How to deal with feeling unappreciated at work

Keep calm

When something is bothering you in an office setting, it can be really frustrating. Try your best to remain calm and collected, and if you feel yourself reaching a boiling point, take a walk and cool down. Nothing good can come from having a meltdown in the office, so get a little fresh air and take a few deep breaths to restore your sanity.

Figure out the cause

As much as we hate to admit it, we are the cause of our problems sometimes. Before you blame someone else, take a hard look at yourself. Have you done something to alienate yourself from your co-workers? Maybe you have and you don’t even realize it. Sometimes you’ll be more appreciated by becoming the best co-worker and employee that you can be. Think hard on it and give it a shot.

Don’t worry about recognition

It’s important to understand that you might not get an award or pat on the back every time you finish a task or project. The sooner you realize this, the better. Sometimes you may feel like you’re doing exceptional work, and though you may be, it may not always be rewarded with a parade and fireworks. If you know you’re doing great work, keep it up and it will lead to bigger and better things.

Find a new gig

Sometimes it’s hard to find the root of issues at work. If you can’t figure out why you’re being unappreciated, maybe the job just isn’t the best fit for you. If this is the case, be willing to walk away and move on. Most of us have had a handful of jobs in our life, and it often takes time to find the perfect fit.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for Web: Details