How to Achieve a Positive Mindset

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had a great week. In this post, I am going to be sharing my top tips on achieving a positive mindset. It can be hard to be positive but with these tips, it can be easier! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails every time I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

My Tips

If you want to have a positive mindset, these tips are for you!

-Journaling

Write down all the good and what you are grateful for every day. This will help you realize that there is SO much good in your life and in the world. I try to do this every morning and it really helps me start my day with a positive mindset.

-Positive Self Talk

It is very important to make sure that the voice in your head is telling you positive things instead of negative! Instead of saying, “I can’t do this”, say, “I am not able to do this YET.” Saying that will help you realize that just because you aren’t able to do something today, doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it tomorrow or the next day. Positive self talk= Positive Mindset

-Surround yourself with Positive People

Surround yourself with people who are positive and optimistic rather than negative! Be with people who bring you up rather than tear you down. By doing this, you’ll be around more positivity leading you to eventually be positive and have the right mindset!

-Understand that You Can’t Change your Circumstances

The only thing you can change in your life is how you react to your circumstances. Not everything will always go as planned or turn out how you wanted it to. Once you realize you have little control on what is happening, you’ll realize it is best to just be positive no matter what. It can be very hard to understand this, and it takes time, but once you learn this you’ll be so much happier and positive!

Comment ways you try to stay positive!

I hope these tips are helpful so that you can achieve a positive mindset. YOU can be positive no matter what you are going through. So next time, instead of choosing to be negative, choose positive! 🙂 You won’t regret it.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog post! See you next Sunday. Have an amazing week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Why Mindset is Everything

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Hi guys! How was your week? What are your 2021 resolutions? Literally can’t believe it is a new year! I can’t wait to start fresh and make this the best year yet. In this post, we are going to be talking about how mindset is EVERYTHING! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can receive emails every time I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

Postive vs. Negative

Mindset is all of your thoughts, ideas, and conceptions all jumbled together. All of those things contribute to how you view your life. So basically, positive thoughts = positive life.

People with a positive mindset typically end up being more successful and are able to achieve their goals easier. When obstacles come their way, they stay optimistic and hopeful.

When you have a negative mindset, it is usually harder to have a better perspective on life. It can be harder to achieve a successful life with a negative outlook because when something doesn’t go as planned, you quickly lose hope and give up.

It can be hard to look at the difficulties in life and still have an optimistic mindset. Hardships occur during your life and it is easier to focus on the bad rather than the good. It seems simpler to have a negative mindset. What if though, you have a negative mindset but you want a positive mindset?

Well then guess what? It’s YOUR MIND!! You are the only one who can change your thoughts and how you view certain things. Thoughts are very powerful and can determine your whole life. But at the end of the day, they are in your mind and you can change your mind.

So whenever you want to change your mindset, thoughts, and perspective to be more positive, just know that you CAN! Change your mindset to focus on the positive and good rather than the bad.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog post. Comment something positive 🙂

Thank you so much for reading this blog post. For those of you that filled out my content poll, the topic “Random” won! If you haven’t completed the poll, it’s not too late! Have an amazing week! Continue running up your mountain. See you next Sunday for my top tips on having, getting, or keeping a positive mindset!

-Sierra ❤

All About Goals

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Hi guys! I hope all of y’all had a great week and a merry Christmas <3. Who’s ready for the new year? 2021 here we come. In this post, we are going to be talking about goals. New year, new goals. Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can receive emails every time I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

Goals

Goals. Goals provide us with a reason to work hard. Having goals makes it easier to stay focused and motivated on what you want to accomplish in your life.

It is easy to say that you want to accomplish this and that but it is harder to actually stay motivated and strive towards your goals.

EXAMPLE: On December 31st, you might say your goal for 2021 is to be the best version of yourself. In order to achieve that goal in the new year it’s going to take patience, hard work, and perseverance. You start off the year strong. Eating cleaner, journaling, meditating, and exercising becomes part of your daily routine. BUT, with time, you start to feel unmotivated and don’t want to continue working hard. Now, slacking off becomes part of your daily routine. Your 2021 goals quickly get pushed to the back of your mind. What happens now?

How to Keep your 2021 Goals

It is hard to achieve your new year’s resolutions but it can be easier. Here are some tips that will help you achieve your 2021 goals.

Having a planner helps so much! Writing and planning out your day helps you be more productive and get more things done. You can get planners at Walmart, Target or Amazon.

Maybe instead of setting a goal you want to accomplish when the year is over, set monthly goals. Every month have a new, little, and easier thing you can attain. Small goals can help you stay motivated.

REMEMBER WHY YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL! Think of how amazing your view will be. When you remember your why, your how will be so much easier.

Comment your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

I hope you enjoyed this week’s blog post and feel very motivated. Have a great week and New Year’s Eve and Day! Continue running up your mountain! See you next week.

-Sierra ❤

Sierra’s Christmas Special

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Hi guys! I hope all of y’all had an amazing week. This blog post is going to be my Christmas special! We are officially in the same week as Christmas and I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails everytime I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

Different Christmas

WOW. I have talked about Christmas since literally July, and now it is SO CLOSE! 5 days til the best time of the year!!!!!! Yes, Christmas might look different this year, but who says it still can’t be sooo fun! We should not let our circumstances define how we view this holiday! This is going to be a great Christmas if you allow yourself to think that. Don’t focus on the negative, instead focus on the fun, special, and different memories you will make this year!

Merry Christmas!

I hope all of y’all have a very merry Christmas! Wishing you guys a happy holiday! Let’s see what Christmas 2020 brings us. 🙂 Have fun with your loved ones! I’ll see y’all next week!

*Comment your plan’s for this Christmas*

-Sierra ❤

5 Reasons Why I love the Holiday Season

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Hi guys! I hope all of y’all had a great week. In this blog post, I am going to be sharing five reasons why I love the holidays! Make sure to subscribe to my blog so you can receive emails everytime I upload a new post. Enjoy!!

Reason #1

Reason #1: Traditions and family get togethers

This year may look different, but in the past I have loved every tradition and get togethers we do during the holiday season. From going to church to seeing all my loved ones, it is always a fun and memorable time.

Reason #2

Reason #2: Decorating

I LOVEEE decorating for Christmas! Decorating for Christmas makes everyone in my house feel festive and happy. It is always so fun to blast Christmas music while putting up our Christmas decor.

Reason #3

Reason #3: Giving presents

While opening presents is super fun, giving presents is also super fun. I love to shop for my family, dog, and friends for Christmas. It is so fun to see their reaction when they open their gift. Giving gifts to loved ones is always very special.

Reason #4

Reason #4: Excitement and Christmas Spirit

Around the holidays, I love the atmosphere and how everyone is so happy and excited for Christmas! I love to see and take part of getting in the Christmas spirit, doing holiday activities, and being so excited for the upcoming events in December.

Reason #5

Reason #5: Christmas Sweaters and Cozy Clothes

From someone who loves dressing in comfy clothes, the holiday season is the perfect time to do that without your mom getting upset at you ;). Christmas sweaters can be ugly but also cozy! The season calls for wearing cozy and comfy clothes and I’m all for it!

I hope you enjoyed reading my 5 reasons why I love the Christmas season! ❤ Comment why you love the holidays!

Thank you for reading this week’s post! Who’s excited for Christmas?!? I know I am! Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Christmas Favorites

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had a great week. In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my Christmas favorites! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails everytime I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Favorite Songs!

During Christmas, I love to listen to festive music! Here are my favorites.

  1. All I want for Christmas is You -Mariah Carey
  2. Jingle Bell Rock -Bobby Helms
  3. Winter Wonderland -Michael Buble
  4. It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas -Michael Buble

Favorite Treats!

Christmas candies and treats are one of my favorite parts of the season!! Attached are some links so you can check out my favorites 🙂

  1. Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ghirardelli-Peppermint-Bark-Milk-and-White-Chocolate-Squares-7-90-oz/46089049
  2. Frozen Hot Chocolate ice cream. Yes, typically people drink WARM hot chocolate but I prefer mine frozen haha. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Great-Value-Holiday-Frozen-Hot-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-48-fl-oz/557582239
  3. Candy Canes https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brach-s-Holiday-Mini-Peppermint-Candy-Canes-15-Oz-100-Count/443296267
  4. Peppermint Mocha (preferably iced) https://www.starbucks.com/menu/product/496/iced?parent=%2Fdrinks%2Fcold-coffees%2Ficed-mochas

Favorite Scents!

I love candles especially during the holiday season to make any room smell amazing! Here are my favorite scents.

  1. Winter Candy Apple. This is my FAVORITE! https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/s?q=winter+candy+apple&lang=en_US
  2. Vanilla Bean Noel https://www.bathandbodyworks.com/s?q=vanilla+bean+noel&lang=en_US
  3. Vanilla Gingerbread https://www.target.com/p/15oz-glass-jar-candle-vanilla-gingerbread-candle-white-threshold-8482/-/A-79633604#lnk=sametab
  4. Christmas Cookie https://www.yankeecandle.com/product/christmas-cookie/_/R-138504

Favorite Activities!

  1. Gingerbread House Decorating. This is so much fun! Here is a kit so you can make your own. https://www.target.com/c/gingerbread-house-kits/-/N-qqpfs?lnk=snav_rd_gingerbread_house
  2. Christmas light Scavenger Hunt https://www.google.com/search?q=christmas+light+scavenger+hunt+printable&sxsrf=ALeKk01EFaFX98jRyC42hEMRgxwf664fXw:1607024658950&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=RJh5KXV
  3. Secret Santa or White Elephant is a super fun, festive game!
  4. Decorating Christmas Cards for family or friends is fun!

Favorite Movies!

  1. Home Alone 1, 2, or 3!
  2. The Grinch
  3. Good Luck Charlie, it’s Christmas
  4. The Polar Express

I hope you enjoyed reading some of my Christmas favs! Comment yours!

Thank you for reading this week’s post!! Christmas is just around the corner and I am SO excited! Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

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Hi guys! I hope y’all had an amazing and blessed Thanksgiving week! In this post, I am going to be sharing a 2020 Christmas gift guide! Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails everytime I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Christmas Time!

WOW!! I am super excited for Christmas! The countdown began for me in August, but now it is SO close to the best time of year! If you need any Christmas gift ideas, I got you! There is something for everyone! Teens, decor, children toys, you name it! Here is my 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! 🙂

For Teens!

  1. A GREAT gift idea would be a camera if your teen is interested in taking pictures and capturing memories! You can find some at Target like this one: https://www.target.com/p/fujifilm-instax-mini-11-purple-gift-set/-/A-79785393#lnk=sametab

2. Since nail salons might be closed in some cities, a perfect alternative would be stick on nails! You can find them at Target. https://www.target.com/p/kiss-impress-nail-couture-collection-quartz-30ct/-/A-79754729

3. If your teen likes to play video games, NBA 2k21 is a great choice! https://www.target.com/p/nba-2k21-playstation-5/-/A-80626063

4. Who doesn’t love cozy blankets!? Here is a perfect one from Walmart! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mainstays-Super-Soft-Plush-Blanket-Full-Queen-Cream-Plaid/748086885

5. Know someone who likes to play football? Get them this from Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Wilson-NCAA-Red-Zone-Series-Composite-Football-Official-Size/17165318

6. These are PERFECT to wear when watching a movie with your cozy blanket! https://www.target.com/p/women-39-s-llama-2pk-cozy-crew-socks-cream-gray-4-10/-/A-79684658#lnk=sametab

Toys!

  1. Know someone who likes Legos and Star Wars? Here is a perfect gift and it’s under $10! https://www.target.com/p/lego-star-wars-resistance-y-wing-microfighter-cool-toy-building-kit-75263/-/A-76555780#lnk=sametab

2. This is perfect for any youngsters out there who love surprises! https://www.walmart.com/ip/L-O-L-Surprise-Hairvibes-Tots-Series-A/330821138

3. I got a play kitchen one year for Christmas and LOVED it! https://www.target.com/p/disney-modern-gourmet-kitchen/-/A-79398616

4. If you know anyone interested in fun card games, this is the gift for them! https://www.target.com/p/chuckle-38-roar-4pk-of-classic-card-games-go-fish-slap-jack-war-and-pass-38-match/-/A-76151614#lnk=sametab

Outside Fun!

  1. Perfect for a fun outdoor activity! https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/instantfun-sports-horseshoe-ring-toss#repChildCatid=6652510

2. This is great for outside barbeques! https://www.target.com/p/sierra-designs-oversized-folding-chair-red/-/A-78260430#lnk=sametab

3. Super fun outdoor game! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Spikeball-3-Ball-Set-Includes-playing-net-3-balls-drawstring-bag-and-rule-book/50014242

4. After Christmas comes spring and summer! Get this pool float for some fun in the sun! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Intex-Unicorn-Inflatable-Ride-On-Pool-Float-79-X-55-X-38/500488498

Cute Decor!

  1. Super cute and would look great on your couch! https://www.target.com/p/holiday-pom-pom-square-throw-pillow-opalhouse/-/A-81868813?preselect=79603903#lnk=sametab

2. This adds a touch of greenery and is super cute! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Coolmade-2-pack-Artificial-Potted-Green-Grass-Flowers-Fake-Plant-Bathroom-Home-Decor-Small-Faux-Greenery-House-Decorations-Potted-Plants/868009231

3. This would look so cute in your room! https://www.dormify.com/products/battery-powered-long-clip-string-light-set?variant=31092613382259

4. Great for holding jewelry and super cute! https://www.dormify.com/products/diamond-shaped-jewelry-organizer?variant=31092613873779

Stocking Stuffers!

  1. Cute and yummy! https://www.target.com/p/snowman-head-sugar-cookie-2-12oz-wondershop-8482/-/A-54633139#lnk=sametab

2. Delicious! https://www.target.com/p/hershey-39-s-candy-cane-kisses-cane-2-72oz/-/A-80195431#lnk=sametab

3. Perfect stocking stuffer. https://www.target.com/p/sinful-colors-professional-nail-polish-0-5-fl-oz/-/A-53732772?preselect=14754644#lnk=sametab

4. These are so funny! https://www.target.com/p/men-39-s-burrito-casual-socks/-/A-79769759#lnk=sametab

5. Perfect for colder days. https://www.target.com/p/men-39-s-chunky-knit-beanie-goodfellow-38-co-8482-red-one-size/-/A-79483828

Those are all of my 2020 gift ideas! I hope you found this useful! Comment what you want for Christmas!! ❤

Thank you for reading this week’s post! It is crazy to believe that it is already Christmas time! It is easy to get wound up in the craziness of the holidays, but try to still make time for YOURSELF! You are so important. Have a great week and continue running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤

Thanksgiving Thoughts

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Hi guys! I hope y’all had an amazing week! In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my Thanksgiving thoughts. Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails every time I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Thanksgiving 2020

I can not believe it is already Thanksgiving time! This year has gone by fast but a lot has happened. While Thanksgiving may look different this year, there are still so many ways to enjoy it! Don’t let our circumstances cloud our view of all the blessings we have! There are still SOOOO many things to be grateful for!

Thankful for…

I am super thankful and grateful for my family. They have supported my blog since I said I wanted to make one. During this time of quarantine, our life has become slower causing us to spend more time together. We have become much closer as a family and I am so thankful for that.

Another thing I am grateful for is ALL OF YOU! I am so so so happy and thankful that y’all continue to read my posts and subscribed to my blog. I am super thankful that I made a blog and that I have received so much love from it! Thank you so much guys! ❤

There are so many more things I am thankful for such as my dog, food, being able to exercise, school, and friends! What are you thankful for? Comment down below someone and something you are grateful for!!

Be present in all things and thankful for all things. – Maya Angelou

I hope all of you have an amazing Thanksgiving full of traditions, blessings, and fun memories! Remember, there is ALWAYS something to be thankful for! See y’all next week!

-Sierra ❤

My Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

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Hi guys! I hope all of you had an amazing week! In this blog post, I am going to be sharing my top 10 tips on how to stay motivated and stay inspired. Make sure to subscribe to my blog to receive emails whenever I upload a new post! Enjoy!!

Let’s be real. We all have those days where we would rather stay in bed, watch Netflix all day, and eat gallons of ice cream. Sometimes, it is easy to feel uninspired throughout your climb. It happens to me too! But, there are some little tips and advice that will help you stay driven throughout your journey. Here are my top 10 tips for staying motivated!

My Top 10 Tips for Staying Motivated

1. Find your Why

Finding your why will provide you with a purpose. When you have a purpose for climbing up your mountain, you will have more drive to keep you going along your journey.

2. Have a Support Group

Another key to staying motivated is having a group of friends or family to keep you accountable. Find individuals who will support and motivate you rather than discourage you.

3. Change up your Workout Routine

Maybe a reason you are unmotivated is because you are bored. Find a workout that you ENJOY and have fun doing!

4. Be Patient with Yourself

Understand that running up your mountain takes time. If you do not see results or progress right away, do not be discouraged and give up! Keep working hard and results are bound to happen!

5. Take Rest Days

So what you rest one day? Rest days are important to help rejuvenate your body and mind and will only help you, not hurt you. Oh, and rest days will NOT slow you down. 🙂

6. Positive Self-Talk

You know that voice that you constantly hear in your head? Well, that voice could either encourage or discourage you. Talk to yourself as you would to a friend: kindly, positively, and happily.

7. Recognize your Progress

Recognizing your progress will cause you want to keep advancing forward. It will motivate you to continue to run up your mountain and enjoy the climb.

8. Do it for Yourself

Run up your mountain for YOU, not for anyone else. Make yourself proud!

9. Celebrate your Accomplishments

This one ties in with number 7 but it is important to reward yourself. Celebrate your victories, big or small. This will motivate you to keep on climbing higher.

10. Think of your View

Whenever you feel unmotivated, just think of how AMAZING your view is going to be once you reach the top of your mountain. Work hard and stay motivated so you can reach the top and have amazing results!

I hope these tips help you stay motivated and inspired. Just remember, appreciate the climb as much as the view. The climb and journey will be difficult, but SO worth it! Have an amazing week! Keep running up your mountain!

-Sierra ❤