Zoom Fatigue is real - Have you been experiencing it?
Today I want to talk about something that we're all too familiar with - Zoom Fatigue. Even if you haven't come across the term, I'm sure you've experienced it in some way or another.
The pandemic forced many of us into a WFH setting and with it came a significant increase of Zoom meetings or video-conferencing through some other means. We're all aware of how mentally exhausting and emotionally draining these video meetings can be. I often feel like I have to mentally prep myself before a meeting and often experience some level of anxiety before a Zoom call, especially if I'm meeting the person for the first time.
I feel like there's also some guilt associated with feeling tired after Zoom meetings because technically you've been sitting in the same space and haven't moved around. But they're so draining that your other work ends up suffering and then you feel like you've "wasted" a day on meetings, even though meetings ARE work.
This is how I feel about Zoom Fatigue, and I'd love to hear your thoughts too. Have you experienced it? Is your experience similar to/different from mine? How do you deal with it?
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