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5 ways to make the best of an impromptu Monday trip

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


Monday is considered the worst day of the week by almost everyone as Monday blues are a real thing. After a long, relaxing weekend, you may find waking up on Monday morning difficult. Aside from the fact that it marks the end of a pleasurable two day holiday (Saturday and Sunday), it comes with it a lot of pressure as it determines the pace for the rest of the week, especially for civil servants and businessmen. Worse is when you find you have to make an impromptu trip on a Monday morning. While impromptu trips are generally not the most adored, they are especially harder when they fall on Mondays as it mounts the pressure already faced on the day.

If you find that you have to make an urgent trip on a Monday, @Jumiatravel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel suggests 5 ways you can make the best of your trip!

Travel with a team/partner
Everything is automatically better the moment you realize you are not in it all by yourself. A good way to add some sparkle on your impromptu Monday trip is to travel with a team or a partner. If it is a work trip, you could request to travel with an assistant and if it is not possible, you can decide on your own to sponsor a friend or partner to tag along with you. The company you get distracts you from all the pressure and basically, everything seems less difficult.

Focus on the perks of the trip
No matter where you are going or why, the trip -though impromptu- is bound to have perks. It could be that you would be visiting a place you have never been before, or you will be staying in a fabulous hotel or you will be given abundant allowance for the trip. Find the silver lining of your trip and hold on to it. It may just take a change of heart on your end to see the impromptu trip which seemed so difficult as interesting and you can make the most of it.

Carry little luggage
Luggage is a big liability and a lot of it can make your trip even more stressful than it needs to be.  Ensure you carry only what is necessary. Know the number of days you will be away, know the things that are absolutely essential and pack only those. Plan to buy any other things from the destination you are headed to if need be. Having less luggage to worry about or cater to will ensure there is less need for you to keep an eye out and you can actually enjoy your trip.

Give yourself something to look forward to
Nothing brightens the day like a bright outlook and hopes for a reward at the end of the day.  Whether it's a simple dinner with your family or a treat, create something for yourself to look forward to for when you on the trip or you are back to your original destination after the trip. Doing this will ensure you are less cranky and you push through the trip with some form of excitement and even joy.

Put on something that makes you happy
This may seem inconsequential but, if you are rather upset or stressed over having to make an impromptu trip on a Monday, it could help to take with you or put on something that makes you happy. Whether it's a sparkly pair of earrings or a shoe, choose something to wear that, it will infuse in you a feeling of warmth and contentment that will make you perk up all through your trip.

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