Video Calling is being used for studying, dating, talking to your parents and for work purposes, leading to a new kind of exhaustion of doing everything from your laptop or smartphone screen. Add to this our being confined in a tiny space (like a room) most of the time.
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If video calling and catching up with friends was a relaxing activity, where you can just be yourself, you would not feel fatigued.
What we have here is an added pressure to perform virtually among so many other participants, each vying for attention and validation.
People no longer have the option to introduce themselves to new people at their convenience (like in an office setting, for example). With the remote setting, the second someone joins an online meeting, they’re exposed in front of dozens of new faces staring straight at them. It's easy to feel awkward. More so if they are ignored, or not properly introduced.
So make sure to introduce everyone individually to the group. And if not everyone on the call knows each other, make the time for short ice-breaking sessions for everyone to introduce themselves.
2020 has thrust people into a regular virtual space.
This unofficial social experiment confirms that virtual interactions can take its toll on the brain, commonly known as Zoom fatigue. This exhaustion also applies to Google Hangout, Skype, FaceTime, or any other video-calling interface.
The ongoing lockdown, happening in varying degrees across the world, has presented humanity with new challenges, testing their patience and making adherence increasingly difficult. It has led to day-long video calls, irregular sleep patterns and lack of sunlight, which has made it an ordeal.
Before the lockdown, most people had a routine throughout their day, which was completely shaken up. The daily habits helped us make fewer momentary decisions(which require effort), which have now increased manifold. This spike in decision making from everything from how to work, what to wear, what to eat and how to commute, has resulted in decision fatigue.
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