As I was driving home the other night, I found myself stuck in a traffic jam. Bored and restless, I decided to switch on the radio. As I listened to the songs playing, one caught my attention. The song was called “Cool Change” and as I listened to the lyrics, I realized that they spoke to me on a deeper level.
The song begins by saying, “If there’s one thing in my life I’m missing, it’s the time that I spend alone…” This line struck a chord with me because I realized that I, too, have been missing out on time to myself. I have been so focused on trying to please others and pouring all my energy into my career that I have neglected my own well-being. I have become a “man-pleaser,” always putting others’ needs before my own.
But in doing so, I have often found myself hurt and misunderstood. People have misinterpreted my words and actions, and it has led to misunderstandings and hurt feelings. As the song goes on to say, “a time for, a cool change…” I realized that it was time for me to make a change in my own life.
I realized that I cannot control how others interpret my words or actions, and that it is not my responsibility to try and change them. Instead, I should focus on my own happiness and well-being. I should let others do the same, and not try to force them to change in a way that I think is best for them. Sometimes, a “cool change” in perspective is all we need to shift our focus and prioritize our own needs.
It is okay to step back and take care of yourself, even if it means letting go of certain relationships or situations that are not healthy for you. After all, as the song says, “we are all just prisoners here, of our own device.” We have the power to change our own lives for the better, and it starts with taking care of ourselves.
So, with this new perspective in mind, I will make a conscious effort to prioritize my own well-being and happiness. I will let go of the need to please others and instead focus on what brings me joy and fulfillment. It’s time for a cool change in my own life, and I’m ready for it.