shed your old self

Snakes don’t get enough credit. I would jump on a couch if I saw one but I am also very intrigued by their confidence, their power, and their ability to shed their skin. We need to take a cue from snakes and learn to shed our old self.

The new year is a great time to take stock and look back at how your life is coming together. It’s the perfect opportunity to evaluate where you want go and who you want to be.

For me, I can move forward easier when I shed habits that no longer serve me, switch up my food, change out my exercise routine, or distance myself from people that no longer serve me.

Shedding my old self is not easy. It is hard to let go of what we are used to even when we know it’s not good for us. But to grow, to become our authentic self it’s critical to that journey.

I talk about this at the end of the book in the section, “Stop Hiding and Start Seeking.” It is about releasing the old self and being open to what your intuition is telling you. That sounds simple but I am the first to say that it’s not.

Even though I can hear my intuition and have examples where it has proven beneficial to follow it, I still find myself pause before I am able to release things from my life.

To make this fun and less of a ToDo, I will wear a snakeskin item as my own inside joke and reminder. I like to add a little snakeskin accessory to my wardrobe and it is my way of stepping into that space where I know it’s time to shed.

A few fun ways you can do this, too are these accessories:

To fully live we need to grow. And it makes sense we outgrow our old self so there are times we need to shed. Release the tight grip you have on habits, relationships, thoughts, and anything else that is not serving you well.

There is no end goal when you are growing. It’s a process and a journey. Make it fun and put yourself first. Seek what works for you and continue your transformation. We are never done – there is always more.

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