Are you suffering from virtual or digital fatigue due to endless video calls?
In this video, I’ll show you how to avoid it.
2020 changed everyone’s life. One of the most significant changes? Remote work!
But as convenient as it might be for commuting and work-life balance reasons, one thing has gotten out of hand. And that is virtual meetings and the digital fatigue that comes with it.
My top 5 tips to avoid digital fatigue
Here are five practical tips to avoid virtual fatigue and have more fulfilling remote work:
(5) Use video calls only when necessary
Not everything requires a meeting, much less a virtual meeting. Take advantage of the other means of communication you have: telephone, email, chat, text message, audio or video notes, or tools to record yourself and your screen, such as Loom.com.
(4) Avoid scheduling consecutive video calls back-to-back
Don’t leave a video call to enter the next one whenever possible.
Take mini-breaks between sessions, get up from your desk, move around a bit, and put your mind on something else for a while.
(3) Promote short, well-organized meetings
Part of what might be stressing you out is the feeling of being in endless meetings.
To solve that issue, schedule meetings where the only people who attend are the ones having active roles in them.
Also, see if you can moderate the meeting yourself, making the rules clear from the beginning, giving the floor to the participants, and ensuring that time is respected.
(2) Organize your agenda in blocks
Allocate specific times during the day to have meetings and block others for productive work, where you will avoid video calls as much as possible.
Having long periods without video calls will reduce the impact of virtual fatigue.
(1) Take walking phone calls
If possible, schedule calls in blocks, so you can walk around while taking them and get some physical activity.
Follow these principles to avoid digital fatigue and make remote work much more fulfilling.