People are born happy, however, many adults don’t cultivate their happiness and they think they are unlucky and unhappy because it’s their fate. While fate is cruel at times, you are the master of your life and you can change whatever humans are able to change. I know many people who were born in poor families, who faced hunger and who are happy no matter what. I also know many people who were born in rich families, who have everything they want, who are successful but not happy. The key to happiness is unknown to us. But I did a small research, talked to both rich and poor people, and here are seven important things happy people do before going to bed.

1. Pray
Whether you go to church or not, you should know at least one prayer. Have you ever seen people who don’t have anything but they fall asleep and wake up happy every single day? I’ve seen many poor people and when I asked them about the secret of their happiness, most of them said that they pray before they go to bed. My mom also taught me to pray before sleep. She taught me to be thankful for living another day of my life. No matter your mood and day, pray before you go to bed to fall asleep faster and be happier when you wake up in the morning.

2. Read
Stress is inevitable part of life, so it’s important to learn how to reduce your stress levels before sleep in order to fight insomnia. Most happy and successful people read a good book before going to bed. They claim that it helps calm the mind and become sleepy. Avoid reading books online. Turn off your TV, close your laptop about an hour before bed, and enjoy reading an interesting book.

3. Avoid alcohol
Drinking alcohol before going to bed can help you relax and fall asleep faster. However, it can also make you feel anxious and you can wake up in the middle of the night and lie awake till the morning. Happy people don’t drink alcohol, coffee and tea before bedtime. Warm milk with honey is one of their favorite bedtime drinks.

4. Go for a walk
Instead of watching TV or spending your evening on social media, take a short stroll. Walking is a good exercise, mood enhancer, and it’s good for your overall health. Happy people love to enjoy the nature and they do it as often as possible. Going for a stroll right before going to bed will help clear your mind and promote a better sleep at night.

5. See the stars come out in the sky
If the sky is full of bright stars, enjoy it before going to bed. You will fight stress, clear your mind, and find the solution to a difficult situation. Happy people know how to enjoy their lives to the fullest and they notice small things such as stars. Unhappy people notice nothing, except their problems, mood swings and lack of money.

6. Write a journal
While it’s always better to share your feelings, thoughts and ideas with your family or close friend, sharing them with your journal is a great option too. First, you know that your journal won’t tell anyone your secrets and feelings (if you keep it private). Second, you don’t have to wait for your mom to accomplish her tasks or your friend to visit you. Your journal is always ready to support you and show the best way out. Happy people write a journal before they go to bed in order to let go of their negative feelings and thoughts, or just find a solution to their problems. They also share their most creative ideas with their journal so that they can read them early in the morning. If you’ve never had a journal, maybe it’s time to adopt this habit today.

7. Forgive their enemies
Even the happiest person in the world has enemies, so don’t worry if you have ones. But you should never let your enemies hurt your feelings, spoil your life and prevent you from being happy and successful. Happy people always forgive their enemies and people who do something bad to them. The best time to do it is right before going to sleep. You can do it before praying. When you forgive your enemies, you feel better and sleep better. Overthinking is a bad habit that can lead to insomnia. Remember it.

Life is not a bed of roses. There are many problems, sorrows, and unbearable hard times. But it’s vital to be and feel happy, even when you want to cry. You won’t have another chance to live your life, so enjoy it today. Happy people do many things in the morning and before going to bed, you can do them to become a bit happier. What things do you do to fall asleep happy?