If you are one of the ‘lucky ones’ rostered to work Christmas day this year then it can be pretty tough, particularly for those with young families, as everyone wants to witness the unwrapping frenzy of all of those goodies left under the tree by Santa the night before.
But remember Christmas day is what you make of it – it really is.
Whilst you may not be home for Christmas, spending time with others is not really a bad thing. In fact for some, Christmas can be a lonely time and coming into work can actually be a good distraction.
I for one enjoyed spending many years with my “Airline Family” on Christmas day – it just comes with the territory when you sign up to work irregular hours.
But is it really the end of the world? Are you really missing out on all of the fun and festivities of Christmas day?
Not a chance! Because the day is what you make of it.
If you bring your Christmas spirit into work (along with some of those naughty Christmas treats to share) – you can actually have lots of fun joking around with your work mates. After all, when everyone is in the same boat there’s no point whining and complaining about it!
In fact sometimes being a shift worker is a really good thing because you can arrive at a Christmas function after work, and just sit down and eat. You didn’t have to spend all of the morning cooking and preparing everything because you were quite literally – at work. If you don’t like cooking (but you love eating) – then this is a huge bonus!
So if you’re working Christmas day this year, try and bring a bit of Christmas spirit into work.
The holiday season is all about catching up with friends, family and loved ones, but when you work 24/7 there are going to be times when you will have to be at work, so you may as well make the most of it.
Just grab a Santa hat, eat lots of cake and you’ll be getting into the spirit of Christmas in next to no time.
P.S. – And remember, the diet can start next week!