5 Tips to fill Zestfulness in Kids Life

5 Tips to fill Zestfulness in Kids life and bring Zing back

For most of us, life has become a routine with no breaks. The work-life got extended from 8/10 hours into a full day during this pandemic, with work-from-home options. On top of it, we are having additional work like taking care of the house, kids, parents, etc., which were outsourced earlier. So all this has taken a toll on our mental health and the family’s mental health. Recent studies have shown a massive spike in mental health issues during the Pandemic. These numbers are enormous in the case of kids too. The routine life with no breaks is adding stress to people. It becomes essential to bring back the zing in one’s life and its zestfulness. This blog, though, primarily aims at building the zestfulness in kids’ life everyone can use the following tips.

How to fill Zestfulness in Kids Life?

What does Zest mean?

As per the dictionary, Zest means relishing and enjoying with total energy. As per positive psychology, Zest is one of the twenty-four key strengths possessed by humanity. Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Approaching every day’s life as an adventure and living it to the fullest is the essence of Zest.

Why should we build Zest in life?

If you want a pleasing and exciting life, you must start looking at life with full Zest. Only by being zestful can we reach our full potential and lead a more prosperous and enriching life; in this process, we become the best versions of ourselves.

All this sounds promising and exciting. Then what is the quick mantra to achieve all those mentioned above? The mantra is straightforward indeed. Do you remember the song from the Sound of Music movie – “My Favorite Things”? That song picturizes the zestful mentality of the heroine of the film. She explains in this song to the kids that remembering their favorite things would bring the Zest back to life whenever the situations look boring or scary. Isn’t it so true?

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So, finding our IKIGAI and spending a part of our day doing the things we are passionate about will fill our life with Zest and remove the boredom from our lives.


How to Fill Zestfulness in Kids?

Even the kids’ lives have become monotonous and tedious, especially during this pandemic. That is why their mental health is also taking a toll on them.

  1. Identify the Child’s passions and Interests: Agreed that the children’s passions and interests keep changing over time. But allowing them space and time to explore their passions to the fullest level, without having any parental expectations or pressures on them, will give them to understand their positives and negatives in that area.
  2. Be an enthusiastic Learner: Learning is a lifelong experience, and expressing our happiness in front of kids for learning new things would really inculcate this love for learning in kids. Love for learning always makes the person a better version of themselves.
  3. Enjoying the moment: Instead of waiting for the big day or big event for celebrations at home, celebrating small events or even impromptu celebrations for completing an activity at home will teach the value of celebrations and enjoying life without any conditions to the kids. These celebrations need not be budget heavy; just listening to a song or dancing for a sequence can do the trick.
  4. Giving our Best Shot: Whether it’s work or passion, if we always try to give our best shot in completing it, we keep improving ourselves in every attempt. If we don’t stop at failures but take another new turn and complete that activity successfully teaches the kids not to stop at failures only. Talking about our failures and successes with the kids is most important.
  5. Gratitude: Practicing gratitude daily at home and praying to god or the superpower to sail us through difficult times will give the confidence to kids that someone else is there to take care of them. This will remove the negative feelings and fill them with positivity.
5 tips to add Zestfulness into your Child's life

So, in order to foster this important and life-changing trait in kids, we need to model the above points in our lives. Kids learn by observing their parents, and if we want to fill zestfulness in kids’ lives, we need first to fill the same in our lives.

Suhasini, IP, is the Author of the book “Practical Tips for Kids Mental Health.” As a certified kids and parents life coach, she helps/guides you toward a happy family life for your kids. She firmly believes that “Emotionally Happy Kids of today are the Mentally Strong and Happy Citizens of tomorrow.” Let’s make the world a happy and beautiful place for our kids to thrive.


  1. Loved all your tips and that song from sound of music.. wow never linked it too zest. Come to think of it its so true. Beautiful series all the posts were interesting and apt
    Deepika Sharma

  2. Kids would bloom under you, Suhasini. Are you a teacher? If you are you must an awesome one. All your tips are so doable and so good for the kids. If my grandsons were here I would implement all.

  3. Very true. Kids are suffering. These are challenging times.
    Zestfulness & Zing are super words.
    Much needed now.

    I have Zest in my Z post too 🙂

  4. Yes that zest is so vital for the kids and I loved your tips yet again buddy. It was a pleasure doing this A2Z with you:)

  5. A wonderful description of Zest!! And remembering our favorite things is a great tip to add zest to our lives.
    That was a very helpful series, Suhasini. Waiting for your ebook. Best wishes.

  6. Well said Suhasini, inculcate the zest in our kids is the crucial aspect of parenting, I loved all the pointers and the song, the way you connected the life with ikigai and the sum product that comes out is happiness, how you have shown the path to get the happy auro around, is just awesome!!!

  7. Loved to read another helpful post. It’s essential to bring zest in children’s lives to help them enjoy childhood.
    Congratulations on the completion of the A2Z series:)

  8. Kids are really suffering during this tough time, I am happy to read these tips to being zest in their life.

  9. Why just kids, we all need zest in life to keep it interesting and fun. Good points to help kids enjoy zest and being a happy part of it too.

  10. Oh, sure we all want zesty life for sure. Loved all pointers to help kids become zesty, & happy. Loved the song too. Your series in April 2021 was wonderful and helped improve kids mental health for sure. I wish all parents read these posts for healthy and happy kids who are mentally strong. I’m sure you plan to turn this series into eBook, look forward to it.

  11. Such wonderful tips. Being zestful is important for all of us especially now. But I do agree kids are going through unexpected time.. Something which they neither imagined not ready for it.. Your suggestions can make things easier for them.

  12. I love the song my favorite things. Absolutely true, to live the life to the fullest and worthy it is essential to know your zest. All pointers are brilliant.

  13. Loved all the pointers dear and I agree it is very important to enjoy the moment. Many times we wait for special things to happen for being happy but in reality happiness of life lies in enjoying small moments. Many congratulations dear for completing another A2Z successfully

  14. Loved this post dear . Good points to help kids enjoy zest and being a happy part of it too.Kids are going through a lot .

  15. This is a tough time and I’m sure these tips would be helpful to keep the kids happy

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