does anyone have wfh fatigue / zoom fatigue? How are u guys keeping productive / motivated??

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Impossible

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Been WFH for over 5 yrs. Its a combination of several practices. Routines are key. Your mornings: When you wake up, have a routine which includes “getting ready” for work. Whatever that may be. Rolling out of bed into a zoom meeting will not make for a solid start to a productive day. Your space: pick a space that is your “office”. That is where you do your work. Make sure you have a window to the outside if possible. When you leave your “office” it is a mentality that unplugs you from work. Your house members: be it family, roommates, etc. they need to understand that when you are working, treat it as you are doing just that. Interruptions, albeit well-meaning, destroys your productivity. This discipline is the hardest because someone living with you (esp. kids) forget that you are working. Your workday: DO NOT and I repeat DO NOT continue to work at your computer without taking regular breaks away from your desk (preferably every hour) This gives your eyes a rest, your body a break, and your mind time to recharge. Your body. Getting outside and doing your preferred exercise helps a ton. Lastly, digital detox is a must as others have mentioned.

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Second this - I have a set routine. Wake up at 6am, get ready (shower, shave, etc. and have breakfast) start working by 7am (I like to start early), work until 12, have a 30 minute lunch break, and try to wrap up no later than 5pm. Then go workout and walk outside with the dog. And 100% I do not look at a laptop on the weekend, I’m mostly outdoors, going out for food, walking with the dog, go to the gym, etc!

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I second the digital detox on the weekends, coupled with getting out for a run when you can. My rowing machine kept me sane.

+1 on digital detox on the weekends. It’s never impossible unless you value your job over your own personal health. I preach this to my team(s) constantly. Unless it’s a critical point in a project where we are all hands on deck, there’s no reason to be attached to your laptop on the weekends.

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