Here are some great tips for surviving long flights or multiple flights in a short time:
1. Adjust your watch or phone.
You want to mentally get in sync with the local time of your destination. As soon as you take off, change your watch or phone (whatever you keep time with) to the time of your destination. Try and not remind yourself or even think about your schedule back home (when you’d be sleeping/eating/exercising/working).
2. Stop Belly Bloat.
Have you ever noticed that your clothes feel tighter during and after a flight? To avoid that uncomfortable feeling – don’t drink anything with bubbles. All gasses expand during flight. Try and also reduce how much you eat on the flight because the cabin pressure puts a strain on the digestive process and slows it down.
3. Sleep as much as you can.
Traveling can wear you out. Besides, sleeping through meals and the alcohol service can really help you.
4. Avoid Alcohol and Drink Water.
Our bodies are 70% water, so being hydrated is absolutely imperative to feel good. Drink water along – it not only hydrates your body, but it hydrates your brain so you are more alert at landing. If you can’t handle plain water, try flavor packs, Real Lemon, or decaffeinated teas (herbal). Avoid anything sugary. If you do drink alcohol, increase your water consumption by five. 1 alcoholic beverage : 5 waters
5. Moisturizer and Vitamins.
Apply a good moisturizer (men can use serums if they prefer). I recall the days of getting them in your International travel kits – now you need to bring your own! Apply it during the flight and just before landing. It can help revive you while hydrating your skin. Flights have zero humidity. Secondly, pack some vitamins to battle jet lag. Favorites include: Multivitamin, Omega, Vitamin C, Airborne, and a good Veggie tablet. Consider powders that can be added to water – this way you get hydration and a quick pick-me-up.