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 trackinghappiness.com 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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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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How To Beat Imposter Syndrome (And Be Happy Instead)

Imposter syndrome can and does affect people from all walks of life. Feeling like you’re a fraud and fearing the day someone finds out can lead you to self-sabotage. You better learn more about it and teach yourself how to be happier instead!

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How To Be Happy: The Ultimate Guide To Happiness

How to be happy? It’s probably the most frequently asked question in life. We all want to be happy, above everything else, right? This is the biggest free guide towards a happier tomorrow. After reading these actionable, no-bullshit steps, you’ll know how to be happier tomorrow.

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How To Rekindle A Friendship (And Become Happier In The Process)

Humans are social beings, and friendships are a critical part of our happiness. Although the relationships in our life may seem constant, our social circles are always changing and evolving. In this article, I’ll look at the importance of friendships and why they sometimes fall apart, and introduce you to some tips on how to rekindle a friendship.

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Here’s Why You’re Not Confident (With Real Methods To Change This)

Self-confidence is related to performance: confident people do better in school and at work, and those achievements make them even more confident. It’s a perfect positive feedback loop. In this article, I’ll discuss what confidence is and give you tips on how to be more confident.

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Do I Deserve To Be Happy? (Here’s Why You Do & How To Achieve It)

“…and they lived happily ever after.” For many people, this isn’t just a familiar ending to their favorite fairy tale, but rather a life goal. But some people feel that they don’t deserve a happy ever after. In this article, I’ll try to show you why you deserve to be happy.

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What Is Your Why? (Examples And How To Find Yours)

Every single person has a deep motivation that fuels their life in the grand scheme of things. This article shows you how you can find your personal “Why”. I’ve included actionable tips and different examples of others. I’ll also show you how I defined my own “Why” statement 5 years ago.

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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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