Motivational Moments with Maria

Increase Your Zest For Life

August 14, 2023 Maria Bradfield
Motivational Moments with Maria
Increase Your Zest For Life
Show Notes

My goal with this podcast is to help you stay more focused, energetic, disciplined, enthusiastic, and positive so YOU can experience more excitement, fulfillment, and joy in all areas of your life.

My desire is that you live each day to the fullest and know that your best self-showed up…no matter what.

It also helps me stay more energetic, enthusiastic passionate, and obsessed about my work. 

Today I am going to give you some work to do so maybe take some notes.  Grab a pen or pencil if you can or come back to this later.

Personal growth is about knowing who we are, what brings us joy in our life and how we can introduce even more happiness.  Call me an optimist, call me Mary Poppins, call me Pollyanna, call me whatever you choose but know this.  THIS IS ME.  I am the cheerleader, I am the encourager, I am the one who sees the positive, I am a believer, and yes, I am also a realist.  I own my identity and don’t try to be something I am not.  I have had enough people in my life telling me to shut up, to calm down and I so got over that years ago.

I have learned a lot of lessons over the years, made plenty of mistakes, and every year I realize how important is to continue to be yourself, do what makes you smile, and live your life with zest. Research proves that those with a sunny disposition and optimistic attitude live 15% longer in life. That's another decade my friends.

So here is the question for you.

How do you live your life? How much zest do you truly have in your life.

The VIA Institute on character defines ZEST this way:

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 strength that is directly related to physical and psychological wellness. This strength has the strongest ties to overall life satisfaction and a life of engagement.