Do you struggle to cope with shift work? Does shift work leave you feeling tired and stressed, perhaps even cynical? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone.
Survive Shift Work: Avoid Burnout and Discover Good Health provides practical, evidence-based strategies to minimize the demands of shift work, neutralize its health impact, promote physical and mental health, and improve relationships.
In this book, Stephen Wilmot draws on his 16 years of experience working regular night shifts as a nurse. He opens up candidly and shares real-life—at times, confronting—personal accounts of working in a mental-health ward within a prison, illustrating how and why he became crippled with burnout.
Wilmot eventually overcame shift-work-induced exhaustion and burnout by learning why shift work can wreak havoc on health and by discovering healthy ways of coping with the demands of shift work. In this book, Wilmot shares that knowledge and his methods.
Wilmot delves into the science behind why people find it hard to cope with the demands of shift work. He explains how to manage the sleep disruption and social disconnection that comes with shift work. He provides techniques to counteract acute stress and to overcome unhelpful thinking and negative behavioral patterns.
By using the super-easy strategies and suggestions in this book, shift workers can gain control of their health and well-being.