Most of the problems we have can be avoided using restraint. Play the long game. Your network doesn't have to know exactly how you feel about them.
Tallest blade of grass will be the first to get cut. It's the reality in a competitive system.
Spend 15-30 minutes meditating and follow the guidelines to a tee. It actually works.
Do your gym workout in the morning.
Meditate again on your break or at lunch (15min)
It forces them to keep their word and makes them take you seriously.
Currently a big problem among young people.