Dan Pink’s Tips for Avoiding Jet Lag

I’m really liking Dan Pink’s travel tips. I just watched his latest short video Travel Tip #9: Avoiding Jet Lag. Here’s a quick synopsis:

Key issues are time, food, & light.


  • adjust your watch to the new time zone as soon as you sit in your seat on the plane
  • try to only sleep during regular “sleeping” times of the place where you are going


  • eat less; try to eat no more than 1/2 of what is offered to you
  • once you are at your destination, eat when and what is appropriate for that time of day

LIGHT (most important)

  • once you land, DO NOT SLEEP if it is light outside

On my last trip to Japan, I found it very easy to adjust going there, but the trip back was brutal. I’m going to follow these tips on my October trip and see if it helps.


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