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Rec Ramble came out with a new episode on October 22nd! In this episode, Lily and Sarah talked about their survival guide to Zoom University. The Outreach Assistants know that this semester is an adjustment to what everyone is used to. However, we might as well lean into this situation as a community!

The hosts opened up the podcast with a fun segment called “You Can’t Do That!” Sarah asked some of the Rec employees to submit some of the oddest rule-breaking scenarios that they have seen at the Rec. Sarah once saw a little kid build a fort out of weights in the weight room! Luckily no one was hurt… but you can’t do that!

The hosts then proceeded with some fascinating facts about “Zoom fatigue”. This kind of fatigue is defined as feeling worn out with having to be “on” all the time during the many virtual meetings we endure each day. It is hard to feel on top of your game all day while on the computer, so Lily and Sarah gave some tips on what works for them!

Sarah suggests scheduling in 5-10 minute breaks between meetings so you don’t have to stare at a screen for hours at a time. Lily suggests eating breakfast and taking walks around your house in order to get your energy up! Remember, we live in uncertain times right now so it is important to take care of yourself and give yourself some grace! 

Tune in for more tips about surviving Zoom University. On the next episode, the hosts will talk about the awesome rock climbing wall and everything that the department offers! We even get some input from patrons during our fun segment “Would You Rather: Rec Edition”. 

To stream the episode, search for Rec Ramble on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and other major streaming platforms. Make sure to tweet us at @csurec what your favorite part of the episode was and let us know what topics you want to hear us speak on!

Coming Up Next: Rec Ramble will discuss Zoom fatigue and study strategies that have worked for them.