How to Stop Waking Up Stressed

Try this if you feel anxious and defeated before your first cup of coffee

Michael Thompson
Forge
Published in
4 min readMay 4, 2020

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I got out of bed today to discover the floor of my family room littered with 27 toy dinosaurs, arranged in alphabetical order. My five-year-old son, Liam, was in his fort, gazing at the prehistoric land he just created and giggling to himself with glee.

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Michael Thompson
Forge
Writer for

Co-creator of two cool kids • Storytelling Coach •.Fast Co., Insider, Forbes • Free storytelling guide here: https://bit.ly/3h1KZeT