Staying motivated and energized can be a challenge, especially when it comes to maintaining focus and passion at work.

Many employees find themselves struggling to stay engaged, productive and motivated. Research has shown that a lack of energy and motivation in the workplace can lead to burnout, which can result in decreased job satisfaction, increased absenteeism, and even chronic health problems. As such, finding effective strategies to maintain motivation and energy levels is critical for ensuring long-term success in the workplace. 


We will explore the various ways to stay motivated and energized while on the job. We will look at tips and techniques that can be applied to help maintain personal fulfillment, achieve long-term sustainable success, and learn how to separate work life from life itself. From effective goal-setting to avoiding stress and burnout, this is dedicated to helping professionals maintain their productivity and drive.

Take regular breaks


Are you feeling burnt out and struggling to stay motivated at work? One simple tip I have for you is to take regular breaks throughout the day. It’s easy to get sucked into the daily grind and forget to take a step back, but taking even just five minutes every hour can make a big difference. Use that time to stretch your legs, grab a snack, or even just take a few deep breaths. These short breaks can help reduce stress, improve focus, and boost overall productivity. Remember, taking care of yourself is just as important as getting the job done! So go ahead and schedule those breaks into your daily routine, and burn bright instead of burning out.

Set achievable goals


Setting goals is crucial to staying motivated and energized on the job. However, it can be easy to become overwhelmed if you set goals that are too lofty or unrealistic. That’s why it’s important to set achievable goals that you can actually accomplish. Start by defining what you want to achieve and breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. This will give you a clear path to follow and help you stay on track. Keep in mind that progress is progress, no matter how small, so celebrate your wins along the way. By setting achievable goals, you’ll be able to maintain your energy and motivation and avoid burning out.

Be mindful of your environment


The third strategy to maintain energy and motivation on the job is to be mindful of your environment. This means creating a workspace that encourages productivity and positivity. You can do this by decluttering your desk, adding personal touches like plants or pictures, and adjusting lighting and temperature to your comfort. Keep in mind that a cluttered or unorganized workspace can hinder focus and increase stress levels, so take some time to make sure your environment is conducive to your needs. Also, if possible, try to surround yourself with supportive and positive colleagues who can help boost your morale and keep you motivated. Remember, taking a few small steps to improve your surroundings can have a big impact on your overall energy and productivity in the workplace.

Exercise and eat healthy


If you’re looking for ways to maintain your energy and motivation throughout your workday, one of the best things you can do is exercise and eat healthy. Taking care of your body will improve your energy levels, help you to focus better, and keep you feeling more motivated overall. Start by making small changes, like taking a walk during your lunch break or eating a piece of fruit instead of a candy bar for a snack. Low-impact exercises like yoga or Pilates can also help you feel more centered and focused while you work. Remember, it’s not about making drastic changes overnight, but about making small, sustainable changes that will lead to a healthier, happier you. So grab a piece of fruit and take a walk, and let’s burn bright (not out) on the job!

Connect with inspiring people


When it comes to maintaining energy and motivation on the job, surrounding yourself with inspiring people can be a game-changer! Seek out colleagues, mentors, or even online communities that challenge you to push past your limits and achieve your goals. These individuals can serve as great role models, offering valuable advice and guidance when you need it most. Not only can they provide a listening ear when you’re feeling discouraged or overwhelmed, but they can also inspire you to think differently and pursue new opportunities. So, don’t be afraid to reach out and connect with people who have a passion for what they do – you never know how they could impact your career path and overall well-being!



Maintaining energy and motivation on the job is vital, not only for job satisfaction but also for productivity and success. By implementing strategies like setting priorities, taking breaks, and focusing on personal wellness, you can sustain your energy and motivation long-term, rather than falling prey to burnout or exhaustion. 

Remember, taking care of yourself is not a luxury, but a necessity for both your professional and personal life. So, prioritize your well-being, and burn bright, not out.



About the Author

For over 16 years now, Robert has travelled throughout Alberta facilitating the most amazing team development workshop experiences with amazing levels of fun, energy, and plenty of happy & joy. No sit and listen, stand and deliver power point presentations here! In Person & Online!

Robert’s message is simple. “Business Leaders! Step Up! Embrace the value of Fun At Work & Building A Culture Of Highly Engaged And Happy Teams! It’s the #1 strategy to raise positive mental health levels, Home l Office l Remote. Let’s be real here! No one person is immune to the daily mental health challenges that we all are facing. We all need to prioritize our daily mental health both in work and in life.”

As an avid Mental Health Champion and a Canadian Mental Health Association ( CMHA ) Certified Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, Robert is quite comfortable sharing his personal story of living with and managing depression and anxiety. His goal? To be a role model for men everywhere who need to get comfortable with talking about their daily mental health and choose to be authentic, brave & vulnerable.

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