Rating: 5 out of 5

I started (ish) the year by reading Self-Compassion by Kristin Neff. And I ended (ish) the year by reading this. It has been a year of self-guided research into kindness, and has featured quite a lot of thoughts and reading about self-care/self-compassion.

This book is important. It is simply written and accessible. It has exercises and thought provoking questions. It would be best bought as a paper book so that, if you’re able to, you can interact with some of those exercises and give yourself something to easily refer back to. (I borrowed my copy from the library so I tended to write them out in a notebook). There were some practical sections that made sense to me - things like spending a bit of time considering bedtime rituals, what helps to delineate awake time from sleep time for you. Things that, as the best things often do, sound simple and obvious but sometimes need a light shining on them.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account