From Flow, here’s a guided workbook with a welcoming, come-as-you-are message: Embrace the things that make you you, flaws and all. Inspired by the popular calendar and combining the interactive fun of a fill-in journal with a timely focus on mindfulness, My Perfectly Imperfect Life inspires readers to let go of the pressure to be perfect and to celebrate quirks and slipups rather than judge them.
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 journaling enthusiasts, friends, sisters, or moms embrace self-care with joy.