There are prompts for easing up on self-criticism: What would you say to a friend who's having a hard time? Can you extend that same empathy to yourself? For slowing down and worrying less about accomplishments: Make a to-do list of non-urgent things, like giving your cat a cuddle. And when something goes wrong, measure it on a playful scale from The world is ending! to It could happen to anyone to There may even be a silver lining.
Throughout, charming illustrations by Dutch illustrator Karen Weening capture sweet, relatable moments of imperfection - like a yogi turning right in class when everyone else is going left, or a woman taking a perfect selfie amid the messy backdrop of her room. A thoughtful gift with a validating message, it's a tool to help journalling enthusiasts, friends, sisters, or moms embrace self-care with joy.