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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Top 10 Biggest Factors Responsible For Happiness (Actual Data)

Happiness factors are a big part of my happiness tracking method. That’s why I wanted to share a little analysis with you here about the factors that are responsible for my happiness. This article covers 2,019 days of happiness factors and shows you how you can do the same thing for yourself!

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Mindfulness Benefits and Examples (As Per Science)

Mindfulness has quite a few benefits, from stress reduction to better sleep. Like many good things, it’s simple in nature but requires practice and commitment to work. This article explains the many benefits and shows you how you can embrace mindfulness in order to lead a happier life.

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How Can Journaling Help You Be Successful? (Examples and Science)

There’s a reason why you keep hearing about journaling. Journaling has been shown to reduce stress, improve cognitive functioning and decrease symptoms of depression. In this article, we’ll take a look at how different types of journaling can help you succeed.

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Can Happiness Be Controlled? Yes, Here’s How!

Even though we can’t control 100% of our happiness, we can still control a fair chunk of it! This article explores how much of our happiness is within our control, and how you can start steering your life in a happier direction.

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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!

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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