How to Beat Jetlag (or Not)
I’ve been getting a lot of questions on how I beat the infamous jetlag while traveling in between so many time zones. If I'm going, to be honest, I have not found “The Answer” or “Secret Formula” to beat jetlag. I’ve realized it’s far easier to go with the flow and not fight it at all.
What does going with the flow mean you ask?
For me, it means sleeping whenever and wherever I can, for example sleeping at the airport on a layover or waiting to board or even sleeping while in transit like on buses, trains, and planes.
Basically anywhere I can sleep for 30 minutes or more I will take advantage of.
I’ve also learned to listen to my body. Traveling really does take a toll on one's body especially if you're doing it more than 4 times per month like myself. If my body feels week, I refuel with some food, I always come prepared with a water bottle and I always take a one day break after a trip to recoup and catch up on emails.
When all else fails a grab my lifesaver, caffeine, in specific an iced coffee with milk and half the base (if you were wondering). I try not to turn to coffee that often but unfortunately I am not in the position to skip out on a city tour simply because I’m tired, plus the longer you stay up the more you get to explore.
This is a topic I will continue to work on as it isn’t the most ideal but it’s been working for me lately. I’d love to hear what you do to cure your jetlag?