Success boils down to some strategic habits. If you want a successful life, check out these habits that most goal digging women follow…to great success!

10 Habits For Successful Goal Digging!

We hear the word success and we each think of something different. But ultimately, success boils down to some strategic habits. Setting your own goals and then making sure you reach them, however you can, doesn’t happen overnight. You need to be devoted, dedicated and continually persevere. If you want a successful life, learn from others. Check out these habits that most goal digging women follow…to great success!
Develop A Distinct Personal Identity or Brand1
What do you want people to think of when they first meet you? What do you offer to others? What do you want your legacy to be? Just like companies do, develop a brand for yourself and then promote it where those that matter to you will see it: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook…even at conferences or meetings!2 You want to hear people say the same thing when they talk about you…and this will get them talking!

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Establish Goals
Successful women have both small and big goals. Meeting the small goals helps motivate goal diggers to work towards the bigger ones. The key is to follow through on them! As this becomes a habit, set bigger goals and a process for achieving them.
Make Sure Goals Are Part of a Plan
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” This famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and pioneering aviator, couldn’t be more on point. A successful woman has a vision for herself and develops an action plan to achieve that vision. Then she regularly evaluates her progress, modifies her actions if necessary…and sets more goals.

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Push Yourself
Take on new goals intellectually, physically or mentally. Then reach even higher. Always try to go the next step and achieve more.3 This is definitely what goal diggers do. They dig and dig…and keep on digging.
Prioritize Each Day
Success doesn’t come without work. Each day should have scheduled actions that get you to your goals. Goal diggers always know what their next day will involve. And they always make sure to save time for destressing and relaxing.4
Keep On Learning
It’s a well-known axiom that knowledge is power. Ask any successful woman how she stays at the top of her game and she’ll tell you that she keeps educating herself…on business, on world affairs, on health, on her skills level…anything that is important to her success. Research, read and, above all, ask questions. You can never ask too many!
Be a Savvy Money Manager
It goes without saying that staying on top of your financial picture is critical to your success. A secure financial situation is a tremendous part of your success…and your life. This doesn’t mean earning a six-digit income; it means living within your means and managing your cash flow properly so you don’t find yourself in on-and-off dire circumstances.
Make De-Stressing Part of Your Life
Keeping stress under control is crucial to achieving success. Whatever helps you alleviate stress is what you should do regularly, whether it is meditation, going to the gym, yoga, journaling or even cooking. Making sure your stress doesn’t overtake you is integral to being a successful woman.5

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Don’t Compete With Other Women
Successful women know that other women can help them achieve their success. A female support group lifts everyone up, can help you brainstorm new ideas and be there for your when the going gets tough.
Always Pay It Forward
The notion that ruthlessness is required to succeed has gone the way of the dial phone. A truly successful woman smiles, give back, helps others without expectation of something in return and is, above all, kind.
Are you a goal digger? Could you be one? Try it and see how wonderful it is to achieve your dreams!

1 Bisharat, J. Habits of Highly Successful Women in the Future of Work. Updated Oct 09, 2013 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaleh-bisharat/7-habits-of-highly-succesful-women_b_3713126.html
2 Ibid.
3 Habits of Successful Women. Project Hot Mess https://projecthotmess.com/11-habits-of-successful-women/
4 Behaviors Successful Women Display Without Realizing It. https://www.powerofpositivity.com/successful-women-habits/
5 Ibid.

Fly New Year’s Eve Solo With a Spa Night!

If you find yourself alone this New Year’s Eve, don’t sweat it. Not every New Year’s Eve needs to be wild dancing, blowing horns and partying until you’re sick, with all of New Year’s Day spent recovering. Consider this New Year’s Eve as one mellow holiday from the holidays and reflect on 2017 with an at-home spa night. Think about it: one whole night devoted to you! You’ll feel fantastic, sleep great and wake up to 2018 with a fresh outlook.

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Set the Mood
Light some scented candles and be sure to place some in the bathroom! Play your favorite mood music on your Bluetooth speaker. Make some fruit-infused water to sip (it’s easy – mix sliced lemons and fresh mint leaves in a bowl and chill. Then strain and drink!) Go the extra mile and prepare a fruit and cheese plate to nibble on during your relaxing night. Best treat of all? Have fresh, clean sheets waiting for you on your bed when it’s time to hit the hay.

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Start with a Facial Masque
Clean your face first with your favorite cleanser. Then, to prep your skin before the face masque, pour boiling hot water in a bowl and bend over it to let the steam open your pores. For a masque, you can use a store-bought product…or make one of your own. Here’s a link to Pinterest for a few ideas. Rub the masque mixture on with gentle circling motions, let your skin soak it up for 15-30 minutes and then wash away with warm water and a final splash of cold water to close your pores.
Finish by applying a hydrating oil like REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive , a replenishing treatment with Abyssinian oil and a blend of 13 unique molecular ingredients. This nourishing oil offers anti-inflammatory properties and improves texture and tone, leaving your skin silky soft.

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Next: A Body Scrub
Prepare your body by first gently dry brushing your skin. It’s a great way to help loosen dead skin cells, stimulate the skin and increase circulation. To learn more, check out this article, 5 Reasons Why You Should Dry Brush Your Skin.
For a body scrub, you can use a store-bought product or make your own by mixing one cup of sea salt with ½ cup of lavender oil so the mixture feels like wet sand. Spread the scrub on your body using small, circular motions. This will exfoliate dry dead skin, leaving you with a natural and healthy glow! Rinse off in the shower or sink into a warm bath filled with bubbles!

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Give Your Hair a Treat
Admit it. You hair takes a lot of abuse. Not detangling properly when it’s wet, hot styling tools, sharp-edged hair clips, brushing it rapidly when you’re in a hurry…all this contributes to damaged hair and split ends. Give your hair the maxed out beauty treatment on your spa night. After washing with a great shampoo, like Renew Shampoo, which has no harsh chemicals or sulfates in it, put a super moisturizing masque on your hair. Try MONAT’s Only for You Super Moisture Mask to repair and hydrate your hair. Since you’re staying in, let it air dry naturally for some total hair R&R!
Indulge Your Fingers and Toes
If you feel up to it, you can also give yourself a manicure and a pedicure. Pick out fun colors to greet the New Year. Take it slow – there’s no rush. At the least, rub balm around your nailbeds and on the heels of your feet to soften them up.

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And Finally…
Throughout the night, don’t forget to sip your infused water or some tea and have some treats (even chocolate, if you prefer). After your spa, if you want to hit your pillow facedown early, do it! If you want to binge-watch a Netflix series, do that instead.
Remember, this night is all about you!
Happy New Year, beautiful.
How to Survive the Holidays and Still Look Your Best

How to Survive the Holidays and Still Look Your Best

For many of us, the holidays are a special time of year when we connect with friends and family, attend gatherings, share food and drinks, and exchange gifts.
But all of this excitement can easily create a lot of stress and anxiety. I ate too much! Am I wearing the right dress? Is this the right present? It can be challenging to remember the true meaning of the holiday season—being present in the moment with peace and love.
“I think the biggest obstacles people face during the holidays are the pace and the many different influences that create changes to a ‘normal’ schedule,” says Brent Agin, M.D., MONAT Scientific Board Member. “I personally survive the holidays by keeping my focus. Although my schedule undoubtedly changes, I do not let it interfere with my key health habits that keep me feeling good. If I want to eat some delicious foods that are not in my normal diet I make sure I exercise to earn and burn!
“The holidays are always stressful with both good and bad stress,” Dr. Agin continues, “so dropping your health habits will just worsen your body’s response to these stresses. Staying as close to your regimen as possible is the best way to get through this time looking and feeling your best.”
Tips for Making It Through!
  • This is important! Don’t skip meals on the big party day. Instead, eat early and eat often. Keep the fire of your metabolism burning all day rather than slowing it down during periods of “mini-starvation.” Your metabolism will work faster and more efficiently.
  • Eat a small, nutritious snack before the party. This cuts your appetite and will help you resist hors d’oeuvres and save your calories for the main meal. And let’s face it: a hungry girl is a hangry one.
  • Use a smaller plate to help you cut down on the total amount you eat. And don’t go back for seconds!
  • Watch your alcohol which makes you uninhibited around food. If you drink at parties, stay hydrated during the event. As we like to say, go one for one. Drinking plenty of agua at the bar will likely reduce the chance of waking up with a hangover. Trust us on this one.
  • Focus on family and friends, not food. Shift your attention to what really matters rather than making a dive for the buffet.
  • Keep up your regular physical activity schedule and make sure to get in a good workout on the day of a party or event. NO excuses! You’ll thank yourself later.
  • Don’t overlook sleep. As Dr. Agin says, “Sleep is tough during the holidays but try to keep on a good regimen when can.” Your body needs time to recuperate.

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When the Days Are Overwhelming
No matter what you do, sometimes the holidays are all just too much. If that happens, just do you.

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  • Treat yourself to some alone time to rejuvenate your spirit. Perhaps read a great book, get a mani/pedi, take a yoga class or get a massage.
  • Reach out to a friend or family member who lives too far away to travel to. You’ll both get a positive benefit from the connection!
  • Carve out at least five minutes a day to sit quietly, meditate, relieve stress and use your breath to calm your body and mind. Namaste!

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Remember that love and sharing are the best parts of the holidays. Focus your efforts toward maintaining a healthy mind and body so you can really appreciate the festivities.

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