COVID-19 Resources: Learn how to apply character strengths to boost resilience and support others.
"I feel vital and full of energy, I approach life feeling activated and enthusiastic."
Become Aware Of Your Strength
What is Zest?
Zest means approaching a situation, or life in general, with excitement and energy, not approaching tasks or activities halfway or halfheartedly. People who are high in zest are excited to get up in the morning, and they live their lives like an adventure. Zest is a dynamic strengths that is directly related to physical and psychological wellness. This strength has the strongest ties to overall life satisfaction and a life of engagement.
Explore Your Strength
Reflect on how you’ve used zest in the past, in everyday life and during special or critical times.
Apply Your Strength
How can you make the most of zest in your everyday life? In the moments that matter most? Here are some ideas.
- Improve your sleep hygiene by establishing regular sleep time, eating 3-4 hours before sleeping, avoiding doing any work in the bed, not taking caffeine late in the evening, etc. Notice changes in your energy level.
- Do a physically rigorous activity (bike riding, running, sports singing, playing) that you always wanted to do but have not done yet.
- Call old friend and reminisce good old times.