Two years into the pandemic employees say their Zoom/Virtual fatigue is higher than it’s ever been. Top contributors to Zoom fatigue include:

Meetings that run too long
Having to stare at a screen for long periods of time
Meetings that serve no purpose
Constantly seeing video feed of one’s self
Limited movement during meetings
Increased amount of eye contact during meetings
How to relieve the fatigue
Switching to phone calls or email where possible.
Making meetings short, less than 15 minutes if possible.
Have a co-worker’s dog or cat appear during a Zoom/virtual meeting. (Studies have long shown that dogs increase our levels of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter that calms our nervous system while reducing anxiety).
Work-related stress during Zoom meetings can also be lessened when someone tells a funny story or a joke, when someone’s child makes an appearance or when they can talk about non-work-related subjects.
Consider a walking zoom/virtual meeting using your smart phone.