The "toxins" in our work environment can invade our attitudes, thoughts and behaviors. So, stay focused on the spiritual battle that awaits you. Prepare for it each morning by putting on your armor. What armor? Listen: "Be prepared. You are up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take...every weapon God has issued, so that when it is all over but the shouting you will still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You will need them...God's Word is an indispensable weapon...prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare...Keep your eyes open. Keep each other's spirits up so that no one falls behind" [Ephesians 6:13-18]. Perhaps you would like to pray the following prayer to get you started: "Father, thank You for the blessings of my present job. As I suit up for work today, protect me, strengthen me, use me and bless me. Let me remain focused on You, allowing Your Word and Your presence to shield me from all contaminants such as pride, insensitivity, being short-tempered, and failure to show love. My worth comes from You, not my job, so I rest in the knowledge that You see all I do and that my labor will not go unrewarded. Amen."
Ships sail on water, but if water gets in even a battleship will sink. So go through the waters of your work environment without allowing them to contaminate you. And be realistic in expecting what the job will deliver. Keep your focus on why you are there, Who sent you, Who sees you, and Who is preparing you for greater things.