Amongst all strengths, zest is worth looking at [read our article defining zest] because it is directly related to physical and psychological wellbeing. Research findings on the benefits of the strength of zest found that it is one of the two strengths most strongly connected with happiness and life satisfaction . Zest is strongly connected with the strength of hope, as both are aligned with higher positivity.
Extensive research and studies on positive psychology have revealed the following characteristics zestful people have in common:
Zest gives the boost needed to drive results and make strong commitment while getting rid of any negativity that might be in the way. Zest will let people enter a flow state where they can maximize their abilities and their time. In a study  conducted on job satisfaction of middle-aged women employees, it was found that zestful women not only did better at work but also felt more energized and positive at the end of each day.
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 Nansook Park, Christopher Peterson, Martin E. P. Seligman (2004). Strengths of Character and Well-Being. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology: Vol. 23, No. 5, pp. 603-619.
 Bellah, Madsen, Sullivan, Swidler, & Tipton, 1985
 Wrzesniewski et al. (1997)
 Zest for work? Assessment of enthusiasm and satisfaction with the present work situation and health–a 1.5-year follow-up study Malin Josephson, Eva Vingård – Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
 Character Strengths: Research and Practice – Nansook Park & Christopher Peterson
We’ve compiled 10 simple and effective approaches that you could apply at your workplace to set the stage for zest.
We walk you through what zest is and why we feel you should be focusing on getting more zesty people in your organization.