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Im completely burned out on the weekly zoom chats I’ve scheduled with friends and coworkers to “catch up since we can’t see each other face to face.” Anyone else?

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I’ve been hosting one of these calls for the last 4-5 weeks and every week someone else privately messages me saying they’ve had a crappy week and this call lifts their spirits a bit even when they don’t talk during the call. I’ve tried to add a couple new people each week so it’s never been the same group twice.

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I've been a part of one since March. Its been a godsend for several reasons: Hilarious moments witnessing peoples home lives. Its in the morning so you generally get peoples attention better. You get to network a bit and take on additional work from others and/or discuss challenges in the work going on. Honestly its kept me sane. But yeah. They also can get a bit draining.

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Do what you feel! In this past months I learn to respect my feelings. Just DO WHAT YOU FEEL. Wanna take a break? Your real friends will understand. Want to go back on meetings? Your real friends will welcome you with joy.

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I’ve been willing to host people at my apartment, as long as I know that they have taken social distancing about as seriously as me. So over the last 2 months or so I’ve had people over 3-4 times. Usually just a handful of people, 6-10 max. I feel like that’s reasonable. Also, I’m in Chicago, which was significantly more strict in terms of lockdowns back in March-June, and is just starting to open up more now. Probably wouldn’t feel the same if I was in Florida Or Texas

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I do weekly Zooms with my beer tasting group. They are fun/not draining. And don't you get enough of work people during the week?

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What Zoom chats? One was enough for me. Reminds me of “foamy” - up in the air reference.If you aren’t happy, just stop doing them. If it feels forced it’s not worth it. Invest energy in other ways

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