I just got back from visiting Iceland with my dad, and it’s time for me to get back in the swing of things. Our trip was so much fun and I’m so happy I got the chance to do this with my dad, but I have to admit that I’m pretty jet lagged. By now I’ve figured out exactly how to get out of this rut, and I want to help you all get back into your routines after traveling. Keep on reading for more!
Get moving. I know that this may sound surprising, but working out really helps with jet lag. When I’m wide awake from being in different time zones I find that a good workout helps me relax afterwards. On the other hand, if you’re feeling really tired, a quick workout in the morning gets your heart rate up and gives you a boost of energy for the day. Trust me on this one!
My current go to workouts are pilates, if you don’t have a local studio one of my favorite at home programs is Melissa Wood Health.
With traveling comes water retention. After long flights I tend to feel a little puffier and even bloated in some cases, and it’s usually just fluids that need to be drained. I love getting a lymphatic drainage massage to help ease the process of losing that extra water in my body. It also doesn’t hurt that they’re super relaxing and gentle!
If you’re in Los Angeles or New York, Flavia Lanini is incredible and in New York I’ve heard great things about IMD Beauty Spa.
Jet Lag Mask (Post-Flight)
If your body is feeling the jet lag, so is your skin. I use my Jet Lag Mask before, during, and after my traveling to maintain my skin’s moisture levels. Once I land from a long flight, my skin feels a little extra dry so I apply some right after I’ve showered and cleansed my skin.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
You get more dehydrated than you would think when you’re traveling. It’s so important to keep drinking water, especially on long flights that cause you to dehydrate. I always have a bottle of water on me on planes, and during my trips I make sure to stay on track of my water intake as well. If necessary, download an app that reminds you when it’s time to sip some h2O!
When I get back home from a trip, I start tracking my sleep until I get back to my usual hours. This way I know how much sleep I’m not getting as a result of traveling, and how many hours I should be aiming for. Eventually I get back to my normal schedule, but I’m curious to know how my body is adjusting. If you need extra help to get some zzz’s, Olly Restful Sleep Vitamins are my jet lag life saver!
Get Ahead on Work
When all else fails and I find myself unable to rest, I get ahead on work. This way when I do get extra tired during the week I’m not falling behind because things have already been handled. This makes the following week so much easier and helps me keep things streamlined and moving forward. I get ahead on emails, scheduling meetings, and planning anything else that’s needed for the coming days.