Review: 12 Rules For Life

I just finished reading this incredible book and here are my thoughts.

The rules of this book are at the same time thought provoking, revealing and yet vaguely familiar. Almost as if these rules are truths that I have come to know through some combination of life experience, common sense, and my own observations of others but had not seen them all put into language in one place. Peterson uses examples from his life, his clients from his sessions as a clinical psychologist, literature, the Bible, history, and science to make his points. If you have ever heard him speak during an interview or a lecture, the text reads like he talks: precise, rhythmically logical, defiantly and uncompromisingly true. In a time when political correctness and spin stifle any opinion that makes us to face the uncomfortable and inconvenient questions, it is a daring but necessary act for this book to have been written. 

My personal favorite rule is rule number 10 which is “be precise in your speech”. As an avid student of languages I understand the importance that articulating an idea into words is. To formulate an idea into speech is to bring it to existence. It takes an unknowable and terrifyingly limitless monster and shrinks it into a manageable and approachable problem. Putting into language what is bothering you is the first step to tackling it because then you know what you are up against and can prepare yourself accordingly. Ignore a problem and refuse to acknowledge it in precise terms and you lack the ability to know what focus and direction needs to be taken to handle it. That is why journaling or talking things through with another person is so helpful to understanding what course of action to take. It is the act of identifying a problem enough to be able to articulate its being that is so crucial to being able to solve it.

To say that I recommend this book would be an understatement. It has given me much to consider when I look at my life and I have some ideas on where to start to improve myself. One area that rule number 10 applies is my relationships. I have known for the longest time that I am a people pleaser and attempt to avoid uncomfortable conversations (however necessary) at all costs and if I do bring up an issue I feel as if I do a poor job of articulating it effectively to even have been worth bringing up it at all. But, I want to change that immediately after reading this book because the alternative is more dangerous and tragic in the long term. If you read the book, what rule spoke to you the most and how do you see yourself implementing it in your life?

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November Plan With Me | LV PM Agenda | Simple & Practical

Today I am sharing how I plan in my pocket sized agenda. My planning style is very simple and direct, which works for my lifestyle. While I like looking at other’s more creative and intricate planners, that’s not a planning method that is sustainable for me. I hope that you are able to take something away from the way I plan!

Dividers:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/529485567/planner-dividers-cocoa-brown-in-pocket?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_24

Inserts:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/487570309/printed-pocket-size-month-on-2-pages?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_2

https://www.etsy.com/listing/399174575/printed-pocket-dot-grid-planner-inserts?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_19

https://www.etsy.com/listing/400915405/printed-pocket-weekly-week-on-1-page?ga_search_query=pocket&ref=shop_items_search_23

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Hermes Unboxing | Kelly 32

Today is a very exciting video and the first luxury handbag unboxing video I’ve ever filmed! Due to the timing I guess you could call it a “push present” — even though I find that concept a little odd, especially considering I purchased this myself. Take a look and enjoy!

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What’s In My Baby’s Hospital Bag

Hello,

In this video I take you through the contents of my baby’s hospital bag and the essentials I think he will need during his hospital stay and his first trip home. I hope that this is able to help you decide what to bring for your little one. I know the options are endless but I had a lot of fun deciding what to bring for him. Like my hospital bag video here, I tried to keep it to the necessities and I’ve linked below what I could find online:

Links to products mentioned:

Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote (Beige):

https://shop.nordstrom.com/s/longchamp-large-le-pliage-tote/3241956?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&breadcrumb=Home%2FAll%20Results&color=dahlia

Gerber Prefold Diapers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007VBYVXI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Water Wipes:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071X4SDPW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Babyganics Hand Sanitizing Wipes

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NVLPB5O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Newborn Size Diapers:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0745S2YM7/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pacifier Case:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07CPQXVKZ/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Phillips Aventi Pacifier:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0045I6IAY/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Pacifier Clip:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XGPPDXN/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Burt’s Bees Baby Mittens:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/bee-essentials-organic-baby-mittens-set-of-3-ly24475

Burt’s Bees Baby Bodysuit and Footed Pant Set:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/watercolor-a-bee-c-organic-baby-cotton-bodysuit-and-thermal-footed-pant-set-ly25144

Carter’s 4 Piece Baby Soft Take-Me-Home Set:

https://www.carters.com/carters-baby-girl-sets/V_126H519.html?dwvar_V__126H519_size=12M&dwvar_V__126H519_color=Color#q=4-piece%2Bbabysoft%2Btake-me-home%2Bset&prefn1=websiteBrand&prefv1=Carter’s%7COshKosh%2BB’gosh%7CSkip%2BHop&page=1&start=1

Burt’s Bees Matlasse Baby Kimono:

https://www.burtsbeesbaby.com/matelasse-organic-baby-kimono-one-piece-jumpsuit-ly24703

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What’s In My Hospital Bag

Hello,

Today I’m showing you what I’ve packed in my hospital bag so that it can help give you ideas of what to pack in yours! I think I did a good job of keeping the items to a minimum and practical, so take a look below:

Amazon items mentioned:

Waterbottle:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YYBBYZ6/ref=twister_B07GBYLPFN?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Leggings:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078KRBD7C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Maternity Top:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B078T891FL/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Kindred Bravely Nursing Bra:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BLQ75BH/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nursing Bra:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07B61J4XL/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nursing Pads:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01JA8W6E0/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Always Discreet Underwear:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0721JR6Z5/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Belly Butter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JVCBFC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Nipple Butter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JVCBBG/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Belly Band:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01EVGLMM8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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