I came back from London three weeks ago and I'm still enjoying the trip. Not just the memories or photos but the way my routine changed for the better. Jetlag is tricky. You don't think it's going to effect you because you think that all you need is a good night's sleep when you get home and you'll be back to your normal schedule. However, for me, it hung on for a week, at least, but it also propelled me into a new routine. Jetlag ended up being amazing for so many reasons.
First of all, traveling always makes me so grateful for the life I have back home. Maybe it's because I'm loving my life in New York City but halfway through my trip, I realized how much I loved London and how much I'm still in love with NYC. London is beautiful, it's clean, with amazing sites, restaurants and people. I walked miles, met up with friends, ate delicious vegan food and generally enjoyed myself. I also took a day trip to Paris, which was scary at first but ended up being a perfect end to my England trip. Secondly, traveling makes me realize how strong and brave I am, how I can navigate a flight and a new country by myself. It makes me appreciate another country and, also, my own country, my life, my job and my family and friends. I stayed a week and it was the perfect amount of time.
London was one of my best trips, if not the best trip thus far because I'm still feeling the after effects. It has stayed with me and helped rejuvenate my routine and gave me a fresh outlook on my relationships, business, clients, self care, everything in my life.
I know some of us cannot travel for various reasons or have to put off travel. But you can still refresh your routine. London helped me reset my sleep and helped me focus my energy. Refresh your routine starting with sleep.
1. Go to bed earlier each night until you fall asleep at the time you want.
2. Get up and be productive when you wake up after 7-8 hours of sleep
3. Make a list of what you need to do and check off the items
4. Write down 1 thing you are grateful for and remember it!
5. Exercise at some point during the day and remember self care
6. Eat your greens!!
I love the quote: don't put off tomorrow what you can do today. Book your flight and prepare for your trip and you won't regret it.