We provide actionable and evidence-based happiness tips

Welcome to Tracking Happiness, a place where you can learn to understand 100% of what makes you happy. We are a growing community where thousands of others are closer to self-awareness and happiness.

You deserve to be happy. Our goal is to help you by publishing articles, guides, study results, and community stories about happiness and mental health.

In addition, we give you tools that will help you understand 100% of your personal happiness.

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Why Tracking Happiness Exists

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Happiness is one of the most abstract topics out there. After all, what is happiness? There's not a single definition of happiness that everyone agrees with. In other words, it is subjective, and depending on who you ask, you will get a completely different answer.

We know that there are many people out there that are finding it hard to focus on what makes them happy. We want to turn this obstacle into a fun challenge of self-growth. Learning about happiness should be fun, inspiring, and educational.

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Our Work

We take this seriously. Whenever we come across a topic that lacks information, we don't just fill in the blanks. Instead, we get to work and collect data to find a trustworthy answer. Over the years, we've released studies and surveys that have revealed new insights about happiness and mental health.

We're proud that our work is discussed, shared, and featured all over the world.

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Our Team

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Hugo Huijer

Founder

Founder of Tracking Happiness and lives in the Netherlands. Ran 5 marathons, with one of them in under 4 hours (3:59:58 to be exact). Data junkie and happiness tracker for over 7 years.

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Megan Pierce

Media & support

Former data analyst. Originally from Honolulu, now traveling the world on a mission to make the most out of life. Media specialist by day, huge classical music nerd, and sudoku solver at night.

Maili Tirel

School psychologist

School psychologist, teacher, and internet counselor from Estonia. Passionate about coffee, reading, dancing, and singing in the shower, much to the neighbors’ dismay. Counseling catchphrase: “It’s okay!“

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Ali Hall

Writer

Kindness is my superpower. Dogs and nature are my oxygen. Psychology with Sports science graduate. Scottish-born and bred. I’ve worked and traveled all over the world. Find me running long distances on the hills and trails.

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Silvia Adamyova

Writer

Born in Slovakia, raised in Canada. Online English teacher, editor, copywriter, and translator. You’ll find me holed up in a bookstore, typing in a cafe, or immersed in a philosophical debate.

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Ashley Kaiser

Physical therapist

Physical therapist, writer, and outdoor enthusiast from Arizona. Self-proclaimed dark chocolate addict and full-time adrenaline junkie. Obsessed with my dog and depending on the day my husband, too.

Read our founder story of Hugo Huijer here.

Our community

Our biggest driver to growing Tracking Happiness is the sense of community. We highly encourage and appreciate your interaction.

  • That's why we allow comments on all our pages.
  • Our email subscribers can always contact us via email, by just hitting the reply button.
  • We periodically send out surveys within our community, to learn about what makes our followers happy.
  • Since 2021, we've expanded our efforts to Instagram so that we can interact on an extra level. We try to feature our followers as much as possible through shoutouts, feature posts, and mentions.

Our Editorial Process

Our team is committed to bringing you mental health information that you can fully trust. We want you to feel confident that Tracking Happiness provides unbiased, trustworthy, and accurate information about your mental health, which is why we’re so committed to our editorial process.

Our contributors ensure that every article we publish is filled with actionable tips, examples, and scientific research. Our articles are peer-reviewed before they're published and updated on an ongoing basis.

We have strict sourcing guidelines and draw only from peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical journals. Primary sources, including studies, scientific references, and statistics, are linked within each article so that every piece of advice can be traced back to a well-researched finding.

Finally, we try to include real examples and stories from our community. Mental health advice can often seem unactionable and ambiguous. We always aim to give you actual steps to help you incorporate best practices into your life.

Terms of Use

Our content and tools are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call a doctor or 911. If you or any other person are feeling suicidal or are in immediate crisis - don't depend on Tracking Happiness for help.

💡 By the way: If you want to start feeling better and more productive, we've condensed the information of 100's of our articles into a 10-step mental health cheat sheet here. 👇

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30 thoughts on “About Tracking Happiness”

  1. Thank you so much for your website. Overcoming lifelong trauma and ptsd is a sort of purpose! It impacts me and all those around me, the collective energy. 🙂
    Enough about that. Understanding, identifying and/or acknowledging what generates ‘happy’ feelings. A paradigm shift for sure and a positive one. Any input on techniques or tools to think about what happiness feels like, how to recognize it? The mere thought of identifying happiness feels hopeful and positive!

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  2. I just discovered your website and I already love it SO MUCH. Also as a fellow school psychologist, I love that you have one on staff... and we have the same counseling motto! "It's okay!"

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