Heather Rome is a seasoned global businesswoman who has worked with companies such as DAI (Development Alternatives Inc.) and other large organizations. She has traveled to and worked in dozens of countries and, during her years traversing the world, she has learned how to adjust to different time zones.
If you must travel for business, as Heather Rome did with DAI, or you simply want to travel for pleasure, you’ll need to help your body adjust to new time zones to avoid jet lag. Tips like those below are good practices to employ:
- Reset Your Watch – A few days before you begin your trip, reset your watch or the clock on your phone to match the time zone to which you are traveling. This will help you to gradually adjust your habits to better suit your destination, reducing jet lag when you arrive.
- Stay Hydrated – Dehydration will make adjusting to a new rhythm harder on your body. Drink plenty of fluids from the moment you begin your trip to help your body cope with the changing time zones.
- Limit Your Sleep – It’s tempting to take a long nap on the flight to your destination or as soon as you arrive, but it is healthier to limit your sleep to short naps until it is evening in your new zone. This will help your body to adjust faster and fight jet lag more effectively during the next few days.
Heather Rome traveled frequently with organizations such as DAI, and continues to implement the above-mentioned tips in her current travels. Adopting practices meant to combat jet lag has helped her to be more productive in her international visits, and they can do the same for you.