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Difference between Feel like a new man and Feel one’s old self again

feel like a new manbegin to feel much better physically or mentally:

  • Luis felt like a new man when he finished reading her message.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase become another manused of smb. whose character has noticeably changed:

  • In a year’s time, he became another man, a good one, and the peasants were proud of their landlord.

feel one’s old self again—return to one’s normal condition of mind and body:

  • After an overnight stay in the hospital, he looked and felt his old self again.