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1 May 2020

7 Lockdown Challenges / Ideas

Bored of lockdown? I feel ya.



I reached the point the other day where I tried on all of my bras (well, one at a time) and adjusted the straps that felt a little loose. The peak of boredom/insanity right there.



Away from bra strap adjusting, I've come to rely on social media to make me smile and bring me a little joy into my boredom.





I have seen so many hilarious videos, memes, GIF's and photo's of people doing the most daftest of things and doing the challenges that are circulating all over the internet. It's so good to see people coming out their shell and put a smile on people's faces from all over the globe.



It's what we need right now, a little happiness during a difficult time.



Here's a little list I've created from what I've seen on social media that you can try at home -




1) THE  PILLOW  DRESS  CHALLENGE
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One which I have tried and replicated to the best of my ability. Who'd have thought that my best fashion piece was on my bed all this time. It's very simple, all you need is a pillow and a belt and you're sorted.



2) TIKTOK  DANCE  CHALLENGE
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I'm probably the only living person right now not using TikTok. Purely because I'm not creative enough for it. I can't dance to save my life. Ever seen the Inbetweeners Movie? Remember that scene when the lads dance in that bar? Yep, that' not far off the real thing for me. Anyway, I've seen so many people do some creative TikTok dances, they're brilliant and definitely worth a go.



3) BAKING  BANANA  BREAD
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Since when has banana bread become a trend in lockdown? I've never seen so many banana bread photo's in my life on Instagram! Am I missing out on all the fuss here? 



4) GETTY  MUSEUM  CHALLENGE
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This one can let you be very creative! It's basically where you imitate famous works of art and post them on social media. Anyone fancy imitating the Mona Lisa? 



5) RUNNING  A  MARATHON  IN  YOUR  GARDEN
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Yep, running/walking numerous laps around your garden until you have done the full length of a marathon. Yep, maybe not ideal for me as I have quite a small garden and it would take me days to do. Another idea is to run/walk up and down your stairs until you have climbed the equivalent height of Snowdon. Quite a tiring challenge but would still be a great achievement nonetheless!




6) HOLLYWOOD  AT  HOME  CHALLENGE
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A recent discovery for me. Basically you recreate iconic Hollywood pictures and post them online. I am still wondering who the hell I could possibly imitate? Any ideas welcome. Please don't suggest Fiona from Shrek. I haven't got any green face paint. Not something I want to waste my money on Amazon.




7) STENCILLING  YOUR  PATIO
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Ok, I didn't know stencilling your patio would be the 'in' thing during lockdown. I've seen quite a few of the people I follow stencil their patios, maybe it is a trend that will catch on for others?





Hopefully you'll attempt to do some of these challenges and share them on social media! 

60 comments:

  1. These sound so fun! Definitely something to keep in mind when lockdown feels all too much! I don't run but I'd like to try and run / jog the distance of something in my garden! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I think the garden one is a great idea for keeping fit and achieving a goal! x

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  2. haha I cannot keep up with all of these challenges.

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  3. Hahah can't believe I haven't tried the pillow challenge, looks hilarious! I've not done the run a marathon, but I was so proud I did the 5K challenge which I think is enough xx

    www.iridescentplaces.com

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    1. You have to try it lovely! Well done you for doing the 5k challenge, I could never do that! xx

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  4. This pillow dress looks so funny haha xx

    www.anacelinelabod.de

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    1. It's one thing that I can actually look ok in! xx

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  5. There are so many fun challenges to do nowadays! Gives us something to do.

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  6. Omg, not that pillow challenge again!! You do rock it though. I just don't think I'd want to wrap a belt round my cushion, might make it go a bit misshapen after that aha. As for the Hollywood challenge, I have yet to come across that. Hope things aren't going too bad thru lockdown for u! Betty X.

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    1. Haha surprisingly it doesn't! I hope you're doing ok in lockdown too Betty! x

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  7. These are great ideas! I've seen that pillow challenge everywhere lately haha, you did a great job with it. I'm currently trying to read as much as I can each day xx

    My Lovelier Days

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    1. Aww that's a lovely thing to do Diana! I love reading, it's one of my favourite pastimes xx

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  8. These are some great ideas. I want to try the ‘recreating album covers’ thing I’ve seen a couple of people do.
    Al xx

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    1. Ooh I haven't seen that one yet, I will have to have a look out for that challenge! xx

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  9. I know under normal circumstances no one would choose the bra task but to be honest it's probably something we all should be doing. These are all great ways to keep yourself occupied. I'd love to try the marathon in the garden but mine is also fairly small and on split levels so I think that might be a stretch. I love the Hollywood at Home idea x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I don't think I'll be trying the marathon either as I have a small garden too! x

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  10. These challenges all look fine, I did a stay at home camp, so I made a den in my living room, and completed some challenges in it over Easter weekend, so that is my challenges done, I'm to lazy to do the running one!

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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    1. Well done on getting those challenges done over the Easter weekend! x

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  11. Is it strange that adjusting all my bra straps sounds like a great idea right now? (lockdown has obviously hit me!) These all sound like really fun challenges :) x

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. No it's not strange at all lovely! Lockdown insanity has hit me hard right now! x

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  12. I haven't done any of the posted challenges. Hahaha! I just watch people on soc media do their thing and it instantly makes me happy! I haven't tried tiktok too! :))

    Stay safe! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    Blog: www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only person who isn't on TikTok Shaira!

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  13. There has been a lot of dfifferent challenges going about hasn't there?! Love the pillow one, although don't think i could pull the look off well πŸ˜‚
    I am guitly of making banana bread ut in the form of muffins too...I still don't know why it is so popular?!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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    1. I don't know how banana bread became so popular either Aimsy! x

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  14. I have definitely started to get pretty bored and all of these challenges have been so fun. The pillow case one was my favourite and I loved see all the different ways people did the challenge! X

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  15. I have seen all of these trends and challenges over the lockdown period, its funny and entertaining to see! I can't do the running one as I only have a balcony, although I did see someone do a marathon running up and down on their balcony which is absolutely crazy, I feel like I would just get dizzy!

    Chloe xx
    www.chloechats.com

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    1. How could somebody possibly do a marathon on their balcony?! I'd have been like you and felt dizzy whilst doing it! xx

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  16. Haha this is such a fun post and not what I was expecting to read! I have to say I'm guilty of banana bread baking obsession, I'm on my third batch now. And I haven't dressed up as a piece of art yet BUT my friend took photos of herself dressed up as various statues around the world for the quiz last night, with added landscaping in Paint, which was pretty much the funniest thing I've seen all year!

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    1. Aww I'm glad you enjoyed the post Lucy! That sounds like fun what your friend did! x

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  17. I couldn't agree more with this post - especially the banana bread comment!! Since when was banana bread a trend! I mean I'm not complaining - any excuse for cake!

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    1. I still can't understand how and why banana trend became such a popular trend during a pandemic! But you're absolutely right Em, any excuse for cake at this difficult time!

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  18. This is hilarious! I want to try this now but I have no belts like that. Thank you for brightening my day with this.

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  19. Not going to lie, I haven’t done any of these! πŸ˜‚ I haven’t even done a banana bread and I love baking! x

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    1. It feels like everybody is making banana bread these days so it's nice to hear someone who hasn't baked any! x

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  20. I struggle to keep up with all these social media trends haha. I love seeing them though as they do make me smile. Anything which creates a bit of positivity is worth it right now! x

    Megan | https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com/

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    1. Absolutely Megan! We all need a little positivity right now! x

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  21. I've loved seeing the Hollywood at home challenge!

    Love, Amie ❤️

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I've loved seeing people do that challenge too! x

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  22. This is great! I've already ticked off banana bread (at least 4 times!) and we're doing the art work recreations for work - so much fun :)

    Sarah x

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  23. Love this challenge! I laugh out loud so bad haha. I'll try some of them!

    www.blossomikebana.com

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  24. I love these ideas so much! You look fabulous in your pillow! Love the bedtime chic at the best of times.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Claire x
    www.ourfavouritejar.com

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  25. Loving these ideas! While I'm not brave enough to attempt any Tik Tok dance challenges I've downloaded the app just to keep track of the funny stuff on there and it's making me laugh non-stop - the only problem is I'm now spending way too much time on there! πŸ˜‚

    Amy | sassycatlady.com

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    1. I may just download the app just to watch the funny videos Amy! x

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  26. I love this! Watching these challenges really keeps me doing sometimes. I wish I could say I'd take part too, but I'm not so sure. My confidence in front of the camera is really something I'm trying to work on though!

    Thanks for sharing x

    Kate | thelittlecrunch.co.uk

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    1. I hope you gain enough confidence to do some challenges Kate! x

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  27. I love your entry, thanks for the information, I hope you are well, stay safe!!! πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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  28. I saw your pillow dress challenge on Instagram and it was the first I had seen of it haha. I haven't got into trying any challenges during lockdown but I have seen some poeple doing them. I'm the same as you when it comes to TikTok ie absolutely useless but my partner has been using it and so I just have all of the songs constantly stuck in my head! :)

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    1. I think the songs would get stuck in my head too Piper!

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  29. The Hollywood at home challenge looks like so much fun - and I've seen some really good ones around. The pillow dress looks incredible too x

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    1. I'm trying to look for a photo to try and replicate for the Hollywood At Home Challenge! x

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