Rest up before you go
Don’t stress the day before you leave—it’s easier than you may think. Set yourself an imaginary deadline to finish your preparations and spend the 24 hours prior to departure getting into a relaxed mindset.
Focus on your destination—and reset on the plane
The moment your plane takes off, reset your watch and start getting your internal clock in gear. If it will be morning when you touch down, try to get some sleep on the plane. Once you disembark, focus wholly on where you are and don’t even think about what time it is back home.
Keep busy and pack a snack
The best way to distract yourself from the urge to nap? Have an action-packed itinerary on your first day that will keep you out and about—and energized, too. In case of a slump, bring a nutritious snack like some mixed nuts or dried fruit for a boost.
What are your tips for avoiding jet lag?