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The Stranger in the Mirror

The Stranger in the Mirror

By junaid mughalPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
The Stranger in the Mirror
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The mirror showed a reflection that wasn't my own. For a moment, I was taken aback, thinking that perhaps someone had snuck into my apartment while I was out and was standing behind me. But when I turned around, the room was empty.

I looked back at the mirror and saw that the face staring back at me was unfamiliar. It was like looking at a stranger, and yet, it was still me. My features were the same, but there was a coldness in my eyes that I didn't recognize. It was as though I was looking at a different version of myself, one that I didn't like very much.

I stared at the reflection for what felt like hours, trying to figure out what had changed. Was it my hair, my makeup, my clothes? But everything looked the same as it always did. It was something deeper than that, something that couldn't be seen in the physical realm.

As I continued to stare at my altered reflection, I began to realize that the change wasn't external but internal. I had been going through a difficult time lately, and it had taken a toll on me. The stress of work, the strain on my relationships, and the constant worry had left me feeling empty inside.

I had always been someone who was driven, someone who knew what she wanted and went after it. But lately, I had lost that sense of purpose. I was going through the motions, but I wasn't truly living. I had become a shell of myself, and it was showing in the person staring back at me in the mirror.

I knew I needed to make a change, but I wasn't sure where to start. I didn't want to continue living this way, but I also didn't know how to get out of the rut I had found myself in. It was like being stuck in quicksand, the harder I tried to escape, the more I sank.

But then, I remembered something my grandmother had once told me. She said that sometimes, we need to let go of the things that are holding us back to make room for something better. It was a simple concept, but one that I had never fully grasped until that moment.

I realized that I needed to let go of the stress, the worry, and the fear that had been consuming me. I needed to make a conscious effort to live in the present, to appreciate the good things in my life, and to let go of the things that were weighing me down.

It wasn't going to be easy, but I knew it was necessary. I made a list of things that I needed to change and began to take small steps towards a better future. I started practicing mindfulness, taking time to appreciate the small things in life, like the sound of the rain or the taste of my favorite food.

I started to prioritize my health, both physical and mental. I made time for exercise, meditation, and self-care. I also started to connect with the people in my life, reaching out to old friends and making new ones.

As I began to make these changes, I noticed something incredible happening. The reflection in the mirror started to change. The coldness in my eyes began to thaw, and a warmth and lightness started to shine through. It was like watching a flower bloom after a long winter.

Now, when I look in the mirror, I see a person who is happy, fulfilled, and at peace. The stranger I once saw has become someone I know and love. And while life will always have its ups and downs, I know that I have the strength and resilience to weather any storm.

In conclusion, sometimes the person we see in the mirror isn't the person we want to be. But that doesn't mean we can't change. We have the power to create the life we want, to let go of the things that are holding us back and embrace the things that bring us joy.

It's important to remember that change takes time, and it won't happen overnight. But taking small steps towards a better future is the first step towards living the life you deserve.

Looking back on that day when I saw the stranger in the mirror, I realize that it was a turning point in my life. It was a wake-up call, a reminder that I needed to make a change. And while it wasn't easy, it was worth it.

I now live my life with intention and purpose, and I make a conscious effort to appreciate the good things in my life. I know that there will be challenges ahead, but I am confident that I can overcome them.

If you ever find yourself staring at a stranger in the mirror, remember that it's never too late to make a change. You have the power to create the life you want, to let go of the things that are holding you back and embrace the things that bring you joy.

Take small steps towards a better future, and you'll be amazed at how much your life can transform. It's never too late to start living the life you deserve.

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junaid mughal

I am just a Technology geek, who loves to experience latest gadgets, technology and share it with the world here.

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