For those of you who have been following me for a while you know that I travel a lot. Being a business owner and blogger requires that I lend my time to several different places. From red eye flights to New York for meetings or international flights to Europe for fashion weeks – I am always on the go. Over the years I’ve found some tips and tricks that help with easing the struggle of a long flight. Here are a few things that help.
GET ON SCHEDULE
If I’m able to get myself on the same time schedule as my destination a day or two before, I find myself a lot less tired upon my arrival. Time zone changes can be one of the most grueling things on our bodies, especially after dealing with long flight times. If you’re already prepared to take on the day (or night) once you land, you’ll feel a lot more relaxed and less worried about catching up on the time.
When you’re feeling tired, the last thing you may want to do is work out but I promise it’ll help. Exercise will boost your endorphins and stretch any muscles that have faced tension throughout flight time. Even simple 10-15 minute workouts that you can do in your hotel room will help you feel refreshed and more energized.
TAKE A SLEEP VITAMIN
If I can’t help but feel restless during my first night on a trip I take an Olly Restful Sleep gummy to help me get to bed. It’s blended to boost our body’s natural sleep hormone and relax our mind, body and senses. Take two of these before bed and you’re good to do.
SUMMER FRIDAYS JET LAG MASK
Traveling is harsh on our skin, which is one of the main reasons Lauren and I created the Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask. I swear by it before, during and after a long flight for the ultimate hydration. The ingredients also help energize my skin after everything I’ve put it through.
HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE
The best thing you can do for a tired body other than getting rest is staying hydrated. Drinking as much water as possible is key for beating any dryness and dehydration that goes hand in hand with traveling. Put the coffee to the side for at least a day and let your body indulge in as much water as possible.