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Night Shift Fatigue – Have You Ever Got Stuck Behind a House Driving Home After Work?

Night Shift Fatigue – Have You Ever Got Stuck Behind a House Driving Home After Work?

Driving home after night shift can certainly be a struggle. Apart from getting stuck in traffic congestion created by our ‘Nine-to-Five Cousins’ as they head off to work, the streaming rays of sunshine as they pass through your windscreen can certainly make you want to pry your eyes open with a set of toothpicks!

But have you ever got stuck behind a house driving home after night shift?

A little peculiar? Well I thought so too, until it actually happened.

You see I’d just finished my 2030 – 0430 shift at the airport and I was looking forward to getting home, having a quick shower and tucking myself into my nice comfy bed. I could almost feel the warmth of my donah cover some 20kms from home.

I’m actually quite lucky because I don’t have to travel too far to get to work, so just like any other day I left the airport and headed over the Gateway Bridge embarking on my journey home.

Now you can understand my dismay when I got stuck behind a house that was being moved during the night (or the very early hours of the morning – depending on which way you look at it), as I crossed the bridge on my way home.

Thanks to the gigantic ‘Wide Load’ sign that was fixated to the back of the house, and the multiple police cars that were kindly escorting it to its destination, there was no way that I was going to be able to sneakily overtake this house, as it spanned the entire width of the bridge.

So as a “law abiding citizen”, I followed this house over the bridge at snails pace, and all I could think about was how I longed to jump into my nice comfy bed, rest my weary head on my pillow and nod off into the Land of Zeds.

So my advice for you today is that the next time you’re on your way home after night shift, pack an extra supply of snacks, a travel mug and your favourite CD’s to listen too.

Even better if you can carry an extra bottle of water, because dehydration really increases your fatigue.

I’ve certainly learned that it’s always good to be prepared just in case you get stuck in a traffic jam, a typhoon, a snow storm, or in my case – behind a house!

As shift workers, we all know there is nothing worse then being tired AND hungry, as you embark on your journey home after night shift.

Oh, and you might want to keep a pack of Wet Wipes stored in your car to give your face a once over. Along with winding your window down – this and the fresh air really works a treat at helping you stay awake!…

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The Professional’s Secrets to Deal with Fire Damage in Chicago Southland

This article will discuss the Professional’s secrets for dealing fire damage in Chicago Southland. These tips include what to do after a fire and how to prevent further damage. It’s also important to know how to clean up fire damage.

Expert’s secrets of dealing with fire damage in Chicago southland

In the event of a fire, it’s essential to get your home back to normal as soon as possible. To do this, you need the help of a professional restoration company. These professionals use specific steps to restore your property to its original state. Here’s what to expect when you hire a company to repair your home after a fire:

After a fire, you must immediately address the damage to your property, including any standing water. Fire service crews use hundreds of gallons of water to create active fires, but this water can damage your home and possessions. In addition to causing structural damage, water can damage your carpets and furniture. To limit further damage, you should get professional fire damage restoration help to remove standing water and clean up the damaged area.

You must wash any clothing or items you may have lost and disinfect any affected areas. You should also wash any furniture and carpets. You must disinfect and deodorize the area thoroughly. After you’ve cleaned the site, you can repaint or refinish any furniture or other items unaffected by the fire. In addition, you should clean the exterior of your home to prevent further damage.

If you’re unsure whether your homeowner’s insurance policy covers fire damage, you can contact your provider to see if you’re covered. In addition to getting your insurance provider, they can help you document the damage. Documentation is essential, so take pictures of the damaged area. If possible, write down the injury and its estimated value. Then, call your insurance provider to file a claim.

After the fire, you should contact your insurance company immediately. Your insurance company will assess the damage and determine whether you’ll need to seek temporary housing. If you have homeowner’s insurance, it’ll cover the cost of temporary housing. Your insurance company may also reimburse you for additional expenses incurred during the uninhabitable period of your property.

Relying on fire damage restoration experts

If a fire has damaged your home, you should call a professional fire restoration company. They have the necessary equipment to deal with the fire damage and can arrive quickly and get to work as soon as possible. These professionals will remove soot, smoke, and other residues from surfaces and clean and restore your possessions. Additionally, they can handle water damage and mold remediation in your home. Finally, they can provide you with 24-hour emergency assistance and work with your insurance provider to ensure your insurance company pays for their work.

After a fire, you should make sure that you take the proper precautions, including covering furniture with sheets and opening windows. It is also essential to remove all soft furnishings from the home. Call your insurance company immediately to file an insurance claim, and they’ll give you a claim number. It would help if you also waited to reenter the building until the Chicago Fire Department had given you the all-clear. They will assess the safety of the building’s structure, and they may have some safety tips for you.

Cleaning up after a fire

Cleaning up after a fire is essential to protect your property and health. Using the right tools can help restore your home to its original condition. To start, cover furniture and carpets with sheets. It would help if you also opened the windows to allow fresh air in. If you can, remove the soft contents and have them professionally cleaned. Finally, it would help if you also threw away anything exposed to heat.

In the Chicago Southland, there are 2.5 million people who live in the region. The region includes low and middle-income neighborhoods as well as suburban communities. You can reach a 24/7 restoration hotline to learn about the best options for your needs. Depending on the nature of the fire damage, you may have to hire a professional to clean up.

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Noticeable Signs of Overtraining – Pain and Fatigue As Warnings

Noticeable Signs of Overtraining – Pain and Fatigue As Warnings

Training too hard can be counterproductive. People who are overeager to build a bigger physique usually end up spending hours in the gym working out. But this can result to losing muscle size, instead of gaining. Hence, you do not need to over train your muscles. In the following, we provide the noticeable signs of overtraining that may serve as your warning that you are pushing too hard and not doing yourself a favor.

The most obvious indication that you are training too much is pain. Are you experiencing aching muscles that takes too long to subside? This might be caused by muscle damage that is taking too long to recover. If you have prolonged muscle aches, you need to reevaluate your workout and try to lower your volume.

Are you experiencing frequent headaches? This is another sign of overtraining. Frequent and persistent headaches are the result of weakened immune system. If this is accompanied by weakness of the whole body, then it is a clear sign of fatigue from the workout. If you feel enervated, your body is experiencing imbalances due to the effects of stress from the exercises. Feel free to take a short break and adjust your workout routines to the intensity that the body can handle.

Lastly, you need to be mindful of tremors, lack of appetite, and insomnia. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you may have a problem with your workout. These are serious signs of fatigue and imbalances in the body.

In conclusion, just be aware of the effects of your workout to your body. You should be feeling strong after a workout. If you feel generally weak with the above symptoms, then you need to check with your trainer and amend your exercises to a level that best suits you.…

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Overcoming Fatigue in Business and Personal Life

Overcoming Fatigue in Business and Personal Life

Work life balance is an often used term that suggests we use life to balance work. I’m of the opinion that this is a relic from the 50’s and 60’s where Dad used come home wounded and basically the house revolved around getting him ready to go back into battle (work) the next day… Certainly my home was like that. We’d tiptoe around Dad’s moods, and routines, he’d be served what he hoped would be an edible meal (my step mom was an alcoholic and prone to burning everything she cooked), and quarrels between my brother and I would be halted with the harsh words “can’t you see your father is exhausted from working to put food on the table?” which of course was guilt ridden.

Work life balance sends fatigue home. Yesterday I went into Sydney CBD for a meeting and watched people leave their offices. Sure, it’s a few days into the new working year and many people are suffering post holiday blues, but the looks on people’s faces told a huge story. They were exhausted and were on their way to “balance” that exhaustion at home.

One client said “my partner is not the person I married. They come home so tired from the day there’s nothing left for us. Sure they play with the kids but their mood and emotional temperament is all fragile and sensitive. We have to walk on egg shells to prevent a blow out” I think he’s not alone in this complaint.

Asking your family to pay their dues for your work exhaustion is understandable. You want credit for the effort you put in to “put bread on the table” but really guys, really? Is that the best way to help your family appreciate the effort you put into your work. Exhaustion and emotional compensation? I’m a bit skeptical that this is the best angle you’ve got.

Lets look at an alternative I’ve been proposing for the last 20 years. “Come home from work with more energy than you left home with. Mentally and Physically” Is it possible? I’d say 70% of the time absolutely, 20% of the time it’s marginal and 10% no…


1. Change the model of work from work life balance to WORK WORK balance… balance your time at work with recuperation.

2. Get as much exposure to nature as possible during, before and after work… sit under a tree for lunch, have meetings outdoors, put nature screen savers on your computer screen (Apple do this already)… it’s important.

3. Take micro breaks you don’t need much more than 60 seconds every hour to check in with yourself. If you find you are stressed, tired, hyper, or depressed use the Inspiration Wheel to get “Back on Track.” Don’t work fatigue or emotion on top of fatigue and emotion. The cost increases exponentially.

4. Use team and partner agreements at work to allow others to give you early warning interventions. Agree with team mates at work that if you show signs of fatigue or emotional turbulence they can give you a heads up, simply using a hand signal. And, if necessary engage in helping you clear it before it compounds.

5. Exercise every day… not just for weight control or for training for a marathon, exercise for looking and feeling right. That means, in my opinion, morning exercise is not fatiguing, is 20 minutes of awareness, soul food and stamina building with a “corpse pose” relaxation for ten minutes afterward. Do any heavy training for weight control and event preparation at other times (afternoon at 3pm is ideal).

So, they are just a few ideas. If you have more, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below…

From the heart of Chris…

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Flu and Fatigue and How to Treat it Energetically

Flu and Fatigue and How to Treat it Energetically

Flu and fatigue go together as do flu and fever and flu and body aches. Flu is generally considered to be a combination of fever, body aches and fatigue.

And they should all be treated at the same time. It’s common for the fever and body aches to be healed, leaving the fatigue. This means that the fever and body aches have probably been suppressed rather than cured.


Because the first thing that any healing should do is to raise your energy. That is always the outcome you are looking to see first. When this happens, it means that you are releasing your immune system from working hard to heal itself. The energetic medicine has taken over and your body was happy to let it.

However, when the fatigue remains after the flu, it means that the treatment you had wasn’t relieving your immunity from the task. Rather it was making it worse.

If you have flu with fatigue or the flu has gone, but the fatigue has remained, you will get excellent help from seeing a professional homeopath.

You can also learn to home prescribe using the common homeopathic remedies, but you do need to know a bit before you embark on that journey. And treating your own flu and fatigue may not be the best time to start.

The reason for this is because you may be too tired to focus. And when you use the common home prescribing homeopathic remedies, you do need to focus. You do need to know the subtleties of your symptoms, rather than just the general signs.

Subtleties such as, what was happening in your life when the flu started, are your symptoms relieved by moving around or being motionless, are you abnormally cold or hot during the flu, are your body aches muscle or bone?

Treating your flu and fatigue with homeopathy will give your immune system a huge boost. One which is likely to make your next bout of flu much shorter, much less intense.…