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Do you think differently about the way you look, or are you more aware how your face actually looks, since you’re seeing yourself on zoom so much? And are you like me, so self-conscious that you only look at yourself the whole zoom call?

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Its weird how our mind and self defense mechanisms play tricks on us. We are getting stressed in front a an object, yet they are the same distress signals out body used when thousands or millions of years ago danger was physical, escaping animals or fighting physically. I try to think about this and not get stressed. Using zoom to me is way less nerve racking than presenting in person, with other people in the room, etc.

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Been the opposite for me the more this has gone on. I'm valuing what's going on in the space between my ears (my thoughts and experience) more than how I look or appear. Similar perspective in terms of how I view my colleauges - much less about style and artiface (or ring lights) - more about material contributions and authentic character. There is a lot I don't like about current circumstances, but I find this aspect of it to be positive in my workplace culture.

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I’ve realized I’m way hotter than I gave myself credit for.

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Screen shots or it’s not true.

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I am 51 and have a dirty secret. I look better on zoom than in person. Morning sun is my friend in my office so I am am glowing these days on the zoom. I started a new job and fear I will turn into two-face from seinfeld once we all return to work. 🤣

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Um yes I always thought I looked decent, now I think I need to get some work done 😂

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Why so serious

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Zoom me is my ugly evil twin :(

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I’m more self conscious about my home! I have to take video calls in my bedroom and the fact that my agency can see my bed is the death of me. My once holy escape is now my office?!? 🤡

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A foldable screen is your friend. I have a setup which I can put up in 2 mins which consists of a pop-up screen, a dark gray sheet over it, and a bright tapestry on top to create a visual center. I prop up the screen behind my chair, clip the fabric to the top of its frame to avoid any unexpected “oooops” moments in the middle of a call. Had multiple people commenting on how amazing and artsy my “room” looks! 🤪

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I bought a light. Game changer.

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Lume cube. It’s awesome.

oh man. i’ve found it really brings out the body dysmorphia and checking behaviours that i had somewhat under control before.

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I’m convinced Zoom adds 15 lbs to my face

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Well, I now have a consult with a plastic surgeon on the books. 😭

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I get so self conscious about being self conscious that I'll sometimes find myself not looking at any faces at all but instead fixated on a pixel in my notes in another tab. Has happened a few times

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I look like such a potato on Zoom/FaceTime/Teams whatever. I’m sure there’s tricks to looking more presentable on camera but I just don’t care atm

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We’re all in the same fryer

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Probably slightly less self conscious than I was 8 months ago when the lockdown and zooms started

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Self conscious huh.....

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More aware than ever~ The secondary chin i got gifted this month bothers me and makes me feels more insecure. But if i stretch its flubbery lil blubber, its kinda adorable too.

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I haven’t turned on video since June.

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I never realized how long my neck is. It’s all I look at during calls now. Necks. My neck. Your neck. Everyone’s neck.

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I’m convinced my right eye has migrated south on my face since the pandemic started. The eye is clearly lower than the other one now.

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Nah. It’s too late for me anyhow.

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Just set yourself up nicely before the call. Look your best. Buy a Ring light. Position your computer or phone etc. when call start minimize your video. You need to stay engaged on a video call. And you can’t do that if you are always criticizing your own image.

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I was homely before, I’m homely now. I’m just homely on someone’s screen rather than in person.

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