In order to work successfully with others and their varying degrees of emotions and life dramas, you would be wise to have harmony in your own life. Harmony is about internal calm and feeling great about what you are doing at that moment.
When you have harmony of mind, body, and spirit, others’ issues will roll off your back.
You will have no need to become engaged in others’ dramas except to offer your mindful and quiet support.
In order to act on your compassion, which in my view is not wanting others to suffer, you need to derail your own suffering. Suffering is a waste of time yet people who want to attain balance or harmony in their lives, suffer a lot. Until they get that harmony going!
More mindfulness and inner harmony are the best and easiest ways to do this.
You can treat your body to good eating, healthy walks or exercise and read good books to boost your confidence. If you are in personal harmony, you will be stronger than those around you and able to give more to them, if only to give an example of a body, mind, and spirit in harmony with itself.
Your mind will be more in harmony if you meditate, or just take quiet time for at least twenty minutes per day; more if you can.
Your spirit thrives on you reaching out to others. If you perform at least one good deed a day, your mind will be fed. If you forgive those who have hurt you, your spirit will rise.
As long as this leads to body, mind and spiritual harmony, you will be able to sidestep any big drama at work on your team, with your manager and with clients as well as with your family and friends.
Give it a try.
Harmony implies peace, cooperation, and understanding. This path can be long and winding or brief and succinct. It is up to you how long it takes.
Start with yourself, first and always.
Do you want to talk about YOUR work/life harmony?
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