It's awful. One cannot beautify it. It's not only that one is tired at wrong times. It's more. Yesterday my eyes were forced to close in the afternoon. I always wanted to rub them. I went to bed for a nap at 3pm. As soon as I was in bed the body felt awake. The timer was set for an hour. Sleep set in after a while and after one hour I was in such a deep sleep that I slept 2 more hours.
At 6pm I got up. I was again very hungry even though I had eaten a nice lunch here: salad and fried zucchini. I was up till after midnight. It was impossible to sleep when in bed again. I stayed there observed the breath and finally I slept.
A nightmare visited me: I had to travel to Hamburg (north of Germany) to my health insurance. They needed a paper. I searched the building and found it finally. In the ailes where people in wheel chairs driving so fast that one had to jump in a rooms in order not to crash. In one of the rooms was a desk and there I put my handbag and searched for the paper. 'I know I have it', I said, 'I know I have it.' Then the tea on the desk tilted over and flew over the desk. I had no room more to place the handbag. 'I come from so far and now I don't find this paper', I know I have it.' It was kafkaesk. I went again and again through the stuff in my handbag with no success. Then I woke up.
It was 4:30 when I woke up and I wanted to sleep till 5am. Minimum. I got up, I showered, washed my hair, prepared a cup of coffee for myself. When I wanted to brush my hair, I couldn't find my hair brush in my handbag. Hahaha......
I have no recipe how to get through the first week. I always forget how awful jet lag is. The whole body is confused and out of rhythm. My body needs one week to get back to normal. I give the time, eat well, and wait till it's over.....lol.
Ok, today I'll buy Baldrian tea. I'll drink it before going to bed at night.