Most people can relate to hearing a voice in the back of your mind that worries you’ll proclaim an intention and then let it fall by the wayside. That gym membership will go unused, that budgeting app will go unopened, that bag of Cheetos will be eaten. Understanding the widespread tendency to not turn resolutions into lasting habits, Amy Woodside, founder of OK Real, created a workshop to remind women that we are our own best resource: The Real Reset.
Last Wednesday I sardined into a room with 50 or so women at a small design studio. Amy interviewed Ksenia Avdulova of The Breakfast Criminals about topics ranging from self-confidence, positive body love, the stories that we tell ourselves, and how to go about goal setting. Then we were all asked to answer the same questions in our worksheets. The format kept us engaged with the worksheets and also gave us an opportunity to share our answers with a neighbor. Even the event was in the ever-so-fancy Soho and was sponsored by a number of posh brands, the energy in the room was decidedly supportive, not competitive.
So, time will tell if I’ll tap into myself as my best resource or stick with my personal New Year’s resolutions. But I enter the New Year feeling grateful to live in a place where women endeavor to spread positivity and self-love to one another.