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Month: December 2017

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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Hiking in Dachstein, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2016

Hiking in Dachstein, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2016

The summer of 2016 had arrived. It was June! This month was the start of a period in which I went to a lot of different holidays. June was another fantastic month for me. I not only enjoyed my happy life in the Netherlands, I also went to Austria with my brother and father to hike in the mountains for a couple of days. The Dachstein Glacier was the decor of a perfect trip! I have tracked my happiness every…

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