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.