I hope you are well.
I can normally deal with being an empath in this crazy world but these days it feels as if Im going to lose my bearings, especially at work.
I have recently been promoted to an office manager role, which is incredibly demanding as people come to me for every little problem. It is a really good job, but people are so needythat I have started to withdraw and relate to colleagues only about work. If I give them anything personal, I fear theyll tear me apart and it feels so bad because I see them bonding together while I drift apart.
Since I got promoted, I have felt a lot of envy and negativity coming from some of my colleagues. I know this is normal, but being an empath you can imagine how this is affecting me emotionally.
Its a very positive environment overall, I have had much worse jobs in truly toxic companies. Yet I struggle to fully enjoy it because everyday I have to fend off someone trying to suck me dry.
I know I must set limits and assert myself, but I would also love to simply do my job and be left in peace.
Is anybody else finding it difficult to cope at work? What are your strategies?
Sending love and light to everyone.
updated by @azahara-a-garcia: 01/09/17 07:13:59PM