The Happy Blog - Everything About 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 our 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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What Is A Happiness Factor? [+How To Find Yours!]

October 5, 2018

Tracking the factors that influence your happiness is just as important as tracking your happiness itself. This post explains what a happiness factor is, and how you can increase your self-awareness by learning more about your own factors!

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Interview With Matt Welsh, a Happy Clinical Psychologist

September 24, 2018

Today, I’m interviewing Matt Welsh. He made the decision to shift careers entirely after finding his true passion in life. After a stressful career in law, he finally followed his heart and went back to school to study psychology. And it paid off! He is now a happy clinical psychologist, and never regretted his decision for even a moment.

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Interview With Happiness Expert Alejandro Cencerrado

September 1, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I got in touch with Alex, an analyst at the Happiness Research Institute. Turns out Alex has tracked his happiness for the last 13 years! He lives and breathes like a data analyst, and happens to be passionate about happiness just like all of us! In this interview, he shares how he started, what he has learned from tracking his happiness and explains some of the work he does regarding happiness research!

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Happiness on a scale from 1 to 10 [What’s your scale?]

August 24, 2018

Ever since I started tracking my happiness, I have seen a lot of different scales being used. My method of tracking happiness uses a scale from 1 to 10. Over the years, I have received a lot of questions and comments about this happiness scale. There are many reports, platforms, surveys and apps that track happiness on a different scale! This article discusses why the Tracking Happiness method is based on a happiness scale from 1 to 10.

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What You Can Learn From Tracking Your Happiness! (First Community Post!)

August 17, 2018

This is the first community post here on Tracking Happiness. Joining us here is Sanjay, and he is about to share what he has learned from tracking his happiness for the past half year. It began with a simple routine of recording my happiness levels every day. He didn’t think too much of it at the time, but soon enough his life started changing. This first community post shows exactly how he improved his life!

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What Is Your Biggest Happiness Nemesis? [Live Tracking Data]

July 29, 2018

As you know, I track my happiness every single day. This includes tracking the factors that have a significant influence on my happiness. This post is a daily updated, live dashboard of every single negative happiness factor. It shows you exactly what my biggest happiness nemesis is, based on multiple timeframes. What is your biggest happiness nemesis?

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What Is Your Biggest Source of Happiness? [Live Tracking Data]

July 18, 2018

As you know, I track my happiness every single day. This includes tracking the factors that have a significant influence on my happiness. This post is a daily updated, live dashboard of every single positive happiness factor. It shows you exactly what my biggest source of happiness is, based on multiple timeframes. What is your biggest source of happiness?

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Does Salary Justify Your Happiness Sacrifice At Work? [+Survey Results]

July 11, 2018

After publishing my in-depth analysis of happiness at work, I turned to Reddit for more opinions on this interesting topic. The reaction I got was insane. I didn’t originally plan this post, but it now includes all of the reactions I received on Reddit. It shows how the community of Reddit feels towards their jobs, and if they need to sacrifice a lot of happiness for it. The article ends with a call to action, to inspire others to think about this interesting question as well to continue the discussions!

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Why, when and how to start journaling? [with actual stories]

June 8, 2018

You have probably read about the many positive aspects of keeping a journal. If you still haven’t started journaling yet, then look no further. This article covers exactly when and how you should start journaling. I’ve included actual stories of when and how different people started their diaries, and while at it, I’ve gone ahead and added my personal story as well!

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