give small little presents (thank you to our 3 year- old son for the inspiration with this one – he tells me it’s my birthday most days. I have wrapped up presents with sticks, pencils, scissors and he is so excited giving them to me – nothing like having a birthday and not getting a year older!)

·       Break out in song, whenever the feeling finds you!


It only takes a minute of your day to remember that you are not your emotional stress, you are the most magnificent, creative, intuitive, gifted being! The world is certainly your stage! No matter what is happening externally in your life, 1 minute of fun can shift your vibration and more importantly create an Emotionally Happy Home® for all that share it!

So, you can now take off all those layers of warmth – thank you for braving the cold… fun is only one choice away! No one can take that away from you!! You may not be able to change the stormy weather conditions right now, but you can create an internal environment in yourself and your home that is light, fun and maybe a little crazy at times!

If you would love to create an Emotionally Happy Home® with your family, please contact: 0466649748 to experience your very own ‘Home Stress Buster’ session!

Kirsten Reck (Emotional Stress Expert)