The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom, by Don Miguel Ruiz, is a wonderful book for stress management and personal growth. It’s written in simple language but deals with complex themes that can help you bring sweeping changes to your life.
One drawback to the book is that some of the agreements are too extreme and, if you take them literally, they may cause additional problems in your life if taken without a proverbial grain of salt.
However, with a bit of balance and a sense of openness, these agreements can each be transformative and stress-relieving. Here’s an explanation of each of the four agreements review.