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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How To Find Meaning In Life – 4 Simple Actionable Steps

In the daily grind, it’s easy to forget why we do what we do. We focus on the daily hassles and short-term deadlines and fail to see the bigger picture and meaning behind our actions. Should we look at the bigger picture? This article covers how to find meaning in your life in order to be happier.

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Are Sociopaths Happy? (Explained By Psychology And Examples)

Can sociopaths be as happy as “normal people”? This article explores the little research that’s available and answers this question as thoroughly as possible. Happiness and sociopathy is a topic that we can still learn a lot about. This is only just the tip of the iceberg!

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Can Happiness Lead To Confidence (Yes, Here’s Why)

Happy people are often in better contact with themselves and their emotions, and this contact can serve to raise their confidence. This article is about how happiness and confidence are not just connected via a one-way street. You can get more confident as a result of being happier!

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Try Something New Today To Be Happy: >15 Tips And Examples!

Trying something new can result in unimaginable ways that make you happier. If you want to be happy, you should definitely try something new every now and then. This article will get you inspired to find ideas and go out there and change your life for the better!

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How Much Do Friends Make You Happier? (As Per Science)

How much do friends make you happier? This article delves into the many studies about friends vs. happiness. It’s clear that friendships have the capability to make you happier – but how and by how much? Here are your answers.

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The Many Ways Therapy Can Make You Happier (With Examples!)

It’s time to address the many ways in which therapy can make you happier! Therapy exists to help you live a more fulfilled, functional and happier life by helping you deal with your thoughts, emotions and the daily stresses of life. This article is about how you should not be afraid of the word “therapy” and might want to reconsider it!

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Happiness Is Outside Your Comfort Zone: Here’s Why (+ Examples)

This is a strangely personal post since I’m announcing that I’ll be stepping out of my comfort zone in a year. It will be a huge step, but I’m super excited, because I think more happiness awaits outside my comfort zone. This post is a call to action for you to question your own comfort zone for a minute.

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How To Be Less Selfish (But Still Enough To Be Happy)

Being selfish might be good for you in the short-term future. But this will eventually bite you in the ass. This article is all about how to be less selfish and teaches you about the different types of selfishness you need to know about. A little less selfishness can boost your happiness if you do it right. Here’s how.

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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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