Faking the Hype
Our football coach used to tell us not to fake the hype. He wanted sincere excitement for the practice and the game. Faking the hype isn’t always a bad idea because it can lead to genuine excitement. Smiling when we are down usually brightens our mood. Going through the motions is an important way to choose to belong in the moment and should cause a positive shift in our attitude. If nothing improves our attitude over time, we may have a problem. But faking the hype to help ourselves get hyped on an off day can be just what the team needs because hype and excitement are contagious.