Here Are The Top 14 Things You Must Do Next Time You Fly...
1. Take Your Own Food
The truth is, you couldn’t pay me to eat plane food. It’s full of ‘food-like substances’ and has been sitting in those aluminum packs for God knows how long. Instead, try taking your own nourishing snacks with you. Things like salads, cut up veggie sticks, homemade avocado dip, activated nuts, chia pudding, bliss balls or anything from my ebook The Glow Kitchen. I pack my food in a cute stainless steel lunch box and dive in whenever I’m hungry. Another hot tip... I also eat a big meal high in good quality fats just before a long flight so that I am full and could even fast the rest of the journey.
2. Nourish Your Body
Flying and animal products are very contracting and can put a lot of stress on your body. So when your body is already compromised make sure you’re supporting it by eating expanding foods such as veggies and good quality fats. Stay away from animal products and fill up on all the other goodies you have packed. Packing a high-quality superfood green powder is one of my hottest tips and my personal favorite is Superfood Greens which was hand crafted by my good friends James Colquhoun and Laurentine Ten Bosch at Food Matters. Have this in a cup of water on your journey.
3. Drink Loads Of Water
Take a massive stainless steel bottle filled with filtered water to the airport. You’ll have to drink it before you go through security, but once you’re on the other side, most airports have filtered water stations all over the place so you can fill it straight back up again. Easy peasy! Flying is very dehydrating, so make sure you drink loads before you get on, during the flight and ever after you land. And remember, you can always ask the staff on the plane to refill your bottle. For extra hydration take some electrolytes with you such as Essential Electrolytes by NutriBiotics or the amazing Oxygen supplement CellFood.
4. Take A Warm Scarf And Socks
It’s imperative you keep your neck and feet warm whilst you fly. They really drop the temperature during flights, so make sure you keep both your neck and feet as warm as possible. I have forgotten my scarf before and ended up getting sick as soon as I arrived at my destination … not fun! You are most likely to forget these travel essentials if you’re leaving a warm climate and going to another warm climate, but don’t be fooled — you will need them!
5. Use Headphones
I have a pair of Bose noise canceling headphones, which are awesome! They block out so much noise you can actually get some decent sleep, plus they are way better to watch movies with compared to the ones they hand out for free. Again, the noise on airplanes is very Vata aggravating, so cutting out as much of it as possible will do you the world of good.
6. Take Essential Oils
It’s best to avoid toxic perfumes and sprays at all times but even more so whilst you are in a confined space. You can use good quality essential oils instead. Try lavender to help you fall asleep and peppermint to invigorate and wake you up once you land at your destination. Add a few drops to your wrists or even on your clothes.
7. Use An Eye Mask
This is a non-negotiable if you’re going long haul. You want to try and get as much sleep as you possibly can to avoid jet lag, and using an eye mask will help with this enormously. Take your own though because the freebies on the plane are oh-so-toxic. This is the one I have.
8. Avoid Alcohol
Like animal products, alcohol is very contracting. Avoid the booze trolley, and load up on filtered water and herbal teas instead. Hot tip... Take a zip lock bag full of different organic herbal teas and ask the staff to bring you a cup of hot water.
Meditation calms the mind and the body. Try practicing while you’re in the air — whether that means listening to one of my guided meditation in your headphones, focusing on a mantra, or simply tuning into your breath. Do it for as long as you can and really soak up the opportunity to get in a decent session. (If you are going long haul, you could even get in a few!)
10. Take A Good Book
Flying is the perfect time to finish those books on your bedside table. I personally travel with my iPad and or Kindle and load all my books onto that. But stock up on paperbacks if that’s what you prefer — whatever floats your boat. For some epic book suggestions check out the 27 books that have changed my life.
Get up and move as much as you can. Even do some light stretches or yoga poses down the back of the if you like. You want to keep the circulation flowing freely through your body and prevent any joint stiffness or muscle cramps. I love Charlotte Dodson’s airplane yoga poses.
12. Oil Up
Flying really dries you out so make sure you take some organic coconut oil or sesame oil and lather up before you get on, whilst you flying and for a few days after.
13. Reduce Your Exposure To Radiation
For those of you who want to take this to the next level, take a look at limiting your exposure to radiation with products like the Pocket Resonator by EMFBlues.com
14. Sleep, Sleep, Sleep!
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Despite the epic movie choice try and get as much sleep as possible to avoid jet lag.
So there you have it... 14 tips to help with your next trip (you may want to bookmark this page).
Now I would love to hear from you. Do you have any helpful flying tips of your own? Please share in the comments below. And together let's create an epic long list we can always refer back to.
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