Welcome to the first post in my new series called “A Day In My Life.” Each post in this series focuses on what a day in my life looks like depending on the situation I am in. Why write about this? I find it interesting how people organize their day, it makes me wonder how I can improve my day to maximize the time I have in my day.
If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that I made the trek from Vancouver to Dublin last week. As I was flying later in the day so that meant I could do all the things I needed to do before leaving on my month long trip.
7:30am – Wake up time! Since I’m trying to adjust to the later time zone, I am waking up earlier than I normally do on the weekend.
7:45am – Skincare before a flight it critical. I always wash my face with a gentle cleanser and put on a light moisturizer after. Keeping hyrdrated throughout the day is always vital because airlines try to give you enough water but you never have enough to hydrate yourself for the full flight.
8:30am – Gym time. Time to get a quick workout, about 60 minutes, in because exercise is a great way to tire yourself out before a flight. I try to do 40 minutes of cardio and the rest of the time on stretching & strengthening because you don’t really stand up on a flight (especially if you are sitting by the window or in the middle).
9:55am – When I get home, my mom and I take the dogs out for a quick trail walk in the mountains near my house. After all they need a walk need a walk and fresh air helps you to fall asleep faster. Also it is another excuse to spend time with my mom before I head off.
10:25am – Exchange money, grab a healthy airplane snack, have a shower so I don’t smell on the flight. Basically my time to do whatever I forgot to do in the days leading up to departure. When I grab snacks for the flight, it is for two reasons. The first reason is so I do not pay too much in the airport and the second reason is so I can have healthier option besides chips and Kit Kat bars.
11:45am – Lunch time. As the flight to London is nine hours, I tried not to eat anything too heavy. Today I have the #1 Green Juice from Glory Juice in North Vancouver and a salad with quinoa, kale, spinach, feta, chickpeas, and all the veggies. I find that lunch is the best way to load up on veggies without trying.
12:30pm – Final run through of what I have packed for the month. Even though I am only bringing a carry-on suitcase, I feel like everything I could possibly need for a month (except for maybe meeting the Queen) is in there.
1:00pm – Lounge time with my sister and the two dogs before heading out. My sister, Alana, is always one of the first people I miss when I go away traveling so leading up to going away, I like to spend as much time with her as I can.
2:20pm – Head off to the airport. My mom and I head to pick up my Grandma before going off to the airport for the flight. Luckily traffic is not too bad so we make it to departures in record time.
3:45pm – Made it past sercurity and sitting in the Maple Leaf lounge at the Vancouver International Airport. This is the first time I have been in an airport lounge before and it was a pretty cool experience! Free magazines and newspapers, drinks and food, along with places to just sit and relaxing before heading off to a variety of different locations.
If you travel often or even just enjoy the occasional trip, I’d love to hear about how you spend the day leading up to a trip! Just leave me a comment down below about how you spend it.