Have you ever felt super frustrated at work? Maybe you’re having problems with a co-worker or a manager. Maybe you feel stuck in a rut with the job you’re doing every day. Before you just quit, there are some things you can do to get yourself motivated and excited about the work you’re doing again. Here are just a few things that can help you handle frustration at work more effectively.

  • Find something to be excited about.

If you’re feeling frustrated by the work you’re doing day to day, consider finding something that can make you excited again. Is there a project that needs someone with your expertise? Can you talk to your boss about new things you can tackle on the job? At the very least, make sure you’re excited about something in your off hours, so you feel refreshed and invigorated while you’re working.

  • Focus on positive people.

Negativity is contagious, so spending your time and energy on those who project a negative attitude will quickly rub off on you. Try to avoid the negative or toxic people on the job and focus on building relationships with those who have a positive attitude. If you find yourself having to interact with a negative personality, keep your own responses positive.

  • Volunteer your time.

There are provable health benefits to volunteering in your community. You can use your skills to help others, and that will benefit you and the community or organization. It can make you see things in a different way, including situations at work you find frustrating. Volunteering can also expand your network, and you never know where those connections can take you in the future.

  • Stay active outside of work.

If you’re frustrated at work, it’s easy to get into a rut at home, too. You get home, veg out on the couch, and try not to think too much about your job. But this is counterproductive. Instead, think of the things you enjoy doing and make time for them in your off-hours.

  • Find a new job.

Of course, no matter how hard you try, there will be situations at your workplace that will be out of your control. If you’ve tried to manage your frustrations in healthy ways and things still aren’t improving, it may be time to reevaluate what you need in a new job. Talk with an employment professional to see what other opportunities may be a better fit.

Are you frustrated in your current job?

Contact the recruiters at FJC Personnel today to see how we can help.