Lockdown has become a new way of life for us. It’s ‘the new normal’, and we’re constantly trying to come up with new ways to keep busy – be it baking, at-home workouts, jigsaws, movie marathons… you name it, we’ve done it.
With the sun hiding behind those rain clouds this weekend, we’ve got you covered with five things to keep you entertained in the home…
1. Quaranteam Quiz Night
There was once a time when the pub was the best part of a pub quiz. But with pub dates with your mates feeling like a distant memory altogether, we’ve turned to virtual quiz nights – and we don’t know about you, but we’re loving it! Set up a group chat on WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype or Zoom, organise a date and time that’s best for everyone’s busy quarantine schedules, allocate a quiz master and test your chums.
2. Board Game Bonanza
Dig out some old board games – or have a browse for something new online – and challenge your quarantine crew. To make it more exciting – and perhaps a little bit tense – add in prizes or forfeits. The winner gets to choose the next TV show to binge, or the loser has to do the bins! For those of you isolating on your own, why not organise a Zoom chat with friends and family and play virtually? Or stay tuned on the App Store for the best mobile board games.
3. Self Care Sunday
Lockdown or no lockdown, there’s something oh-so soothing about a Sunday. Push your agendas to one side, and just relax. Enjoy a lazy morning, a late brunch and a day on the sofa – followed by your favourite self-care schedule. Whether it’s a face mask, a bubble bath, a luxury skincare regime or a mani-pedi, take some time for ‘you’. To help you relax further, light some scented candles and switch to a spa music playlist on Spotify.
4. Lockdown Leg Day
Endorphins, endorphine, endorphins. They’re not wrong when they say it gives you a mental and physical boost. Getting active – in the great outdoors, or in your own living space – is just what the doctor ordered, and it’s a great way to break up your day. Whether it’s a lunch-break jog, a 5 o’clock stroll or an after-dark yoga and meditation session, we can guarantee you come out feeling fresh and fully-motivated.
5. Just Beat It
Bake the world a better place and channel your inner Mary Berry by creating your own signature dishes. Penning down your recipes is a great way to journal your way through lockdown. One day, you can look back on your ‘quarantine recipes’ and share them with loved ones. Want to make things interesting? Challenge your chums to a virtual bake-off and use the #LockdownBakes hashtag on Instagram to show off your skills.