So here I am on the flight from London to Chennai.
Half the time I’m at different parts of the world and if there’s one thing I’ve become used to, it’s travelling for long hours from one country to another.
That doesn’t mean that I’m not absolutely exhausted from all the flights and transits. But I love travelling, I love what I do and I really enjoy going to different countries creating success stories from all walks of life at my events. It’s been a great learning experience for me at the same time.
One of the things I’ve learned is how to survive really long flights, and I’d be happy to share my tips with you today.
3 Tips To Help You Survive Crazy Long Flights
So here’s what you need to survive that really long 10-hour plus flight:
1. Noise-cancelling earphones
Invest in a good pair of noise-cancelling earphones.
You can see the ones that I use in the video. It’s from Bose. They’re top of the line. Best in the market, in my opinion.
It might look a little bulkier than normal earphones because of the rectangular piece but when you switch it on, it cancels out all the background noise. Having a set of these is handy to cancel out the white noise and is always useful on long flights, while you enjoy your movie or music.
2. Sleeping mask
This is to help you go to sleep.
It really helps to block out any bright lights (other passengers may have the reading lights on or something) and just help you to get to sleep without distractions.
On long flights, it’s important to make sure you get enough rest.
These go along with the sleeping mask I mentioned, to help you sleep.
They do a great job cancelling out other sounds, so that you can rest.
Of course, some of you may prefer to sleep while listening to music, which is also fine.
What’s important is cancelling out other in-flight noises so that you can make sure that you get your rest.
One other thing that I do wherever I go is stock up on cold pressed juice.
Every time I travel to a new country, I’ll look up a place that sells cold pressed juice (my personal favourite is made with kale+spinach and minimal fruits. If you’re not used to this in the beginning, it will taste horrible to you. But once you’re used to it, your body will crave for it.
Because I don’t like to eat vegetables, it helps me to drink my greens. I’ll buy a week’s supply and drink it throughout the day to keep up my energy levels and supplement my health. It keeps me refreshed, alert and energized, and I find that I’ll be less tired even after a crazy long flight.
So, let’s recap:
The three essentials you’ll need to help you survive long flights:
- Noise-cancelling earphones
- Sleeping mask
If you have these, no journey will ever seem too long or too daunting. If you have any other essentials that you bring with you, I’d love to hear it.