Affirmations, Coping Skills

Affirmation #25 — Each year is different and new in its own way

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The fact that lots of bad stuff happened last year doesn’t mean it’s going to happen again this year. That was 2019, and this is 2020. The fact that some patterns repeat each year, like the start of school, holidays, and anniversaries, doesn’t mean that the same events of the same type of events will happen again this year. Each year is different and new in its own way.


A lot of bad stuff happened to me in December/January/February of last year. I feel better now than I did a month ago, and I haven’t been thinking about those things as much, but sometimes I just can’t shake the feeling that something bad is going to happen purely because a certain date on the calendar is coming up.

Right now, the anniversary of my grandmother’s cremation ceremony is coming up. It makes me anxious. I know that it’s the date in particular that is making me anxious because when I imagine the date being after this particular date, I feel relieved.

In December, I was so scared before each important date happened, and so relived, happy, and hopeful the day after, once it passed and nothing bad happened.

I’m trying to ground myself when these feelings come up and focus on what is going on around me in my life in the present. Reminders like this affirmation help, too. The dates repeat each year, but the events change.

6 thoughts on “Affirmation #25 — Each year is different and new in its own way”

  1. So challenging, and you are navigating it so skillfully. Affirmations and grounding sound wise. We hope you can accept the remembering, being vigilant, and having sensations and feelings of dread. They sound expected, normal, given the experiences you had. We do not judge you. Only acceptance for you

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    1. Aww thank you! 😊 I generally don’t think of my handwriting as neat haha.
      Oh nice! Do you know her name/handle/something — I don’t know how instagram works lol — if it’s a public account maybe I can check it out 🙂

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