Coffee cup next to laptop computerHuman Resources offers tips to reduce fatigue from constant videoconferencing.

Human Resources recommends ways to avoid virtual meeting fatigue

A sense of needing to be constantly available that comes with video conference meetings can be mentally exhausting, Human Resources notes in a message sent Monday to UWindsor staff and faculty.

It shares tips from Psychology Today to help reduce video conference fatigue:

  • Schedule non-screen breaks to stretch, take a brief walk, or move around and avoid screen time.
  • Prop up your screen to keep the camera directly at eye level to help prevent neck pain.
  • Keep your background as minimal as possible to improve the focus of all participants.
  • Close other windows and mute notifications to minimize interruptions.
  • In your downtime, engage in relaxing activities that don't require being on a screen.

Read the entire Wellness Tip of the Week.