Ahh yes. Friday has come. Although it’s just another day in the Cotter house, it still feels good to say it’s Friday.
I think my brain and body are finally on the Friday wavelength too.
So what is the best way to overcome jet lag? I say “fake it.” Fake like you never left the time zone that you are currently in. This means you get up, eat, sleep, etc. all at your normal hours. It means going to be when you are not tired and waking up when you are still SUPER tired. We’ve been on the “fake” routine the past 3 days and last night it finally worked, slept the WHOLE night. No sleeping pills needed either. Although I was “this close” to taking them. haha.
While we’re on the topic of “faking it,” and no I don’t mean that kind. I mean the attitude kind, a few people have recently asked me how I (we) stay so positive and “happy”. You know what I say?
I’m a firm believer of FAKING IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. Well, for most things.
If you put yourself in a situation where you must persevere in order to reach your “potential” or reach your “dreams” per se, then the only way you can survive is through positivity. This is just my opinion. It’s what works best for my our brains.
We are striving towards a dream. We are taking risk. It’s bloody hard. It’s disappointing at times. It’s draining. It’s A LOT to handle.
If we focus on the good that comes from each trial. If we look past the current situation. If we see each setback as a chance to then LEAP forward, then we just might….
FAKE IT TILL WE MAKE IT.
And if we don’t, then at least we grew stronger trying.
That’s real strength, no faking it there.
Let’s see, what else do we tend to “fake?”
I think it’s safe to say we “faked” liking our sweet get up car we drove in New Zealand.
But like I said, some things you just can’t fake.
Some things are better off seen as they are.
You can’t fake racing a half ironman when training 4 months for a FULL Ironman. Yep, that about explains it all.
IMNZ Race Day Photos
I promise that’s James. It’s the headless cotter shot I took. Whoops!
2nd out of the water, and 3rd onto the bike!
And the run, where look on his face explains it all.
No fake smile there and that’s TOTALLY OK!
Oh and there was no faking me hiding out in the car for 20 minutes after the swim portion.
It was FREEZING!
Guilty as charged.
This post is just a little explanation of our thought process. Some might think the same way, while others don’t. I totally get that. You gotta THINK the way that’s BEST for you, right?
So what’s your motto? Are you a Fake it till you Make it person?
To thank you for such amazing support, i’ll be hosting a giveaway next week. It’s a personal one, and it just might have to do with Healthy Bites.