Life can get in the way and there are many instances when we struggle to get back on track. Whatever the scenario or the reason for meandering, these are the times when we need a reset the most.

Recently, I had my very own. Coming off the holidays, I felt awful about indulging but for some strange reason, I couldn’t pivot and instead, I binged. I was desperate for a reset and made one for myself.


This is what I did:

Get away.

I needed a break from the usual – social media, work, Los Angeles, training, etc. I went to San Diego to spend a few days with my friend Andy, all part of a plan to distance myself and kickstart a new beginning in a different environment.

Surround yourself with positive vibes.

I immersed myself in my ideal environment: friends who not only motivate and inspire you but ones who you can learn from. Andy was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to help me find my way. She taught me how to cook several healthy meal options and coached me into making small lifestyle changes.

Talk it out.

A different set of eyes can provide a unique point of view. When I share my concerns with trusted friends, they always seem to respond with valuable insight. Sometimes you need an ear and other times, you need perspective.

Do something new.

Stepping out of your comfort zone or doing new activities forces you to grow and with growth comes change. The hardest part is starting but even small changes (or steps) can lead to big changes. To name a few from this weekend, I watched the sunset in La Jolla and hiked Potato Chip Rock for the first time.


Overall, I felt the weekend was successful. I took the time to delve deeper into the new and appreciate the unfamiliarity. I had a relaxing time filled with healthy choices and being with great company. It’s only been a few days but I’m noticing my energy levels and motivation increase.

How do you reset?

Photos by Andrea Arnold.

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  • Lisa Woo
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    Everyone can benefit from a little Vacay!! I love that vacations helps with brainstorming and is a getaway from the everyday 9-5!