Why Are Zoom Meetings So Exhausting?

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Many of us are spending more time in Zoom (or other online, face-to-face) meetings than ever before. While we are likely grateful for the ability to meet online (vs. not meeting at all), we may also feel drained by the time a meeting (or two, or three, or more….) is over.

From worrying about our own appearance, to trying to look interested when someone is droning along, to wondering if anybody can hear us, to fighting bandwidth issues, there are a number of reasons for our fatigue.

It turns out there are some things we can do to make this whole experience less exhausting. Here is a selection of two articles that have appeared since so many are working from home due to COVID-19:

Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video calls are so draining, from Ideas.TED.com.
May 19, 2020, by Libby Sander and Oliver Bauman, both at Bond University

Here’s Why You’re Feeling Zoom Fatigue, from Forbes.com.
April 30, 2020, by Yola Robert, a Senior Contributor

You may find a suggestion or two to relieve the stress of so many meetings online.

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