There are many things to consider when a therapist sits down for the first time with a client. We explore traumas of the past, thoughts about the present, and sometimes we even help those plan for their future. We explore how society and environmental factors can create anxiety, and how loss of common norms can create depression. We tell our clients that they cannot change their past, but they can understand it and through understanding take action to not repeat those mistakes again. This creates opportunity for a healthy foundation for the future.
There is a saying that if we don't learn from our past mistakes we are bound to repeat them. We often want to focus on the positives and live in denial of the negatives. We date and want to focus on the good of the person and ignore the things that are bad. We accept the abuse of others, even from our loved ones, because we fear abandonment. We feel blessed when money flows freely but deny that eventually it will stop. Preparation can only take place when we have the truth about what may or may not happen. To be unaware is the most dangerous place to be and yet this is where most of us live today.
The video talks about the financial crash of 1929. Looking at this video from the perspective of psychology is interesting to me because I listen to how the people were singing and dancing and believing that their lives would never change, that all was well, and everyone was getting rich. Even their music was reflective of their attitudes just prior to the Stockmarket collapse. Listen and read the words, "Blue Skies,"
"Blue skies smilin' at me Nothin' but blue skies do I see Bluebirds singin' a song Nothin' but bluebirds all day long Never saw the sun shinin' so bright Never saw things goin' so right Noticing the days hurrying by When you're in love, my how they fly. Blue days, all of them gone
Nothin' but blue skies from now on."
Take a deep breath, pause for a moment, and contemplate what is causing you fear and worry right now? There are a lot of changes happening and people are posturing all over the world. Yesterday is gone and today is here. Are you looking beyond today to plan for your future? Are you focused on Covid-19 numbers, financial relief, and our creature comforts at home? Does this cause you worry that the future is here and you feel unprepared? You are not alone and many are beginning to fear that blue skies are fading.
The good news is you still have today. You can take a look at your finances, your family members, your employer, and your life choices and if you have found yourself off course, you can take action to set a new course toward success. If you find your are so worried you can't focus, call our office and we'll help you see a future beyond blue skies.