Same body, New Person
In a world where we see constant change, we get caught in what could have been and what is. For some of us, we are living the life that we want and for others we are living the life that others want us to live. Some of us are lost in the maze of life, constantly finding no end and only walls. When we look into the mirror, for some, we see flaws, we see someone that we want to change. Someone we are not happy with.
Every day is a new day. That means that there is a new day to take on the challenges that we had cast aside the day before. It is a chance for us to start to see what we want to change, not only physically, but emotionally and mentally.
Happiness starts with you. It starts with knowing what makes you happy and knowing what you enjoy doing. What little things do you do that bring you back to the mindset of pure happiness? There has been a point in everyone’s life when they did something that made them happy, but it is important to realize that that something doesn’t have to be grand but rather something small. It was something small, a little thing, that changed the tide of emotions that day. For many of us, it is doing little things like going to a park and sitting on a bench to reminisce a time of meeting someone there. Or it could even be going into the mall and seeing something that you used to collect; it brought back memories of the times that you would try and hunt down a collectible that you had been looking for. It can be just about anything that has ever brought a smile to your face.
As someone that once worked in sales, I had to make sure that, us salesman, met the quotas that we were given. We had to deal with different customers in every occasion and no customer was the same. While some interactions were easier than others, each one brought its own set of emotions. While each client involved their emotions, I saw that the coworkers and colleges that I had at the time where also sharing their own emotions and bringing them into the day. I was getting hit with wave after wave of emotions from everyone around me that my emotions started to change the person I was.
I was molding myself into someone else, aiming to please those around me and not myself. I was losing myself, becoming someone I was not happy with. I was trying so hard not to become someone that I did not know yet I forgot to stay true to myself and understand who I was. Until the day I decided to be a new person in the same body. Being able to be someone new, a new version of myself that understood myself. Instead of constantly trying to change my body and who I was for others, I decided that the change starts with being a new person for you. A person that understands the reasons why we react to what others say and the emotions that they bring.
It is about becoming someone that you, yourself understand.