It’s officially been over ten weeks since the whole of the UK went into isolation, we are all worried and missing our loved ones, and many of us still aren’t back to work.

After seeing the stockpiling of penne pasta and bulk buying of expensive bog roll, which let’s be honest, under usual circumstances we wouldn’t dream of doing, many of us are ready to get back to normality.
There are no more binge-worthy shows to watch, and the fridge has never been opened and closed more times than it has these past few weeks. Someone, please stop me from eating, seriously. The world has gone mad, but you don’t have to, today I’m going to share with you the five best things to do to help kick away the crazy, even if just for an hour or two.

1) Quaranteam Quiz Night

All you need for a night of quiz time fun is a group of friends or family! Easy right? Set up a little group chat on WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype or Zoom to organise a date and time that’s best for everyone’s busy quarantine schedules, allocate a quiz master and you’re ready to go. To add to the fun, feel free to dedicate a theme to each weekly quiz, this week’s quiz theme with my family is superheroes! Now we like to dress up in silly outfits as our theme, but feel free to try anything you fancy, the more ridiculous, the better.

2) Board Game Bonanza

Please do this one at your own risk, if tensions are high in your home, please get those daily workouts in first before getting everyone together to play these games. Dig out or even order some new board games to take a bash at. To excite things further, why not add in prizes for the winner or funny dares for the first loser and if you can’t get to the shops, then get creative. The winner gets to choose the next TV show to binge, or the loser has to do the bins. Now that’s an incentive to win, ay?

3) Socially Distanced Sunday Funday

Now after Monday’s new lockdown rules, you can now meet up to five others outdoors. So why not organise a little park picnic, socially distanced of course. Make sure those you visit aren’t living with anyone high risk, head to M&S and buy your favourite summertime snacks. All you need is a blanket, food and some long-awaited company.

4) Lockdown Leg Day

If you are like me and de-stress through sweat, then grab your yoga mat and a litre of vodka, oops I meant water and switch on Cassey Ho, aka Blogilates and tune into her monthly home workout calendar. This carefully curated calendar targets a different body part each day and even gives you one rest day, not that we need it right now. If you aren’t a fan of working out alone, why not grab a friend or family member to do it with you. Set yourself the challenge of completing each calendar before the end of lockdown if you want to walk out looking like Kim K.

5) Bake Your Cares Away

Why not bake the world a better place and channel your inner Mary Berry by creating your own signature showstopper or challenging yourself to one of Paul Hollywood’s lockdown loaves? If yoga, meditation or daily workouts aren’t your cup of tea, why not indulge in some therapeutic home bake-offs with your family or friends. If you’re home alone, don’t get too mixed up about it, how about trying a facetime ‘fake-off’ instead, just as much fun, but you get to eat all the cake. Join the fun and use #Lockdownbakes on Instagram to show off your skills.

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