Do you want to be more mindful and live in the present moment?
Check out The Four Agreements by author Don Miguel Ruiz. This book offers a guide to living a better life by following four simple agreements. These agreements will help you become more aware of your thoughts and actions and ultimately allow you to live a happier life, which is crucial during your pregnancy journey.
The Four agreements include:
⦁ Be impeccable with your word
⦁ Don’t take anything personally
⦁ Don’t make assumptions
⦁ Always do your best
How can The Four Agreements improve your pregnancy experience?
As your pregnancy progresses, it requires double duty to be mindful of your thoughts and actions since your life’s journey has shifted, and you are living for two. The lessons in mindfulness that this book provides should be used as a guide. It reminds us that mindfulness is more than sitting in silence; it is about learning how to apply the lessons to your everyday life when in silence and focusing on the present. Centering the present will keep you grounded since pregnancy presents many unknowns.
While reading this book, one goal to focus on is how to love and pour into yourself. Don Miguel Ruiz is a self-help author who based his teachings on the wisdom of the Toltec indigenous people from Mexico. Their teachings spanned thousands of years ago, and Ruiz made it his mission to teach their knowledge.
In this book, Ruiz points out the agreements we make with ourselves and each other and challenges us to think about how we show up in the world using the four agreements he’s established. The Four Agreements can be the model for your pregnancy experience if followed throughout. When you pour positivity into yourself, you not only reap the rewards but so does your baby.
A few other questions that should be evaluated when reading this book are how we value and treat others and how we allow our values and beliefs to impact how we treat others. The four agreements serve as a reflection piece so we can learn to create peace and happiness. It is also a low-cost and risk-free way to ensure stability during this potentially stressful time.
Because being an expecting mother can present some challenges, you may need tips that lead to a more meaningful life. This book is worth checking out if you’re looking for ways to improve yourself and your relationships.