Counter stress with moments of joy

Especially if you’re from any kind of marginalized identity, a workplace can be a hostile place. I would envision myself strapping on armor to go into meetings, determined to let nothing slip out or through. The more work seems like a place where aggressions (micro or otherwise) are more likely than moments of joy, the more you need a community around you that transcends it. You need to have moments where you get to take off that armor and be buoyed by those who understand and value you.

See: Burnout