How to Get Motivated Again After Lockdown

If you feel like you lost your motivation and your zest for life during lockdown, the coming of Spring should definitely bring some reasons to feel more upbeat.

Spring itself is about new life; it’s when nature comes out of hibernation after a long winter, and hopefully as the seasons change and we start to slowly come out of lockdown, we should feel like we have a new lease of life too.

If you need a little bit of helping getting motivated again after the past year, Big Local can help. We’ve got some lovely activities going on over Easter and in the coming months to help you feel great again.

Here’s how to get motivated again after lockdown.

Walk the River Chelt Trail

There’s something about getting out for a walk when the sun is shining that makes you feel great, and we are proud to say that we are the sponsors of an amazing new local activity.

Christina Poulton, the founder of Art Playground has put together a walking trail along the River Chelt. You can find tags along the way with a QR code you can scan which lets you access an audio post about something interesting nearby. If you want to get fit and learn more about the local area at the same time, check out the walk on the website

This project was funded by through our Community Chest. This is a small grants fund for community-led activities or projects that local residents or groups would like to set up. You can apply for up to £250, or £500 if the project/activity is working in partnership with a local organisation.

Examples of things you might want to do include organising community trips, family events, activities for young people; the possibilities are endless!

If you have an idea that would make St. Peter’s and The Moors an even better place to live and work, you can apply for some funding from the Community Chest here. You can also see the kinds of things that have been awarded funding in the past few years if you need some inspiration.

Spend time in a green space

If you have green fingers and you love being out in nature, you can do yourself and your community some good by joining the Friends of Elmfield Park group. The group is a band of like-minded local residents who are dedicated to looking after the green spaces that are so valuable to all of us. From plant swaps to litter picks and garden tidy ups, there’s something you can get involved in.

Many of the group’s activities have been put on hold due to the restrictions but after 29th March, the rule of 6 applies outdoors, so we’re hoping that things can get going again.

The next events on the group’s calendar are:

Tewkesbury Road Garden Tidy up on Saturday 3rd April from 11am

Plant Swap and Litter Pick on Saturday 10th April at 10.00am.

You can join the Friends of Elmfield Park Facebook group here to find out more about the amazing things they do and their upcoming events.

Get your heart pumping

The lovely Amy Pope, a local personal trainer who runs Aptitude Fitness, is looking to run some outdoor bootcamps for ladies in Elmfield Park. Get your heart pumping, have fun, and get your motivation back after lockdown!

Watch this space for more information. 

Have some Easter Holiday Fun

We all need a little light relief and something different after the past few months, and we’ve got some great things going on over Easter for all the family.

From an Easter Egg Trail to cooking sessions, outdoor activities, and opportunities to be creative, there’s something for everyone. Get in touch if you’d like to get involved!