Today, I feel fuzzy. Droopy eyelids. Low energy. I want to do nothing. Formulating coherent thoughts is extra challenging right now.
Hello Jet Lag!
A handful of naps, movies, and snacks later, I arrived back home in Los Angeles last night, after thirteen hours on a plane, the initial flight originating in Stockholm, Sweden. Having spent a total of ten days traveling throughout Scandinavia, the jet lagged, tired feeling wasn’t suffocating when I had arrived in Copenhagen, but upon re-entry onto American soil, I felt flying’s effects and the changed time-zones in more of a pronounced way.
You probably assume that I am used to jet lag, as I’m a flight attendant, but I’m also human, and we humans have some basic needs, like food, water, shelter, and sleep, to name a few. When you travel, it can be a challenge to meet those needs appropriately. The airline food sucks! I can’t drink enough water! I’m in a middle seat, crammed completely upright, sitting next to a man who smells! Sound familiar?
So, in what ways can you minimize the effects of jet lag? Here are the ways I fight that jet lag feeling from long travel days.
That’s about all of the coherent-ness I can collect right now. Only a few more hours till I can go to sleep….
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