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To pass the next couple of weeks in lockdown, why not give our bingo challenge a try?!

By doing something small everyday for yourself, it could help make this lockdown a little more positive! 

There 9 different challenges on the bingo cards.  Once you have completed  one of the challenges, tick it off and move on to the next one. 

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Here are some ideas for each challenge: 

 

Try something new:

  • You could try a new activity, walk a different route on your daily walk to the shops or your exercise route. 

Do something on your admin list:

  • Sort that old paperwork out 
  • Clear out a drawer that you have been meaning to 
  • Organise a drawer/cupboard

Get Creative:

  • Do some DIY that you have been meaning to do 
  • Tidy up the garden ready for winter
  • Cook a new recipe for dinner 
  • Watch an art programme 
  • Create a window box with winter plants 

Connect with Nature:

  • If you have a garden, step out into the garden for 10 minutes 
  • Feed the birds from a bird feeder, you could get one that attaches to a window if you don’t have a garden. 
  • Go out for walk and see if you can spot any local wildlife 
  • Watch a nature programme 

Try a relaxation self care programme

Try a breathing exercise to help relax 

You could look on youtube for a 10 minute meditation session 

Try the 54321 technique

Sit down in your favourite chair and observe the following: 

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Do something you used to love:

  • As Bob Dylan says “Take care of all your memories, for you cannot relive them.” 
  • Look through some old photographs 
  • Watch your favourite tv programme or film 
  • Sing your favourite song
  • Re-read your favourite book 
  • Call an old work colleague/neighbour that reminds you of happy times 
  • Write down a story of when you were younger that you can share with your family 

Reconnect with someone:

  • Whilst we are staying at home, use the time to get in touch with an old friend 
  • Write to a relative or friend you haven’t spoken to in a while 
  • Pick up the phone and call someone you have been meaning to call. 

Treat yourself

  • Do something you enjoy doing for yourself- 
  • Make your favourite drink and enjoy it
  • Have a relaxing bath 
  • Paint your nails 
  • Buy your favourite biscuits or favourite treat when you shop

Give back to the community 

  • Sort through some clothes that you could donate to charity 
  • Make a donation to a charity that means something to you 
  • Look for volunteering opportunities in your community
  • Offer to help a friend 
  • Check on your neighbour and have a chat!