A trip to the airport to catch a flight at the crack of dawn can be challenging. The struggle to rise and shine in time for your flight can be real, especially when there are a few contributing factors that are out of your control, such as our local friend, load shedding.
Here’s how you can mitigate some of the morning anxiety before catching your flight:
The key to a smooth early morning departure lies in meticulous planning. Start by organising your belongings the night before or slowly start a few days before the time, ensuring that your travel essentials and any required accessories are packed and easily accessible. This not only saves time, but it also minimises the likelihood of you forgetting crucial items.
Consider using a checklist to go through your travel essentials and ensure that everything is accounted for. Charge electronic devices, including your phone and any other gadgets you may need during the journey. Make sure you have your boarding pass and identification documents in a designated pocket or pouch for quick retrieval at the airport.
Ensuring you are organised will create a sense of calmness.
Optimise your sleep schedule
One of the most significant challenges of dawn flights is getting enough rest before the journey. Adjusting your sleep schedule in the days leading up to your flight can help you acclimate to the early wake-up call.
Try to go to bed earlier than usual in the nights preceding your flight. Aim for at least seven to eight hours of sleep to ensure you are well-rested and alert during your travels. Avoid caffeine and electronic devices before bedtime to promote a more restful sleep.
Breeze through the morning
Knowing that you planned ahead, your bags are packed, and that you had a good nights rest will have you feeling refreshed and feeling ready for your adventure. All that’s left to do is your regular morning routine. You might even have time for a cup of coffee!
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