12 Things To Stop Doing To Reclaim Your Inner Peace

Happiness is a conscious choice

Adete Dahiya
8 min readNov 17, 2020
Self Portrait. October 2020

As I inch closer towards turning 30, I’ve realized that the one thing I value the most in life is peace of mind. And I believe that all of us are striving to maintain our peace of mind at all times.

If you think about it, every time there’s a disturbance in our happy state, we work towards eliminating that disturbance so that you can go back to it.

Ultimately, every step that we take is to ensure that we maintain this state of peace somehow. What I’ve figured out — and I’m not a genius for doing so — is that it’s all dependent on our own heads and minds. Almost all of it anyway.

As Roy T. Bennet puts it:

“Nothing can disturb your peace of mind unless you allow it to.”

I really do believe that it’s our choice. Although, it’s not always a conscious one.

Typically, I handle emotional unrest quite well. But every so often things go for a toss. This past year (2020) is a prime example. And no, it’s not just because of COVID. Although the pandemic did add fuel to the fire. I had to move back in with my family after quitting my job last year, my first business failed to take off and then I started feeling quite lost…



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