I like to work two shifts on days that I’m camming. I work from 2-5 PM and then take a break, then again from 8:30 PM-1:30 AM. I’m not entirely constant with my hours, and I mostly work Thursday-Saturday. How about you? 🙂
Yeah, trying to me in the right mood is hard. I have to have not eaten too much, not drank too much, not be sad or grumpy, be awake enough… the list goes on and on. But such is the nature of being a performer.
I find that over time, it actually helps me manage my mood better. If I’m not working, then I might get irritated over the little things, but knowing that my ability to afford books/bills/food/vacation depends on my emotional well-being makes me less likely to indulge bad habits and feelings.
Of course, some things are just too big to ignore, and for stuff like that, I definitely put work off so I can deal with it.