Bryan Health: How to combat Virtual Fatigue

Have you ever got off a video call and feel a little wiped out or exhausted?
Bryan Health Press Briefing 1/4/21

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Have you ever got off a video call and feel a little wiped out or exhausted? After a year of working or learning from home, you probably experienced what’s being called zoom or virtual fatigue.

Zoom or video conferencing is not slowing down, some companies have already gave employees the option of working from home indefinitely.

Director of Behavioral Health at Bryan Health, Dr. Dave Miers, says we tend to lose focus when we spend hours of our day meeting people online.

“One way to tell that you are doing that is instead of paying attention to the meeting, you tend to minimize the meeting and you open up email and are trying to focus on both of those things at the same time,” Miers said.

There are a few ways to fix or manage this fatigue and it’s as simple as taking breaks throughout the day.

Miers says you should try not to schedule meetings back to back. During your break, try walking around, stretching and staying hydrated.

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