Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

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Learn to Relax

Dear Editor!
Being able to learn to relax can be very important especially if you have a pretty stressful life. When you build up too much tension without being able to control or release it, overtime, you can develop some serious health problems. This can be both mental and physical. Being able to relax and just take things easy may not be possible for many people but this depends on their definition of relaxation. If you think relaxation only involves doing nothing, then it can be quite hard to achieve that state if you have a lot of responsibilities and a demanding lifestyle.

Knowing how to relax can be as simple as keeping things simple. When we worry about things and constantly focus on what we need to do, it's hard to relax. So what can you do? One way is to realize that most of the things that we worry about never even happen.

It's good to think ahead and cover your bases to make sure that future problems don't show up but many people spend a lot of time worrying about things that are totally out of their control. Learn to relax by only focusing on things you can control. Relaxing doesn't always mean to sit back and not do anything. If you have things to do, you can do it in a relaxed manner.

Relaxation plays a vital role in being save and sound because a sound mind is in a sound body. Relaxation after a hard work makes people feel free from exhaustion.
Zianab Azimi
Kabul, Afghanistan