Saturday, 30 April 2016

The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - Z is for Zest


The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - Z is for Zest - www.crestingthehill.com.au

The last letter up for the A-Z challenge of Positive Personality Traits is Z - and Z is for Zest. I thought I'd go out with a bit of a fizz and a pop with zestiness. I love people who have a natural zest for life, they are always the first ones to put their hand up when a challenge presents itself. They are happy to have a go and leap into new situations.

I am a bit of a "play it safe"-er where I will usually take the path of least resistance and stay well away from risky situations.
That's all well and good, but it means I miss out on a lot of really fun things along the way. I won't be bungy jumping, or jumping out of a plane, or standing on a glass skybridge over the Grand Canyon, because I lack the zest gene! I'm aiming to work on this one though - life is short and I don't want to become a fuddy duddy in my old age.

Zesty people are always looking for the next challenge, the next bit of fun, the next new experience. They are vibrant and go-get em, they can't wait to try new things and to share their adventures. I want to be that type of person - it's not likely to happen in the foreseeable future (I don't kid myself into thinking I'm about to be Bear Grylls), but it would be nice to think that I got zestier as I got older, rather than becoming a full blown stick in the mud.


The A-Z of Positive Personality Traits - Z is for Zest - www.crestingthehill.com.au

Maybe that's where our children and grandchildren come into the equation, they are always excited about new adventures, they draw us along with them into things we may never have thought of trying ourselves. Adulthood comes with a lot of responsibilities, and zestiness can be the balance to that - the opportunity to use our leisure time for fun and to bring a spark of zeal into our work environments too.

So, that sums up my A to Z of Positive Personality Traits - I hope a few of them inspired you to invest some time developing that part of your character a little more. I know I'll be working on a few of them myself over the months to come.

The April Challenge has also given me some insight and inspiration into how I want to approach my blogging for the next few months. I thought I'd tackle a new series each month. I blog three times a week (Mon, Wed and Fri), so that would give me twelve posts a month in each series. So, if you would like to join me - I'll be leaping with zest into May with 12 Things To Embrace. Please stop by for a visit - if you'd like a reminder, there is a spot to put your email address in my sidebar and the posts will come to you.

Thanks for sharing the Challenge with me. Leanne @ crestingthehill xx



This post is part of the April #atozchallenge.


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21 comments:

  1. A great ending word for the AtoZ Challenge, Leanne. I've so enjoyed your personality traits and characteristics words. Everyone so well written and thoughtful with a positive and personal touch for each of your commenters. Thanks for your visits and comments to CollectInTexas Gal. Thanks for the invite and challenge for May. Since I barely made it through April, I have a feeling May will be sparse on blogging posts. Perhaps, I'll get back in the swing later in the summer. Again, it's been such a pleasure meeting you on the AtoZ Challenge. Happy Blogging!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. Hi Sue - I've loved meeting you too - I'm planning on reducing my posting down to a more manageable scale for May - this challenge definitely showed me that every day is blooming hard work! I've loved your posts too xx

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  2. Congrats on getting to the end and ending it with a Zest. I'll be sad to see it end as it was fun to write an A to Z post and I'll definitely be back again for it, but hate to wait another year. LOl Thanks for stopping by my blog also.

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    1. I'm ready for the next adventure Jeanne - and it will definitely involve posting less often! It's been lovely meeting lots of new bloggers though and hopefully we'll stay in touch :)

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  3. I love that word 'Zest'!!! It makes me want to jump around and be full of life. We can have a zest for living in mind and in body a great way to end AtoZ Leanne!

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    1. thanks Sue - I think we're all jumping around celebrating the end of the marathon! Looking forward to May and taking it a little easier :)

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  4. What a wonderful journey this has been! A zesty end to this grand series. I really loved your insightful posts that made me introspect. It was wonderful connecting with you and I will be dropping by to check on your 12 Things to Embrace series, sounds like a great idea. Wishing you the best,
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. thanks Kala - I'll be following along with your blog through May too x

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  5. Such a lovely post again Leanne. You really have spread the positive vibes throughout April. Thanks.
    @authorparomita from
    <a href="https://rollingstonepictureproduction.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/zenith-grow-up-messy/</a>

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed them Paromita - I like the idea of keeping a positive outlook on life - it keeps you young (and zesty!)

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  6. I don't think you are lacking the zest-gene when it comes to bungy or skydiving. Sounds more like a 'I don't want to die in a Youtube video' gene!!
    And great job on completing the A to Z challenge! Your posts have been wonderfully inspirational.

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    1. Thanks for the moral support Laura - and I LOVE the 'I don't want to die in a Youtube video' gene!! It makes me feel a lot better :)

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  7. Congrats on completing the Challenge, and so happy I found you. I don't have the kind of zest you blog about BUT...if it wasn't for my then-teenaged son I never would have gone white water rafting, just as one example. I wonder (if I ever have grandchildren) what I will get pulled into - all for my own good. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I've never been whitewater rafting Alana so you must have a bit of zestiness tucked away there somewhere. I'm no where near as adventurous as I'd like to be :)

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  8. Great topic. I am not very zesty. But after having met my husband and having my kids... I am changing. Zest is contagious.. and I like being around zesty people. Great to have connected via the challenge.
    Seena
    #AtoZChallenge - Z is for Zzzzz

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    1. Hi Seena - I've enjoyed meeting you too and I think husbands and kids definitely increase our zest level :)

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  9. I have so enjoyed reading your posts and finding your wonderful blog. Hope we continue to connect. Congratulations for finishing. Zest is a great trait and I embrace it with um zest :)

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    1. thanks Kalpanaa - it's been a really fun challenge to do - not sure if I'll manage it again next year though!

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  10. Congratulations on completing the challenge!
    @ScarlettBraden from
    Frankly Scarlett

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    1. Thanks Scarlett - it's nice to be at the end :)

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  11. I'm glad I've found your blog among others to follow and will continue in the future. Congratulations on completing the challenge! I've managed to finish it although I've been off the grid for the last couple of days (It's been Easter weekend so we were visiting the family). I wish you all the best! :)

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