Whether you are studying abroad or simply going on a vacation to a certain country, chances are you are going to have to battle jet lag. I recently arrived in Florence, Italy to study for the semester. I did not realize how rough the jet lag would actually be, especially since I have never experienced it before. I did my best to adjust my inner clock, so here are some tips I have for you if you are planning on traveling a few time zones away from the one you are used to.
1. Wake Up Early The Day You Are Leaving
If you get up early the day of your flight, you will be tired by the time you should go to sleep on the plane.
2. Drink Water
You need to stay hydrated so drink up!
3. Avoid Coffee
4. Walk Around On The Plane
5. Sleep On The Plane
6. Avoid Alcohol
7. Keep Yourself Busy
Get it done while you still have some adrenaline in your system; you won't want to do it before you go to sleep.
9. Go To Bed Early The Night You Arrive
10. Eat Food
11. Go Exploring
If you follow these tips, you will hopefully be able to get over your jet lag quickly and be able to start enjoying the foreign country you are in. Have an amazing time!