Ten Tips to Help You Overcome Jet Lag

Ten Tips on Fighting Jet Lag I often wish that I could teleport to my next destination in order to avoid jet lag. That may sound slightly dramatic but honestly beyond feeling disoriented, dehydrated, tired, unfocused, and really just over all unpleasant, jet lag gives me this strange feeling of being in the Twilight Zone. Like, where did all that time go? How did I get here? And why is the sun still shining when I left daylight 12 hours ago?!

 

Luckily, my experiences with traveling combined with advice collected from friends met along the way have enabled me to “manage” jet lag in the very least. These tips will help minimize your jet lag so that you can start your journey feeling fresh and focused.

 

 

During Your Flight:

 

-    Drink lots of water and juice to stay hydrated.  When you’re fatigued AND dehydrated you feel worse. Another way to avoid dehydration is to avoid caffeine and alcohol during your flight. I know it’s hard, because being drunk while flying is super fun and coffee is delish, but if you want to feel good upon landing, you’ve got to make sacrifices. Also bring on a carry sized lotion to keep your skin hydrated.

 

-    Set all of your clocks for your new destination’s time zone so that you feel on track hour-wise when you land. You don’t want to look at your watch/cell/laptop and realize that it’s really 4 am back at home. The realization will immediately send you into the jet lag Twilight Zone.

 

-     Try walking around the cabin (when the seatbelt light turns off, of course) to keep your body somewhat energized. Exercise and stretching will keep your blood flowing. 

 

-    If you’re arriving to your destination in the morning. Sleep during your flight

 

-    If you’re scheduled to arrive in the evening, stay awake during your journey.

 

Upon Landing:

 

-    As soon as you possibly can, stand in the sun for about 15 minutes. The sun plays an important role in your body's production of Vitamin D3, and being in sunlight will help remind your body that it's supposed to be awake.

 

-     When you arrive, take off your shoes and walk around barefoot. Or, if it’s at all possible go for a swim in the ocean. This will ground your electromagnetic system.

 

-    Try to avoid using elevators, escalators and moving sidewalks. Use your own body to get you from point A to point B in the airport.

 

-    Continue to drink a lot of water.

 

-    Get some outdoor exercise, don’t overdo it though.

 

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