There is a reason every New Year’s Day is so appealing — it gives the impression that one is turning the page and starting all over again.

For many people, the New Year comes with hope of a better life.  Further, bear in mind that a year has 365 days, so avoid making resolutions that you will realise in a short while. By making your resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance that you will keep them throughout the year, incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life.

This hope for a better future gives one the reason to keep going forward even when the situation is unpleasant or challenging.  It is this hope that accounts for our desire to survive.

May we all experience a happy and prosperous year.

1.)  Set priorities 

Successful women put first things first. They know what needs to be done and begin with the end in mind. Even if this means cutting back on less important things in order to get the job done, they have a clear vision of their goal and stick to it.

2.) Stay positive

Women who speak positively vs. negatively are much more likely to achieve their goals and stay focused. In fact, researchers have found that positive thinking results in enhancing your skill set to maintain and develop resources. Negative thinking is more likely to program your brain to keep options narrowed and refusing to see different options, resulting in less choices overall.

3.) Balance work and self-care

Self-care is vital to prevent burn-out and keep an overall balance in one’s life. Successful women make time for themselves every single day to re-charge, whether it’s just a 10 minute bubble bath or a walk in the park with their husband and kids. Are you making time for yourself? If not, pencil yourself in like you would for all other clients. You are just as important as everybody else.

4.) Track their health

Whether it’s scheduling regular check-ups, a mammogram, or simply tracking their periods, successful women make time for their physical health. Doing exercise is the best preventive medicine, it reduces the body fat and act like an anti depressant. Exercise is good for the mental, cardio and bone health.

5.) Improved their communications skill

Research has shown that communication is one of the most important, if not the most important, skill to have in the work force ranked by many professionals. Women who are able to skillfully communicate with their employer, employees, clients, and acquaintances are more likely to go further than those who lack these skills. Think about how frustrating it is when you are forced to work with someone who is deemed “impossible” to work with. Don’t be one of those people.

6.) Genuinely do what they love

I am a firm believer that you can’t be successful unless you are passionate about what you do. Successful women have a drive for their work. Things come easy to them because they live their dream and genuinely do what they love. “When you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”

7.) To be more confident

Half the battle is believing that you can do it. Successful women empower themselves by believing in themselves. If you don’t feel like you have confidence, don’t worry.  It is a skill that can be practiced and learned.

8.) Get involved with their communities

People who give back their communities are much more likely to feel engaged at work, have a sense of purpose, and feel valued. If you need some ideas of how to get involved with your community, check out these ideas.

9.) Don’t be a door mat to others 

It can be tough to be a woman sometimes. Sadly, gender discrimination will always exist, and there will always be those who think that we aren’t capable of being leader. Don’t let anyone- whether it is a man or a woman- walk all over you. Stand your ground and know that you are smart, beautiful, and capable.

10.) Believe in the beauty of their dreams

Successful women don’t let anyone tell them that they can’t do something. They know that this is their life for the taking, and that they are ultimately in control of their own destiny.