Times have changed, and for those of us who spent a fair amount of time in meetings, conference halls, and on the road…we have seen a shift to online meetings, video calls, and so much more! Are you overwhelmed by too many hours in front of the “screen” during your day? Let’s face it…video interaction is the new normal, and maybe the next normal through the remainder of 2021.
Video is great; it is also tiring. How do you cope, and how can you create a strategy for avoiding the new fatigue? Here are 3 suggestions for pre/during/post the call.
- Define a workspace and “own” it; do not allow distractions that are not life-threatening and block the time
During the call:
- Remain engaged; let others “see” you; avoid distractions and be present
- Go offline and take a break; hydrate and unwind from digital overload
While video call overuse can lead to stress, anxiety, and fatigue, you have an opportunity to overcome the overwhelm by following these 3 steps. Enjoy the interaction and the face-to-face connections. Then, initiate a digital divide and take that much-needed timeout!