We used to have a shift that was 3 PM to 3 AM and 3 AM to 3 PM.
We finally had to give it up as expecting people to work 12 hour shifts and come into work at 3 AM was pure torture for them.
Any chance you can get on a regular day shift so your body adjusts to a regular sleep pattern?
Good Luck and keep posting.Hugs
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Cogratulations, you are doing great. Anytime you start a new job it is stressful. Starting a new job is a major change in anyones life and is considered one of the major stressors we go through. Give yourself plenty of kudos for a job well done.
I was told when I graduated and started my nursing career to give myself a year to get completely comfortable, I think after 6 months I was whizzing along but there were always new things that popped up to stress me as you will find.
Do the self talk thing, it got me through. When I would feel afraid I would remind myself that I was a professional and I could do the job. So if I was a professional then I should act like one and put on my nursing cap and get the duty taken care of.
This really worked well for me.
Congratulations...................lab techs are a nurses best friend.