Once upon a time, there was a person named Coouge. Coouge woke up one morning feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day ahead. As he got out of bed, he was greeted by his old friend Overthinking, who said “Good morning Coouge, how are you feeling today?”
Coouge groaned, “I’m feeling great, Overthinking. But what are you doing here so early?”
Overthinking replied, “I wanted to be the first to welcome you to the day, and of course, to bring along my buddies Anxiety, Seasonal Depression, Work Stress, and Financial Stress.”
Coouge’s face fell as he looked around and saw that all of his problems had indeed followed him out of bed.
He said, “I thought I left you all behind in my dreams. Why did you all have to show up today? Can’t you see I’m trying to have a good day?”
Anxiety spoke up, “We’re always here, Coouge. We just like to make sure you never forget us.”
Coouge sighed, “I wish I could forget you all, but I know you’re always going to be a part of my life.”
Work Stress added, “Yeah, and don’t forget about the deadline you have at work today.”
Financial Stress chimed in, “And don’t forget about that unpaid bill that’s due next week.”
Coouge groaned, “I know, I know. I guess I’ll just have to deal with all of you today.”
The group laughed and said in unison, “Welcome to another day, Coouge.”
Coouge couldn’t help but chuckle at the irony of the situation and went on his day with his problems in tow, but knowing that he’s gonna handle them, one by one.