Do you need a kick start to motivate yourself during these uncertain times? It can become very easy to forget about fitness and maintain a well balanced diet, maintain wellbeing and emotions. so I have come up with some motivational tips, for anyone that needs a healthy boost:

  1. Exercise – take a walk to reduce stress and clear the mind, and get that all important sunlight
  2. Eat Healthily – make home-made soups or smoothies, and eat plenty of other fruit and vegetables
  3. Declutter – January is a great time to go through things that are no longer needed. The time this takes will occupy your mind, and make the days go quicker.
  4. Curl up with a good book and – take advantage of the long nights, and short days. Cheshire East Libraries have just started an ‘Order and Collect’ service, where they select 8 books for you, based on your preferences: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/libraries/nearest_library/macclesfield_library/macclesfield_library.aspx
  5. Get organised – take a look at your bank statements and see where you can make savings, cancel all those direct debits, and standing orders for services you no longer use. If you have a few, set up another direct debit, and pay it to a savings account. Then this can be used for a holiday, when we’re able to travel.

Every Thursday LoveGoostrey, will have a recipe of the week post from local resident caterer, Karen Brooke, so keep an eye out for the first one this Thursday!


Yours Truly,

Charlotte Fellows


  1. Reply

    Hi Charlotte, thanks for this post, found it interesting. Got quite excited when I saw the option of getting books from the Library. Then disappointed when I realised I would have to go to Macclesfield! As a “vulnerable older person” I haven’t been there since before the first lockdown. A shame they can’t arrange collection from Holmes Chapel.

    • Reply

      HI Margaret, thank you for your kind words- maybe this is something to mention to the Holmes Chapel Library if you are interested?


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