It may be far from Christmas time but some people have put up their festive lights to brighten the mood during the Covid-19 lockdown period.
Many have taken to social media to show what they're doing to combat the lockdown blues.
One household in the Auckland suburb of Pukekohe have decided to put all their Christmas decorations back up.
They said: "We decided to put our lights up because you just don't know who's day they might brighten."
"We could all use a bit of light right now."
Teddy bears have also been popping up at people's homes to give children something to look forward to on their neighbourhood walks.
The bear hunt movement is taking off in New Zealand, after proving popular overseas.
A Facebook page 'We're Not Scared - NZ Bear Hunt' has been set up to encourage people to place a teddy bear where it can be seen from the street.
Organisers say they have had an overwhelmingly positive response with over 8000 people following the page.
And for some it's the little things that count during these tough times.
Karen Orr from Tauranga says she can still see her grandchildren whenever they want by calling through Facebook's video chat.
She said she reads her grandchildren stories and they love it.
Meanwhile, Hamilton mum Latesha Anderson has created a new style of monopoly for her kids to play.
It may involve chores but there is treats as rewards at the end of it.
Gym owners are also being inventive and hosting online sessions.
Jeff Willoughby is the owner of Studio 41 in Wellington and has quickly converted his garage into a makeshift gym so he can host online workouts.
Others are setting up outdoor gyms.
Triani and Joseph Vitolio from Manurewa in South Auckland have made no excuses for skipping their daily gym routine and have made a workout area in their backyard.
Elsewhere around the world people have come up with a bunch of creative ideas to keep themselves entertained during the isolation period.
Got the Covid Isolation Blues— (@chrispapps2) March 21, 2020
Got the CI blues
We all in the same boat
Just gotta do what we have to do. pic.twitter.com/i6FuswOKog
A few rugby activities for anyone wanting to practice during this isolation period, don’t forget to send us some clips of you guys trying the activities yourself. #StaySafe #GardenRugby pic.twitter.com/UqL8ad66mB— Llanishen High PE (@LlanishenHighPE) March 24, 2020
my isolation activities: tiktok, cute photos, actual work— ㋐ルーラ loves gordie (@babytarantula) March 18, 2020
my mom: online bike race pic.twitter.com/Xf6upJE1b6
One of the great @allstarscricket activities- easily done at home to have some fun whilst in isolation. Use any object in the middle and get creative with your own commands to add in. Get the whole family involved and tag us in your videos #athomechallenge #eaglesathome pic.twitter.com/TUyageCvBD— Essex Cricket in the Community (@EssexCCB) March 21, 2020
To battle the CV19 lockdown blues, I’ve been releasing a new mini-mix each day on my IG... here’s pt.3— Andy Purnell (@djandypurnell) March 24, 2020
Will post daily on here now too trying to maintain some good vibes! pic.twitter.com/t8LnWfDEOd
Day 1 of Lockdown: pic.twitter.com/UosH1iEPoQ— bluesdank (@BluesDank) March 24, 2020