My Personal Tracking Happiness Diary – >8 Years of Published Reports

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In December 2013 – when I was 20 years old – I entered a life-changing period of my young existence. That’s when I decided to start tracking my happiness in a personal happiness diary. I wanted to see how my life would change, and more importantly, how my happiness would be influenced.

This happiness diary eventually became the inspiration for this website. Therefore, it’s only fitting that I share this happiness journal with you. πŸ™‚

This page contains an archive of every single post I’ve published about my Tracking Happiness Diary.

The content of my happiness journal!

At the end of every month, I look back at exactly what has influenced my happiness. It’s the perfect moment for me to learn from what I’ve done well and what I’ve done wrong.

There are so many valuable things I’ve learned by tracking my happiness. Here are just a few:

  • I’ve learned just how happy I am with my SO, even though we fight and argue sometimes. (my journal reminds me not to take this for granted and be grateful for what I have).
  • About a year ago, at the end of 2019, I noticed just how badly I started to hate my job. In fact, I started resenting the entire industry I was working in… (my journal made it a lot easier for me to quit my job in 2020)
  • I’ve learned how important my sleep really is. (I’m only ever really unhappy when I’m sleep deprived. Coincidence or not?)
  • Money doesn’t buy me happiness. Or at least, spending things on materialistic items doesn’t make a difference to my happiness. (my journal was really clear on this one. Which makes saving money easier and more fun ?)

These lessons are shared on these pages here on Tracking Happiness.

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It seems like you’ve hit the bottom of this page.


I don’t really know what’s left to tell.

Hell, I don’t even know what you’re doing so far down this page? ?

If you’re still looking for somewhere to go, why don’t you go to our archives, and scroll to the bottom of that page? Maybe you’ll find something interesting there? ??


Hugo Huijer

Founder of Tracking Happiness

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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