Nightshift has been part of my life for the last 20 years, every three weeks it rears its ugly head, lucky the last 10 years I have been doing job share, so its not a full week of nights but I dont know if any body on here has worked nights but its my week where I feel like the creature from the deep I just dont know how to explain the feeling of tiredness it is nothing like sleepless nights with children and believe me I had a child that never slept.
I worked nights last night and by 4 am my body was so physically tired and my head just couldnt think my job can be physical so constantly on feet for 9 hours in steel cap boots bending and dragging things, probably better that I am moving around as the minute its time for my break I fall in a hole I just could lay down on the floor and go to sleep anywhere.
As I work shift work and my home life is always busy I am a firm believer in vitamins and stretching.
I take a womens multi vitamin and vitamin C everyday. I also love my juicer as I make a juice with celery , carrots and beetroot ginger, apple and orange, my daughter informs me it smells like the compost bin but she loves it.
I notice at work a lot of people drink the evergy drinks on nightshift, but I really dont think they are good for you so I steer clear of them.
I always have a lot of plans for what Im going to do when I get home from nightshift but the minute Im home thats out the door, I will mop tonight and I have to put kids beds back together as I stripped them yesterday and did all the sheets but I think that will be it, basically Im out of action and one thing I really should not do after working nightshift is grocery shop.
Im lucky this week I only do 2 nights so thats nothing really, I often think oh I might go back to work full time next year but the week I do nights I change that attitude quick smart. I really wonder if there is somebody out there who actually likes nightshift.