Traveling abroad is absolutely so fun, especially when you are going with your loved ones or when it’s your first solo trip. With a certainty that you have prepared and packed everything you need, you are good to go.
When you travel, time is very important. You should be mindful when it comes to schedules and plans because every second is precious. You cannot be totally lazy, especially when you are bound to follow a schedule made by the travel agency you hired to help you or when you have an appointment with a busy person during your trip.
Most trips’ happenings occur in the morning, and it is vital that if you are not a morning person at all, you know how to adjust and act upon every event in your travel. If you know for yourself that you are NOT a morning person, the tips below might help you when it comes to traveling! Check them out.
1 SLEEP EARLY BEFORE TRIP
If you are scheduled to leave in the morning for your flight or if your tomorrow’s destination on your one-week trip will start in the morning, one of the hacks to be able to wake up early is to sleep early the night before. When you are not a morning person, you could be a night owl. If you are a night owl, you are awake when everybody is sleeping soundly. The biggest tendency is that you will really find it hard to wake and get up when the sun rises.
For you to avoid missed flights or late departures, help yourself by sleeping on time, at an hour that will give you ample time of sleep. When you sleep late and insufficiently, your body becomes tired and uncomfortable to wake up in the morning, so avoid that. Sleeping early might be hard if your body clock is far from that concept, but it’s a crucial key to successfully getting up from your bed in the bright morning!
2 SET A STRONG ALARM
A good alarm clock or alarm tone is another powerful weapon to combating morning-waking-up struggles! Make sure to set one for you, and when you do, forcefully prevent yourself from hitting that magnetizing snooze button!
This is especially necessary when you are off to or on a solo trip. It should be a strong alarm that will truly shake you off of your bed, not one that will make you even sleepier or lazier. As much as possible, it should be heard in your whole hotel room, so you are certain it will not be hindered. Don’t lie on it on your hotel bed too because that’s one of the weaknesses of an alarm clock. Set it to vibrating mode as you think is necessary as well.
3 ASK PEOPLE TO WAKE YOU UP
When you have your family or friends with you in your house or any sleeping place, they are the best waking agents for your sleepy and/or lazy head! They will have no choice but to wake you up persistently because they know you have to leave for your travel or because they are also your travel companions.
Your sibling’s noise can wake you up in annoyance though you really have to wake up. Your friend’s panicking will surely wake you up panicking as well if you are almost running out of time for your group travel. Your mom’s dedicated sermons in the morning will make you stand up in no time, no doubt.
Moreover, these people are concerned too even if they are not going on a trip with you, so they will truly be willing to wake you up even if you do not request them to.
 EXERCISE THE EVENING BEFORE
One of the reasons why you do not have the motivation to get up in the morning even though you are already awake is your body’s lack of enthusiasm. You feel lazy and exhausted that your bed magnetizes you strongly everytime you try to get up!
To combat this struggle, why not try exercising the evening before your departure. Well, you do not have to intensely work out. Just grab hold of your exercise equipment or jog at the breath of fresh and rejuvenating air. You can go to the gym or do your own exercise routines in your place.
Exercising will make your body more active and ready-to-go whatever time of day it is! It can help you be happily driven to wake up and stand up even before Mr. Sun rises!
 BOOK A LATE FLIGHT
If you are really crawling your way out of your bed and your time is not enough to practice a better body clock, then adjust your flight by booking a late schedule, probably in the afternoon or in the evening.
That is one of the wisest ways to avoid arriving late to the airport. As much as possible, do not book an early morning flight when you know deep down in your lungs that you are the most non-morning person you know!
 MAKE BACKUP PLANS
What if you are supposed to get on the cruise ship at 4 in the morning but you woke up 30 minutes before, and your estimated travel time to the port is 50 minutes? Complete panic just by thinking of it.
Make backup plans just in case circumstances like this arise. Of course, don’t make a backup plan while intentionally planning to use it. Just when you need to, without any choice left.
You can choose to take the next cruise ship or go to your second itinerary instead. You can eat first and wait for the next bus or you can hire a vehicle for rent, so you can catch up. Anything possible that would be helpful and available, take note of that. They will aid you when you need them.
FOR THE NON-MORNING PERSON
It’s hard to explain how hard it is to get up in the morning! But if you are traveling, learning how to do so properly is a must or at least knowing how to deal with that lifestyle of yours! The tips above are just some of the basic hacks that will help you essentially!
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. Through quality and well-researched writing, she informs and even entertains readers about things that matter. She is also interested in film critiquing and filmmaking. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.