I’ve been working nights for the past 2 weeks and amazingly it has not affected my sleep in the least. I slept from 9 AM to 7 PM today. I like working nights because it is a better pace and less people on your case all the time. It’s kind of funny knowing that the times I’m working most of the United States is asleep or passed out drunk. At least I’m doing something and not just standing there waiting for customers to come in. I’d have to say it is an easier job than working days because there are “too many chiefs and not enough Indians” as one of my coworkers put it. There’s no overbearing shift supervisor or multiple people who are ruling over me. There is either one or none. Which is nice. I’ve been more productive on night shift than I have been on day shift due to all the things I have to do, but I do them at my own pace and always have time to spare. It’s kind of weird waking up and it’s dark out or almost dark and I haven’t seen the sun in awhile, but I have Wednesday from 7:30 AM until Friday and 11 PM off. I’ll spend some time out in the yard getting some much-needed sunlight. I may get some full-spectrum lighting for my room to give myself the safe UVA and other rays that I need for optimal Vitamin D and so that I don’t get my sleep hormones all fucked up. I take melatonin every morning before I go to bed. So far on most days I wake up feeling rested and I still have from 4 to 7 hours before I even have to show up at work. It’s a life I could get used to because it’s not like I have an avid social life nor do I want one. I like to work and I enjoy the people who work nights. As of this point, I can say so far so good. Here’s to another few months at this night job and possibly even longer. I just need my energy drink to start the night and I’m good.

I’ll elaborate more on this when I have more time. It kind of reminds me of Steve Pavlina’s polyphasic sleep experiment, which he carried on for over 6 months if I remember right. It’s an adjustment, but at least I’m getting enough hours to finally save up some money for my future plans. Eventually, I’m thinking of buying some remote land that I can call a second home where I can spend time there and do whatever I want with it. The more money I save, the better off I’ll be. Working the night shift has helped me save money because I am no longer awake during the day out buying lattes and whatnot. Well, have a good night, world.

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One thought on “Nights

  1. Hi Andrew,
    Just found your site from your sig at steve pavlina’s forum. Good to see that you are getting a lot out of doing overnights; I could well imagine how easy it would be to find the disadvantages of working overtime but its great to see you are giving the plus points. Having a good work environment and enjoying what you do is so important, considering how much time we spend there and how much of our lives are influenced by it. Take care, martin

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