If so, then I might just have the answer for you.
It’s called gratitude.
You see whenever you’re feeling frustrated and jaded at work – this puts you in a negative frame of mind which inadvertently adds to your fatigue and overall feeling of unhappiness.
How you think at work can have a huge impact on your energy levels– or more appropriately, your lack of energy.
We all know that shift work is physically demanding on our bodies. OK let’s not kid ourselves here – it’s absolutely exhausting.
But if your attitude and mindset about work is in the wrong place to begin with, then you are only adding to your fatigue and overall feeling of unhappiness. It’s a bit like being around a really negative person all of the time – they sap your energy big time!
So the next time you feel disgruntled about work, instead of saying, “I have to go to work today,” change it to “I get to go to work today”.
Because so many of us today focus on all of the negative things and on what we don’t have in our lives, as opposed to what we do have.
We feel that our lives would be better if we drove a certain type of car, lived in a certain area or neighbourhood, wore certain types of clothes and so on.
We essentially forget to live in the moment – that is, being grateful for what we already have in our lives instead of focussing on all that we don’t have.
So the next time you’re feeling a bout of ‘shift worker unhappiness’ coming on, I want you to remember that there are many people around the world who would just love to be able to “go into work”. Unfortunately for them, they may not have a job to go too or their ill health prevents them from doing so.
Gratitude in life is everything. When you begin to shift your thinking into a more grateful one, your shift working job and everything else in your life will begin to improve for the better.
Try it. I promise you won’t be disappointed.