So I survived my first ‘rotation’ on the night shift. It wasn’t bad. Not bad at all. At least I think it was. I was really expecting to be drained. To be utterly exhausted like the last time I did nights (at my job that was 70 miles away).
It’s amazing how different things are when you get home at a decent time, and actually make it to bed on time.. and get the proper amount of sleep!
I will admit.. I still watched the clock. Even though I tolerated being up.. I sure didn’t LIKE it in any way. I still got that overwhelming ‘zombie-like’ feeling about half-way through my shift. Not sure if that will ever change.
Your mind plays some really crazy tricks on you when you’re tired.
I am still amazed at how some people can do this as their full time job.