Q:  How to manage stress?

提问: 如何处理压力

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

First of all, do you know what stress is? Stress is too much to do and too little time or energy. When we have too much to do with not enough time and energy, the we get stressed. So either you reduce your workload, which doesn’t seem to be a possibility these days, or you increase your time – this is not possible either. So what we are left with is to increase your energy levels.

首先,你知道什么是压力吗?压力是要做的事情太多,但我们的时间和精力( 能量)却太少了。当我们在有限的时间和精力(能量)里要完成过多事项时,我们充满压力。所以说,要么减轻你的工作量,在这个年代几乎不可能,或增加你的时间,这也是行不通的。那我们剩下的选择只有提升你的能量水平了。

Now how do we increase our energy levels?

1. The right amount of food – not too much and not too little. A balanced diet with enough carbohydrates and proteins.

适量的食物- 不多不少的分量。均衡的饮食与充分的碳水化合物和蛋白质。

2. The right amount of sleep. 6 – 8 hours of sleep, not more not less.


3. Learning some deep breathing exercises – this increases your energy.


4. Few moments of a meditative mind. Few minutes of deep relaxation – conscious deep relaxation is what I would call meditation. A few minutes of meditation can relieve all types of stress. If you meditate in the morning and evening for 15 – 20 minutes, it is good enough. It will keep you going.

让心智处于片刻的静心。几分钟的深度放松,有意识的深度放松,我称之为静心。几分钟的静心让你释放各种层面的压力。在早晨或黄昏做15 至20分钟的静心就足够了。它让你继续前进。

Usually, I recommend meals and meditation in the afternoon. In work places when people sit together and meditate for a few minutes and share a meal together, they find it so refreshing and are able to carry on through the day with the same energy which they came to the office with.