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How to avoid the World Cup

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The World Cup has officially begun! England takes on Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in their opening matches. Hoping to reach the knock-out stages and somehow avoid the inevitable penalty shoot-out.

There will be some of us however, who won’t be watching one of the biggest sporting competitions in the world. You might even find that your TV rights are taken up every evening over the next few weeks.

So, not that fussed about Neymar Jr, Messi, Rooney and the other stars of the World Cup? Looking to get away from the constant cheers and glum faces which come from the World Cup? Well, here are some things you can do to avoid the football frenzy…

Spring Clean

Get out a feather duster and give your home a good clean from top to bottom. To avoid all the football programmes on TV, now is a perfect time to sort out your home.

Check out our guide on spring cleaning your home here 

Give blood

Help save lives and donate blood. Each donation of blood can help has many as 3 people according to the NHS.

To find out more and to register, click here 

Get in the garden

The lighter evening will mean you can spend more time in your garden. Why not give your garden a good clean ready for summer and pot some plants to make it come alive. There are even some vegetables you can grow at home. Even if you don’t have a garden, there are some vegetables you can grow with little space.

To find out more, check out our guide on getting stuck into your garden here 

Walk or cycle somewhere new

Avoid the nervous penalty shootout by going on a walk or a bike ride. Take a different route and explore your local area or community.

Sustrans are a UK Charity designed to get people more into walking and cycling. To find out more, click here 

Take a trip out

There are many places you can go to or visit whilst the World Cup is on. Go out for the day or find somewhere nearby to visit.

Visit England has a range of information on where you can visit. To find out more, click here 

Catch up with the latest series

Just because you don’t like the World Cup, doesn’t mean that you won’t be watching the TV. Why not catch up on the latest ‘must-see’ TV shows that everyone is raving about?

There are many online streaming services which offer a free 30 day trial. If you enjoy watching the programmes, you can then choose to continue your service with a monthly fee.

If you don’t wish to continue with the service once the trial is up, make sure you cancel your contract beforehand as you will be charged when it goes over the allotted time.

Step up your fitness

Get away from the nail biting extra time by stepping up your fitness. There are many exercise routines you can do in 30 days. Around the same length as the World Cup.

These 30 days exercise challenges can give you a variety of different exercises to do. To find out more, click here.

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