Beat your Zoom fatigue with these tips from CFA's Create Success Interns

October 06 2020

Brought to you by Create Success Interns Abby Davis, Connor Brown, Hannah Keating, Lia Wong, Matthew Rudolph, Sam Judd, and Zoe Wink.

Hello College of Fine Arts students!

As we make the transition back to online and hybrid classes, here is a reminder of some helpful tips to help manage your time and reduce your Zoom fatigue!

1. Create a schedule or agenda.

 Whether or not you have used a planner in the past, now is a great time to REALLY use it! This can be useful in seeing your important dates and deadlines in an orderly fashion.

2. Work on one project at a time.

 If looking at your deadlines all at once is too overwhelming, make a notecard list!

  • Write each assignment with its deadline on its own notecard, order the notecards by date, and start knocking out each assignment one at a time. 

3. Set boundaries.

 We know that a lot of your school time is happening at home, and Zoom/computer fatigue is a real thing. Try setting a boundary for yourself as to what times of the day you will dedicate to school. For instance, maybe you try and stop doing school work by a certain time or you dedicate specific times where you take breaks.

  • Try to come up with some activities you enjoy doing that do not involve staring at a screen. For instance: going on a walk, taking a dance break, playing around on an instrument you may have picked up, or doing some crafts.  

4. Start early.

 If you happen to find that you have been sitting on the couch watching Tik Toks or doing whatever else keeps you occupied for hours at home, it sounds like it’s a good time to get a jump on some homework! Getting a head start on assignments when you have some free time will save you lots of stress in the long run. Trust us!

5. Sleep.

This one is pretty self explanatory, but it’s one tip that should not be forgotten. A fresh mind always helps with creativity!

Remember: This is a time where we can use our innovative minds to find the things that work best for us. Stay positive and never stop creating!