you leave, start cutting back on caffeine use. This will
help you adjust to avoiding caffeine during your trip or
wanting your morning caffeine kick when its evening
in the new time zone.
If you have some flexibility, schedule your trip
to allow you a day to adjust to a new time zone. It will
help you be sharp for your meetings if you get a little
extra adjustment time.
As soon as you
step into the plane, reset your watch to your destinations
time zone. Begin immediately to live in that
time zone. If its 8 p.m. where youre departing,
but 3 a.m. where youre going, pretend its 3
a.m. and go immediately to sleep. Use your earplugs and
eyeshades. Dont wait for all the passengers to get
on the plane, dont wait to eat the dinner, just do
your best to go to sleep. Then try to wake up when its
morning in the new time zone.
Dont drink alcohol or caffeine at all on
the plane. If you must have your morning coffee, wait until
its actually morning in your new destination.
Resist the urge
to stay up late and socialize the first night. Go to bed
at a reasonable time so you can get a full nights