Zombie Nurse looking for a Cure!

Friday, January 20, 2012

I'm a nurse on the graveyard shift. I work 930pm to 830am...Yes, I really act like a zombie 95% of my week. I also go to school (college) 2 days a week, all day 8am to 4pm. I am a mother of a tween (almost a teen) with a busy schedule. OHHHH and a wife, chef, housekeeper, chauffeur, and jack of all trades!!! My hubby does help out alot, especially letting me get my much needed sleep. I have only been on the night shift for 8 months, but it feels like eternity. I get 6-8 hrs of sleep a day when I do work and 8-10 on days I don't work. Prior to this shift I would wake up at 5am...go to the gym for an hour...go to work at 7am...get home at 730pm (3 days a week)...On my days off i would maintain the same type of schedule and add a little extra activity in there and fitness classes. I was in the best shape of my life physically, emotionally, psychologically. Then BAMMMM...lay off! Now...I am a wreck and I feel like I need to regain my control back. I eat very well...the right portions and natural foods (not a junk eater nor do I eat out). Diet has never been the issue, but I have no motivation to maintain the physical aspect of life...which upsets me because I can feel it ALL OVER. I have gained 8 lbs in 8 months (seems so little, but it's a huge difference to me). Is there anyone out that that can CURE MY ZOMBIE??? I am not usually stumped, but this shift has got me! (working on getting different hours for 8 months, you take what you can get!!!). I am open to ANY advice or words of wisdom. Thanks in advance for the support.
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    1) Try not to focus on the "bad"...because you have so much to be thankful for...

    2) Getting laid off, like you were, can shake you to your roots...and it is this feeling that is causing you problems...

    3) When I was in a similar situation (taking whatever you can get for shift work), I realized that third shift was a TON better than second shift (we won't even talk about first shift...we both know how much EVERYBODY wants to work days)...third shift allows you far more freedom to figure out how to spend some quality time with your husband and tween....or to hit the gym before going home...

    It takes a little more effort to stay positive, but it's worth all the effort....

    Peace & love!

    2647 days ago
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