Lacking Energy and Motivation? How To Recharge Your Shift Work Batteries!

Are you struggling to find some energy and lack motivation to do absolutely anything? Are you feeling like your batteries are in need of a bit of a recharge?

Well if you’re reading this article right now, then I’m going to assume your answer is ‘yes’.

Because it’s certainly hard to feel energized and motivated when you work shift work.

And let’s face it. Working shift work definitely involves working peculiar hours.

Not to mention that our lives today have become extremely busy. We often don’t take the time to stop and rest which is paramount for good health and well-being.

So just like everyone else, shift workers need to allocate time to relax because if you don’t, then your mood, energy levels, and your ability to think diminshes severely.

In fact adrenal fatigue is becoming a common illness among shift workers around the world because we just push our bodies to keep going and going.

So how can you recharge you shift work batteries?

By setting aside some time when you are in complete and absolute solitude. That is – totally alone and uninterrupted from anyone and anything.

Sound impossible? Well how bad to you want to feel well? How bad do you want to regain some of that lost energy and get your mojo back?

If you’re thinking just a little bit then you need to think again.

Because you need to make your health your Number One Priority. Actually I’m going to rephrase that and say that you must make it your Number One Priority.

The sad reality today is that most of us are happy to spend money buying the latest gadgets or purchase new clothes, regularly service our cars or renovate and beautify our houses – yet are reluctant to spend money (or allocate time) on improving our health.

Taking some ‘time out’ to improve your health can be as simple as turning off the lights in your bedroom and closing the blinds so that you are in complete darkness – and it doesn’t cost you a thing!

Even if it’s just for 10 minutes because eliminating noise and distractions will go along way in helping you to clear your mind and regain some of that long lost energy.

So go ahead and give it ago. Everyone can find 10 minutes in their day to treat their body to a bit of solitude. You just have to be willing to put your health first – which is exactly how it should be.


  1. Julie Fisher

    Hi Audra
    Just want to say what a great site you have and I look forward to your emails. I emailed you before, I’m a shift worker in a casino for many years but I want to thank you for some of the tips. I have put a lot of them into practise such as blackout blinds up in my bedroom,and giving myself more me time to get over the shift instead of trying to fit in with day workers expectations.
    One of the improvements I have made through the awareness of your emails was putting my health first and it has benefited enormously by the purchase of a SAD lamp. It’s not only for people who suffer from SAD( Seasonal Affected Dosorder) but it’s fantastic for shift workers as we suffer the same lack of sunlight which causes similar symptoms. I use the lamp for up to an hour a day with great success. I have felt like a different person since using it and the bonus is not taking any horrible chemicals.
    I wanted to tell you of my success because I thought it could be helpful to your readers. I wouldn’t have looked into this without your input in the first place so thanks for that. Keep the emails coming. Regards Julie

    • Audra

      Hi Julie.
      Thank you so much for your feedback and kind words. I’m so pleased to hear that your shift working life has become much healthier (and happier), just from putting into action my little “words of wisdom” via my weekly emails.
      Your story about the SAD lamp is interesting because one of my readers in Canada said exactly the same thing. Like you, she works shift work but also experiences many months without sunlight because of where she lives.
      Fermented Cod Liver Oil is also known to be hugely beneficial in restoring Vitamin D levels so that may be of benefit to you too. (In fact, inconjunction with the SAD lamp you may end up bouncing off the walls with more energy!!)
      Best wishes, Audra


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