Weekend in Marrakesh – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2017

Weekend in Marrakesh – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2017

Welcome to the start of 2017! I’m continuing my monthly happiness reports in this new year, and want to keep showing you what moved my happiness at the time. January was a nice month for me. The highlight of the month was a beautiful weekend in Marrakesh, Morocco with my girlfriend. I will show you exactly how my happiness evolved during January, 2017 in this monthly happiness report. Let’s get started with the basics! The table below shows a summary…

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Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2016

Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2016

Summary After tracking my happiness for yet another full year, I’m here to show you the results! 2016 was a fantastic year for me, and an improvement over 2015 on just about anything. I will do my best to explain exactly what I improved on in this post. How exactly was 2016 a better year for me than 2015? How much happier was I really? Let’s dive straight into the data! I’ve created another animation, showing what my happiness looked…

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Quiet December – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2016

Quiet December – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2016

Welcome to the last monthly happiness report of 2016. The previous couple of months were simply great, and December was more of the same! My life was really simple and enjoyable at the time. I want to show you what my happiness looked like during this period of my life. The table below shows a summary of my happiness ratings. My happiness ratings were right on the average, which is just great. It means that December was a nice and…

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My Routinary Life – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2016

My Routinary Life – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2016

This monthly happiness report is going to be slightly different. November 2016 was an interesting month for me. Nothing spectacular happened, yet I was still very happy! It was my routinary life in action! I continued doing the things I loved in life, and my happiness was extremely consistent and nice throughout. This report is going to be quite short as a result. It’s still interesting to see exactly how this routinary life influenced my happiness! The table below shows…

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Holiday in Turkey – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2016

Holiday in Turkey – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2016

Another month, which means it’s time for another monthly happiness report. October, 2016 was another great month for me. I thoroughly enjoyed my regular, normal and happy life in the Netherlands. Work was busy, but manageable. My relationship was great. And even better: my girlfriend’s family took me with them on an all inclusive holiday to Turkey. I want to show you exactly how these events influenced my happiness! The table below shows a summary of my happiness ratings. After…

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My Third Marathon – Good Day – September 25th, 2016

My Third Marathon – Good Day – September 25th, 2016

Back in 2015, I had set myself the personal goal of finishing a marathon in under 4 hours. My previous attempts were technically failures. I finished my first marathon in about 4:22:00. My second marathon was better, but still not good enough (finished in about 4:07:00). On the 25th of September, I ran my third marathon in Nottingham, England. You know the saying: “Third time’s the charm”? I finally managed to beat my target during the Nottingham Marathon, but it wasn’t easy! I…

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My Happiest Month – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2016

My Happiest Month – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2016

Welcome to the happiest month of my life, according to my short career in tracking happiness! September was a great month, in which I basically spent every day doing what I loved. Let’s discuss what exactly happened during the month, and how this influenced my happiness. The table below shows a summary of my happiness ratings. This was the happiest month of my life! At the time, I was already tracking happiness for nearly 3 years. My average happiness rating…

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Holiday To Macedonia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2016

Holiday To Macedonia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2016

August was one of the best months of my life. I had been tracking my happiness for almost three years by this time. August was easily one of the happiest times for me. I enjoyed my usual life in the Netherlands, and eventually went on a perfect holiday to Macedonia with my girlfriend. It was an amazing time, and I was very happy as a result. I want to show you how I tracked my happiness during this period in…

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The Effect Of Sleep On Happiness – Happiness Through Sleep: Part 1

The Effect Of Sleep On Happiness – Happiness Through Sleep: Part 1

Abstract Sleep is becoming more important to me as I’m getting older. In this unique analysis, I have tried to quanify the effect that sleep has on my happiness. The results are very interesting. Sleep deprivation definitely seems to influence the lower limits of my happiness ratings. It can be summarised like this: being sleep deprived does not mean I will become less happy, it means that I may become less happy. That’s a highly valuable fact to be aware of. The chart below…

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Weekends In Belgium – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2016

Weekends In Belgium – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2016

In the last report, I wrote about how I went to Rock Werchter, a festival in Belgium. What was supposed to be a great weekend, turned into a major disappointment. The weather was absolutely terrible, which made it really difficult for me to enjoy myself. The rest of July was actually great. I continued to enjoy my life, and went on a fantastic weekend trip with my Girlfriend during the last few days. I want to show you exactly how…

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