The Happy Blog - Everything About Happiness

The #1 place on the internet where you can read interesting and unique articles related to happiness!

I believe the absolute purpose in life is happiness. No matter what different things we value in life, we all try to be as happy as we can for as long as possible. You might say you want to be successful, famous, rich or healthy, but these are really just factors that ultimately influence your happiness. The Happy Blog is a place for the Tracking Happiness community to share interesting, entertaining and inspiring content about happiness.

What is the Happy Blog about?

The Happy Blog is about pretty much everything that's related to happiness. Most importantly, it will NOT be just about my own happiness.

You see, up until the birth of the Happy Blog, the scope of this website has been mostly my own personal happiness.

I want to be so much more than just that!

I want the Happy Blog to be more about you!

The list of topics that are covered in the Happy Blog is virtually endless. But I still want to give it a try. The Happy Blog is going to include:

  • Posts about (tracking) happiness from the community (that's YOU!)
  • Articles about more than just happiness (think about other psychological topics)
  • Interviewing others about their experiences with finding happiness in life
  • Highlighting the most interesting studies
  • Sharing insightful journals from all over the world
  • Perhaps product or book reviews
  • Guest posts from other prominent writers on the subject of happiness
  • Editorial stuff
  • etc.
  • etc.

Join the Happy Blog!

Do you have an inspiring story to tell, something special you experienced regarding happiness or a different point of view on the topics of this Happy Blog, then I'd love to share your voice on this page as well.

My goal is to grow the Happy Blog into a community-driven platform that creates unique and inspiring content for the whole world to see.

This page contains a growing list of all the posts that have been published on the Happy Blog.

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What I’ve Learned From My Burnout Journal (2019)

February 14, 2019

At the end of 2018, I entered a chaotic period that lasted until January 2019. During this period, I noticed some clear symptoms of burnout. This post is about what I’ve learned from journaling throughout this burnout period.

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Daylio Review – What You Can Learn From Tracking Your Mood

January 25, 2019

I’m reviewing Daylio, the best mood tracking app that is currently available for download on your smartphone. And that’s quite a thing to say for someone who has tracked his happiness for over 5 years! You can read about all the things that Daylio does really well here in this review.

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Examples of a Positive Mental Attitude and Why You Need It

January 16, 2019

Here’s a concept that will help you be happy despite the growing issues in this world: a Positive Mental Attitude. Our happiness is determined for a big part by our own decisions. We can control how we decide to react to things, which is something you can train based on these examples. This post shows you how to utilize your Positive Mental Attitude!

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20 Rules To Live By For A Happier Life in 2019

January 13, 2019

Looking for actionable rules to live by to make 2019 a happier year? I’ve tried to summarize 20 rules that are original, simple and effective. Let’s try and make 2019 a great year together!

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The Happiness Quotient: What is it and how to test yours!

December 28, 2018

The happiness quotient is a great way for you to test what you really value in your life: what makes you the happiest? This post includes what it is, how you can learn from it and also provides a simple test so you can find out for yourself!

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How To Measure Happiness [A Simple Yet Powerful Method]

December 19, 2018

This post serves one goal: to show you how easy it is to measure happiness. Happiness is obviously subjective, which is why a lot of scientists have an issue with measuring it. But here at Tracking Happiness, we do things the simple way. Here is our method!

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Happiness Index: What is it and How does it work?

December 13, 2018

The Happiness Index is a single measure that indicates the happiness of a country. It sounds simple, but a lot of effort is required to calculate this number. This article is a quick introduction to this Happiness Index, and what you can learn from it.

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>10 Things to let go of to be Happy! (+Bonus Tips)

December 6, 2018

If you want to be happy, then have a look at these simple things to let go of to be happy! This article contains 17 pieces of actionable advice that you can use right away in order to become happier!

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Examples Of Optimism And Why It’s Important

November 22, 2018

Let’s talk about optimism! If you’re wondering how you can develop an optimistic mindset, then look no further. This article covers exactly how you can train your optimism so you can always have a positive outlook on life! It includes actionable examples that you can put to use right away!

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Who runs Tracking Happiness?

My name is Hugo, and I'm from the Netherlands. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, a passion for data and statistical analysis and am an expert in happiness.

I've tracked my happiness every day for 5 years in a row. And I'm now using my knowledge to inspire you to prioritize your happiness. You see, I'm a strong believer in what gets measured gets managed. I want to show you what I - and many others - have learned while tracking your happiness.

My Happiness Essays have reached thousands of people around the world and have been shared in many places.

With my data, I have inspired hundreds of others to also track their happiness. And I'm hoping this number will only grow more!

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