Zoom Exhaustion is Real….. A few tips from Stephen Hickman, Executive Director of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and Susan Bowen, CIO.
- Before starting your Zoom meeting, take a few moments to settle and ground yourself so you can give the person and the meeting your full attention.
- When the meeting starts, take the time to greet each participant and notice each face.
- Although we are fond of the “Brady Bunch Squares” or Gallery view choose “Speaker View” so that you can focus on the person who is speaking. Doing this mimics a conference table where you are aware of everyone, but focused on who is speaking.
- Decide not to multitask. Focus your attention in one area.
- Take breaks between your Zoom sessions. An idea to consider is a 50-minute hour that enables you to run to the restroom, get a drink of water, or attend to a child or pet!
- Remind yourself this is new territory for all of us – practice patience and positivity.