Fighting jet lag

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It’s Friday, and honestly I just want to get the necessary work things done and just relax this weekend. I’m feeling tired and unmotivated.

But enough about me… Let’s talk about jet lag. First, this is not something everyone just makes up in their head, it’s a real thing.. Having said that, let’s look at some ways you can fight this so that you can enjoy more of your vacation.

  • Before you even start on your trip, try going to bed an hour earlier and getting up an hour earlier, if you will be going to an earlier time zone. Do this one hour at a time for several nights if you are going to jump several time zones being prepared.
  • Try to rest as much as you can on your flight. The article I’m reading says not to watch movies or read. But I know some people find movies and reading to be very relaxing. I’m kind of confused on this one.
  • If you are arriving first thing in the morning, try to stay awake and do some sightseeing or whatever you are there to do. Try to go to bed at a normal hour so that the following morning you will be more on track.
  • You should not drink much on a plane.. You also shouldn’t try to induce sleep by taking sleep medication.

These are some things you can try. Let me know if you have other suggestions.

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