As someone else has probably said before, when your mind is consumed with how bad things are at work (crazy decisions from "above", bullying of new teachers called "mentoring", being tested ad infinitum, ...), you have less to give your students (reflecting about the lesson, making sure in a positive way every kid is doing okay, developing new ways to teach concepts). This is the position I find myself in.
It's a never-ending loop in my mind about what I'd really like to say to so and so, what should be done in regards to being a successful math department, how you could make kids succeed. Copy room conversations with other math teachers revolve around the nightmare of this year and what/where they/we will do/be next year. Already 2 teachers have quit midyear. More are planning to leave at the end of the year. I'm sad and frustrated.
On a positive note, I've read some quotes lately that resonate with me, that I find myself referring to repeatedly:
When dealing with yourself, use your head.
When dealing with others, use your heart.
People first, paper second.
Great people talk about ideas. Average people talk about events. Small people talk about others.
And from my phenomenal teacher friend from the northeast when dealing with bad situations: Here is where you grow a little.