Do you know the “Upstairs/Downstairs” Game? – October e-news



Do you know the “Upstairs/Downstairs” game?

Since you were smart and caring enough to sign up for this monthly ‘cue’ for better living, I think you are going  to love this quick idea that will add a little more energy, opportunity for calorie burning and most importantly help create that mindset for uncommon success.

This months simple, easy to implement idea was inspired by my 94 year old aunt who lives alone in her own home. She purposely keeps things in her basement so that she has to go downstairs 4 times a day. If she can do that, we can do this…

Every time (read… every time) you go upstairs or downstairs for something, do the stairs a second time.  

So, for example…

I’m going down to throw the laundry in, I get to the bottom of the stairs and I turn around and runup the stairs and back down them again. I come up from throwing in the laundry and I immediately turn around and go back down the stairs and up them again.

Confused yet?  🙂

The Upstairs/Downstairs game a quick, effective way to add a little more activity to your day. Your family will think you are a bit odd at first – but let’s face it, they probably already think you’re odd!

Do it anyway.

It’s not just about the few extra calories that you are burning or about building strong leg muscles.  It’s about building resilient  mental muscles and reinforcing the fact that you are getting stronger, healthier, more fit and are committed to doing small things that matter in a BIG way.

The Upstairs/Downstairs game, is just one more way to live Your Life, Unlimited!

Click reply to let me know you are willing to play the game with me this month. And… If you are in Winnipeg, I hope to see you at MoMondays on November 18th (info at

Best, Steph  🙂

PS – Don’t let bad knees, no stairs in your house etc. be an excuse not to play – modify the game to suit your needs. It’s the concept  we are after (slipping a small amount of physical activity into our day) not necessarily executing the exact example. Get creative and have fun with it!


Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. She empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home.  You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at * Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in  Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.


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