With a mere 4 days left until the end of the Olympic Games, it is time to start preparing your post-games action plan.
You are bound to experience a sense of emptiness and loss come Monday 13th August.
With this in mind, I have compiled a simple 10-point guide to life without 12 hours of sporting action and your daily does of Clare Balding.
Remember: It’s all about the legacy, y’all.
1. Watch the Paralympics. Duh.
2. Keep recordings of emotional medal montages to watch after a cruddy day at work.
3. Time your early-morning bus/train sprints and keep a log. Aim to smash your PB during Rio 2016.
4. Turn over your sofa cushions to even out the post-Olympic ass-groove. Use this as an opportunity to remove all of the snotty and tear soaked Kleenex.
5. Take up a sport, buy expensive new trainers then get distracted by the autumn TV line up. Seriously though, the BBC have a great guide to getting involved in sport in your area.
6. Train your dog/cat/hamster to do dressage moves. Film it and then set it to a pleasingly incongruous dubstep or hip-hop soundtrack.
7. Wait for all of the anti-games miserablists to crawl out from their grumpy caves, then laugh. LOUDLY.
8. Place bets on which house on your street will be the last to take down their Team GB flags and bunting. Bonus points for any Team GB-Christmas decoration cross-overs.
9. EXTREME CHEESE WARNING! Live your life like it is your very own Olympics. But don’t be afraid to make your own rules.
10. Smile and be proud of being part of the Greatest Show on Earth.
Image via The Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Flickr