I had just managed to build a regular exercise routine after a long trip abroad when we moved this past month and my life's been turned upside down. We couldn't cook anything, I was exhausted, and I was looking for work 12-15 hours per day.
Now we're more settled in, I'm eating more healthily, and I somehow managed to be accepted to my dream job as a journalist. But I wasn't expecting to work on rotating shifts and I feel like I can't win!
I work alternating days from 7AM-3PM or from 3PM-11PM, from home. I'm always at my computer, which can sometimes be a problem (there's no such thing as an official lunch break - while I'm free to grab something to eat if I want to, as a news person, you always need to be aware of breaking stories and I can't stay away for more than a few minutes at a time). My sleep is all messed up and I'm exhausted, exhausted, exhausted. Worse, the schedule makes it awkward to exercise, as it's close to dark once I'm done. I might be able to do some light exercise before the afternoon shift, but I'm not sure how to go about it; I usually am a morning person.
And the worst thing? I'm SO. NAUSEOUS. My husband just made me eggs after I haven't eaten for 8 hours, and I feel like I can't eat anything even though I'm hungry. I already have severe GERD so I deal with nausea all the time, but this is ridiculous.
I know this job is right for me - I'm really happy when I'm working, that's never happened before - but I don't know how to deal with the shifts. Help!!
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