Make sure to have NO Responsibilities during the day of your trip.
Get everything figured out beforehand. Do your homework, write the paper, clean the house. Complete whatever responsibilities you have before tripping.
It can also help to have a couple days of no responsibilities, after your trip, but DEFINITELY NOT any during the day of your trip!
This allows your mind to relax into the moment. It allows you to not be distracted by unfinished tasks.
I’ve tripped the day before going into work, and I’ve tripped with days off after, and I prefer more days off to relax and reflect, but I’ve still had good trips knowing that I work the next day.