How can travelers minimize the effects of jetlag? In at least 4 NLP ways:
Firstly by not programming their minds for jetlag by readily accepting that they’ll have it before they board a plane. Have you heard people saying ‘I’ll be jetlagged when I arrive‘? Exactly the point! The NLP principle that operates here is: if you say this to yourself way before your journey takes place, you’ll be programming your mind and body [the ‘neuro’ part] by your language and the language of your thoughts [the ‘linguistic’ part]. Because what you believe you will achieve, and because energy follows thought, if you think ‘I’ll be jetlagged‘, you’ll unconsciously be programming your body and mind to be jetlagged. Of course the body will be impacted by going through changes in altitude, geographical positioning, time zones, and longer periods of inactivity, but if you cannot completely eliminate jetlag, you most certainly can minimize its effect. Your mind and belief systems have immensely subtle but impactful power. And it is exactly the subtlety of this power that many folks overlook.
Secondly by not allowing yourself to look at the watch while in flight, nor convert the time at your destination to what the time would be at the place of your departure. Example: if you fly from Toronto Canada to London UK, (a) do not look at your watch at all while in flight and (b) do not care to think about what time it would be in Toronto once you have landed in London. A much better use of your energy is to concentrate on …
Thirdly … how you will fill the time between when you arrive and go to bed. It’s a good idea to have things on the to do list and ticking them off by doing them, as long, of course, as they do not involve things that could endanger you, such as driving if you really do not feel like it. The fact that you have points on the to do list will program your mind and body to concentrate on executing the schedule which will inevitably divert your attention from the fact that you should be jetlagged and will not allow your body to switch off until you have finished doing the last item on the to do list.
Fourthly by saying to yourself ‘why should I have jetlag? Just because everyone else does?” Many energies impact us from our environment. We often carry other people’s energies without realizing it, which in the case of jetlag translates into the fact that you take it on because it’s the done thing, because everyone else has it, so if I didn’t, I’d be seen as weird. Sounds laughable? Maybe. But that doesn’t alter the fact that it’s true.
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