Updated: Jun 12, 2021
Among the many strains of a FIFO lifestyle, is the adjustment phase upon returning home each swing. It is not uncommon for FIFO workers to bring home misplaced 'bravado' from weeks away in a male-dominated environment, whist the family at home has been working to a different routine.
This can lead to unintentional agitation and arguments.
A survey by CQ University Australia & Kings College London found that many FIFO workers felt isolated from their families upon returning home, and had to juggle between being a “bloke” and a “family man”.
If you are FIFO man or woman; consider a session of hypnosis in the first day or two of your off-swing to properly disconnect from the working mindset. Doing so can help you enjoy a more harmonious break at home with loved ones you've been working so hard for.