For my first trip to Asia the one thing I was dreading more than the 24 hour travel time was jet lag. You know, the exhaustion a person feels after a long flight, swollen feet, blocked ears, bad breath and bags under the eyes. I was NOT having it. not to mention the time adjustment, there was an 11 hour time difference from where I was coming from. My trip was only 7 days long with four full travel days. The last thing I wanted was to waste even more time trying to adjust.
So I did some research, prepped my mind and body and landed both flights saying Beyonce’s oh-so famous line, “I woke up like dis.” Here’s how:
Hydrate like crazy. Because flying dehydrates the body
Compression socks to support circulation
Bring a toothbrush. Because any self-respecting person would remember to manage their hygeine
Drink coffee or eat a breakfast-like meal at the breakfast time of the place you’re going. This was the game changer for me. The idea is if you have a 9am flight, skip the coffee until it’s 9:00am at the place where you’re going. According to the Harvard Business Review manipulating your feeding clock can help your body reset and feel brand new.
All of the above were things I did that helped me land in Asia feeling BRAND NEW. Safe travels!