Z is for Zest

Well we’ve made it! We’ve reached the last letter of the alphabet. I didn’t think we’d take quite so long to get here, but we have. And I’m sure you won’t be surprised to learn that I’ve decided that Z will be for Zest for Life. As someone who wakes up smiley and full of energy each day, I thought it would be wasteful not to examine ‘zest’ in more detail. Looking at its dictionary definitions, zest is great enthusiasm and energy, eagerness, keen, passion, love as well as the outer coloured part of the peel for use in flavouring. Zest has been defined as one of the character strengths key to living a happy and fulfilling life. And I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised to learn that cultivating optimism is a sure way to being zestful, along with a good diet, sleep and exercise.

Talking of optimism, did you know that March is the month of optimism? Continue reading

H is for Happy Workforce

10557212_583260071784487_3762945260306016564_nIs there something that in all honesty you take for granted?  I have to say, that for me, it was my work.  It wasn’t until quite recently that I sat looking out of my office, thinking how happy I was to be working in such beautiful surroundings, doing something I loved and working with some amazing people.  And feeling this way made me feel really optimistic and positive about what I could achieve.  It was at that moment, Continue reading