The Happy Blog - Everything About Happiness

The #1 place on the internet where you can read interesting and unique articles related to happiness!

The Happy Blog is a place where quantified data meets personal stories and examples. These articles cover important topics like happiness, living life with a purpose, and mental health, but adds a unique twist.

Why? Because The Happy Blog focuses on:

  • Sharing personal stories and examples of others.
  • Quantifying our happiness and correlating it with studies.
  • Actionable advice that you can use today in order to be happier tomorrow.

Latest articles

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How To Improve Self-Awareness: 4 Actionable Methods

Self-awareness is the key to understanding yourself and others, and it’s an important part of your happiness and day-to-day functioning. In this article, I’ll take a look at what self-awareness is and four ways how to improve it.

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Here’s How To Spread Happiness (And Why You Should Try)

Studies have shown that happiness can be spread from one person to another. Smiling at strangers, helping somebody in need, or preparing a hot meal are great ways to spread happiness, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s everything you should know in order to spread happiness to others.

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How To Accept Yourself And Be Happier In 2020 (Tips)

It’s okay to want to change things about yourself, but it’s important to make the distinction between things you can and can’t change. Want to be happier? Then accept yourself as the fallible human you are, and meet the real, authentic you beneath your actions!

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The 50-40-10 Rule Of Happiness – What Is It?

In 2007, professor of psychology Sonja Lyubomirsky published the book “The How Of Happiness”. This book includes the 50-40-10 rule of happiness, which states that 40% of your happiness is determined by your personal outlook. Is this rule accurate, though? Can it be improved? Find out in this revealing article.

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How To Journal For Self-Awareness (+Tips and Examples)

Journaling is one of the best ways to grow self-awareness. This is supported by science, examples and personal experience. If you’re looking to grow your self-awareness through journaling, this article is exactly what you need.

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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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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