Overcoming Screen Fatigue: A Nonprofit Guide

Very few of us, if any, imagined that 2020 would be the year where businesses and nonprofits were completely uprooted by COVID-19. Due to the global pandemic, office life now consists of us working from home. Screens are our reality now and may be for the foreseeable future. We’re going to have to adapt our work habits to fit the new normal. Unfortunately, screen fatigue is something we’re all struggling with, but there are ways to deal with it.

 

Give yourself brain breaks

Even though it’s tempting to work from dawn to dusk when you’re at home because you can’t separate work from home life, it’s important to give yourself regular breaks. Stick to the hours you used to work in the office, taking frequent breaks for your eyes and body. Get up often to stretch, rehydrate, and grab a snack.

 

Reduce your screen time

You might be working full-time on your laptop or computer. To unwind, you might be tempted to watch TV. However, more screen time is the last thing your eyes, mind, and body need. Instead, give your eyes a break and do something else instead, such as read a book, take a bath, go on a walk, or meditate.

 

Don’t default to video meetings

Video calls don’t have to be your primary form of communication. While it’s great to be able to see everyone’s faces, your team can stay connected in other ways. For smaller meetings, opt to call them instead. Phone meetings give your eyes a break and let you focus on the more important visual stimuli.

 

These tips can help your nonprofit when working remotely. Working from home doesn’t mean you work less or less effectively. When looking to protect your nonprofit, contact the experts at Colorado Nonprofit Insurance Agency, part of HUB International in Denver, Colorado at 303-894-0298.