Here’s how you can stop making the biggest mistakes that are going to make beating jet lag harder, according to Ladders.

Every traveler dreads the side effect of global adventure — jet lag, the imbalance in our body’s internal clock caused by traveling through too many time zone. It spoils your sleep, destroys your mood, ruins your appetite, wreaks havoc on your ability to concentrate, and drags down your energy levels.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it takes about a day to recover for each time zone crossed. Unfortunately, too many of us have to return back to work to recover properly from our trips across the globe. Although some of jet lag’s symptoms may be inevitable, others can be entirely preventable.