At some point or other, many of us feel like we're missing something. We look at others and wonder: 'How is that person so content with their life? What do they have that I don't?' These questions are not uncommon and are asked by thousands of people every day. In our hectic lives, we have to spend most of our time focusing on the external aspects: finishing a work deadline, worrying about relationships, the mortgage, the kids - it's no wonder we can't find the time to sleep!
Most people are terribly unkind to themselves. We make harsh judgements on ourselves, engage in endless self-criticism and are unforgiving of even the smallest of failings. At the same time, we can be loving and kind parents, generous and encouraging friends, and supportive and committed colleagues. We give everyone else our best only to give ourselves our worst. The Kindness Pact introduces readers to the Eight Promises - commitments you need to make to yourself.