There are few things more miserable than starting your work day after flying. Especially if you’re traveling across time zones. You’re exhausted, cranky, and probably much more in the mood for a bed than a 9 AM meeting.
While we can’t ask your boss to give you the day off, we can help you overcome jet lag.
For example, you can start getting ready days in advance by adjusting your bedtime. Or, before boarding, drink green tea and avoid overeating. Most importantly, invest in a neck pillow. Making even these little changes could make a huge difference for your mood after you land.
Curious what else could help? Check out this infographic and ensure that your next flight is smooth sailing. (Warning: We have no tips for surviving the misery that is missing baggage.)
Infographic courtesy of Visitors Coverage. Photo of tired man courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author