Do you believe it’s possible to be a healthy shift worker? Because I often have people say to me that it’s a bit of an oxymoron. That’s it not a reality. That it’s impossible to remain healthy whilst working 24/7.
Well I’m not going to disagree entirely because let’s face it, it’s no easy feat to feel all “bright and chipper” when faced with a string of early, late or night shifts.
But I most certainly believe it’s possible to be a healthy shift worker.
Because if it wasn’t possible, then every single shift worker on the planet would be unhealthy. They would ALL have type 2 diabetes, they would ALL be overweight, they would ALL have cardiovascular disease, they would ALL have mental health problems … you get my drift.
But this is definitely not the case. There are plenty of people who work shiftwork, and remain healthy too.
It’s just hard. It takes a lot of work. Self-care, prioritising our health, and having a supportive network of friends and family around you will certainly give you an advantage.
But often it takes more than that. Often it requires us to form a “tribe” of sorts. As in surrounding ourselves with other like-minded people who are on a similar mission as ours – that being to work shift work, and remain healthy too.
It’s why I created the Healthy Shift Workers Facebook Group. A place where other shift workers can come together for help, support and guidance without being judged.
And it’s ONLY for shift workers.
So if you haven’t already done so, and you’d like to become part of this tribe too, then feel free to Click Here and join over 1000 other shift workers from all around the world, and let’s work together to create a ‘healthy-shift-worker-movement’ that stretches all around the globe.
See you on the other side!