In the current context of COVID-19, thanks to technology we can be connected and work from our homes. Here are a few tips to help you cope with the excessive use of video calls.
1. You can reduce the number of virtual meetings.Focus on scheduling only those that are necessary to avoid symptoms of digital fatigue.
2. Avoid gallery view mode as the brain, when processing the display of many people at once, does not have the ability to focus properly. It is better to see only the speaker.
3. Establish rest periods during the working day to do exercise such as yoga or stretching, change the workplace
4. Relying on traditional offline communications such as writing a letter to a family member or friend, taking meeting notes in notebooks or journals, is a good idea to regain "analogical" concentration.
5. Not all calls have to be video calls! Having all eyes focused on you can be overwhelming. If you don't need to use the camera, consider turning it off to take your call.
6. Use chat tools, email, messaging services to find a balance.
7. During video calls, it is advisable to take some time to find out how the other person is doing, not just in terms of work, as it reconnects us with the conversations of non-virtual life and inspires greater comfort and confidence.