We’ve all probably experienced it by now, that back-aching, eye itching fatigue that comes with too many hours spent on video chat. If you are working from home, or utilizing video conferencing for other reasons outside of work, check out the below tips to help ease your video chat fatigue and help you feel refreshed and ready to take on your next call!

Lean on Ergonomics

Make sure you have a workstation ideal for productive and energized work days! Maintaining good posture throughout the day can help with shoulder and back pain caused by slouching or leaning over your desk. Sit up straight with the back of the chair supporting your upper and lower back. In addition to your posture, it is important to pay attention to the position of your computer. The center of your computer screen should be level with your eyes. When using multiple monitors, try to place both in your view to avoid having to turn your head. Position the monitor at least an arm’s length away from your chair.

Take a Break

Yep – this next tip is that simple! Make sure you have enough time between video calls. Allow yourself at least five or ten minutes between conferences to take some time away from your screen. During this time you can do some light stretching, or get up and walk around – anything to get in those extra steps during your day!

Look out for Your Eyes

Our third tip is to help out with eye strain. Often during long video calls you can find your eyes watering or itching. You can help ease eye strain by following the 20-20-20 rule! This means taking a break every 20 minutes to look at something at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. This quick break will help your eyes refocus and rejuvenate to help prevent headaches that can come from prolonged video conferencing.

Keep it Old-School

Remember the good old days when you could just call someone up on the phone? You can still do that! If you can, request that some of your meetings be over the phone rather than video chat. This will keep your meetings flowing, but also help you differentiate between calls – we all know how a long day can run together into a blur! Keep in mind, if you spend a significant amount of time on the phone, use a headset to help ease tension in your shoulders that develops when you pinch the phone between your cheek and shoulder.


We would love to learn what would be helpful on this page for you.

Articles by tag

2020 2021-top-workplace 4th-of-July 5-star-physician ACLS AED air-purification allentown Allergies announcement Antibiotics anxiety Aspen Hill coming soon Asthma autumn award awards back-to-school baltimore baltimore-child baltimore's-child baltimore-sun beach bedside-manner bel-air Best of Best urgent care Best urgent care VA beach best-for-families Bestof best-of best-of-2019 Best-of-2020 best-of-award best-of-awards bestofcountytimes Best-of-Jewish-times-winner best-urgent-care Best-urgent-Care-Bowie-Blade-News best-workplace bethlehem Biking Black-Friday blog Blood-Donation BLS Blueberries Camping capital-gazette careers CDC Cholesterol Circadian-Rhythm Cold cold-prevention colon-cancer concussion coronavirus covid-19 COVID-19-Test CPR cramp-prevention Dehydration dental-health Depression Dermatitis diabetes Drowning Drug Screening Dry-Skin eastern-pa easton Eating-Disorder employees employment Ergonomics E-Scooter exercise eye-health face-mask fall fall-sports Farmer's-Market First-Aid Fitness Flu Flu-season flu-shots food-storage food-swaps football For Parents For Women for-moms for-parents fredericksburg free-play Gastrointestinal General Generation-X-Health gift-ideas Goals Halloween hand-foot-and-mouth Hand-Washing Hanukkah harrisburg headache Head-Lice Health Healthcare Health-History health-symptoms Healthy Living healthy-eating healthy-living healthy-swaps Heart Heart-Disease heart-health Heat Heat-Exhaustion Heat-Safety hiking holiday Holidays horizonBCBS horizon-blue-shield Humidifier hydration Illness Inclusivity Inclusivity & Accessibility inclusivity-&-accessability injury-prevention Insect-Stings Insurance jetlag jobs Kidney Kwanzaa Laughter lehigh-valley life-support-class Lightning maryland Mask meal-prep mechanicsburg medical-records melanoma Memory Retention memory-retention Men's-Health mental-health Migrane millennial Millennials montco montco-pa montgomery-county montgomery-county-pa Mood Improvement Movember MRSA new jersey new-center new-jersey new-year New-Year's northern-va northern-virginia nova Nutrition Obesity Occupational Health ocean-safety osteoporosis outdoors Paddle-Sports PALS parenting Parenting-Tips parent-tips patient-first pennsylvania pets philadelphia philly physicals poison-ivy poison-prevention Power-Outage Pregnancy Probiotics Productivity Protein pumpkin recipe recipes registration resolutions richmond River Running safety Safety Tips safety-tips Seasonal-Affective-Disorder shin-splings sickness-prevention simply-the-best skin sleep Smoke-Detector Smoking Snow soccer sore-throat south-jersey sports Sports-Physicals spotsylvania Spring spring-cleaning St.-Patrick's-Day stafford Stitches strep Strep-Throat stress stress-managment Stroke summer summer-sports Sunburn Sunglasses Sun-Safety Sunscreen Swimmer's-ear swimming TBI Teal-Pumpkin Teething Thyroid tick tips-for-parents top-physicians top-workplace traveling-tips travel-tips Travel-Vaccines urgent-care Urinary-health vacation vaccinations vaccines Valentine's-Day Valentines-Day Video Vitamin-D volunteering Walking washington-dc washington-post washington-post-2019 Water-Sports Weight-Lifting Wellness Winter Workouts Yard-Work Yearly-Physical