How to stay sane in a toxic environment

Society is a swath of many unique people and personalities, and it’s inevitable that you will run into people in your circle who just make things unbearable. Whether it is your team, your church, or your workplace, if you aren’t ready to leave or directly confront the problem, you need to find a way to cope and make the best of a situation without letting it bring you down or turn you into someone you don’t want to be.

As a GSU member, you can contact your staff rep for confidential advice or assistance. In your life outside work, you may need to find other ways to cope and stick it out (at least for now). 

These helpful coping mechanisms are directed toward work environments, but they are also valuable tools outside work for making the best of things when you aren’t ready to take the next step of communicating, confronting, or quitting: 11 tips for staying sane in a toxic workplace.

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