Working in IT and providing global support requires me to come in different kind of shifts. But of all the shifts, I am going to talk about my way too early morning shifts. In the months of mornings, I am required to get up at 4:30 AM in the morning (when my normal waking up time would be around 9 in the morning). Somehow I think, the waking up part is not difficult. What’s difficult is to keep yourself in that awake state for the most part of the mornings, afternoon and evening.
There is another debate that goes on within myself: should I take a bath now or should I come back from office and take a bath. The after bath usually wins! Then comes the most torturous part where I have to keep myself awake for good long hours and not only that, I am also made to take hard tough decisions. Decisions about work, about friends I want to talk to or don’t want to talk to, about food that I must eat and so many things.
And because you have got up that early in the morning, you can never manage to look good, not even average. You look like a zombie and the frustration to keep your eyes open all along is quite evident on your face. It is like each month I promise my self to look good, dress up good for office because that is where I spent most part of my days and that is where I should be feeling good. But morning shifts comes with different plans. It never wants you to look good.
I mean not everything is bad. After a week, you get used to it and then when you go back home you still have all your evening and night to you. I could do so much with that time in my hands but I choose to sleep it over. Because I love my sleep. But sometimes I go for shopping or a walk and then I realize, I could have never done this in any other shift.
Moral of the story: I simply hate morning shifts but I love all the ME time it comes with. :)