Night Shift Time: Priceless
Working Night Shift You Realize How Valuable Time Really is.
Time. The most valuable commodity in the world. You can’t keep it, you can’t slow it down, you can’t stop it, you can’t save it, and you can’t manage it.
People who primarily work during the day are used to knowing their expectations, when they can do things and are able to plan ahead. They know months before that they will in fact be awake at this time, and they will not be fighting exhaustion.
People who primarily work nights are a different story. Not only do we work through the night, but we can’t do anything productive until business opens, generally at 8 am or much later. This becomes a problem due to the unknown factors that can really wear us down.
Work might be insanely busy which may cause us to fall asleep prematurely while waiting for something to open. Maybe we sleep through our alarm only to find out we’ve slept past closing time. Our moods also negatively effect how we interact with people, and will hurt our chances of getting positive interactions with others and possibly (if networking) effective business connections.
I understand these are issues most can get around easily. What about running businesses while holding a night shift job? When do you get to work on those? What happens when 4 days of your week are already packed with 14 hours of work, 7 hours of sleep and only leaving 3 free hours to be awake, eat, exercise, be with family, running errands, helping around the house, fixing your car and more and more and more.
On our days off! That’s the key! Only do our businesses on our days off! Nope, wrong. Sorry that won’t cut it. Although… depending on your schedule and sleeping habits, you can have an average potential of 63 free hours to work on anything personal! Yes! This is awesome, right? Sorry… I’ve also done work only on days off, and I’ll to tell you, if you don’t work on your business on work days, you still won’t get to far. Aka you lose your momentum and thought process during the work week.
Without constant, consistent work and growth you’ll never build anything of real significance. I’m speaking directly from personal experience. I’ve tried only doing work on my days off. It worked until I went back to work. Then I started over, spending 1 or 2 hours just going through the work I had already done just to get back into my groove.
So what’s the NightShift Solution?
If you want to build something plan ahead to build every day. No matter what. Commit to the growth you know you’ll need. It’s always more work than first anticipated, but it’s worth it. It is all worth it.
Your NightShift Guid -Jayby