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 Can Happiness Be Defined?

Here’s something different: Can happiness be defined? This seemingly easy question has a pretty complicated question: yes and no. The truth is that there is no universally agreed upon definition of happiness. Happiness changes from person to person and from moment to moment. But you can definitely find your own definition of happiness, and I want to help you find it!

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Can Journaling Be Harmful?

There are some scenarios in which journaling can be harmful. In this article, I’ve done my best to explain the ways in which journaling can have a negative effect on your happiness. Don’t worry though, these scenarios are easily avoidable. In fact, I truly believe journaling is one of the best ways to help you build a happier and better life.

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How Long Can Happiness Last?

What sounds like a very simple and straightforward question, is actually really fun and interesting to answer! How long can happiness last? I have researched my happiness journal in order to find a data-driven answer to this question!

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Can Happiness Cause Anxiety?

Are you ever anxious right after feeling very happy? Or do you feel like happiness actually triggers anxiety? This article covers multiple ways in which happiness and anxiety can be correlated. I’ve searched the web for multiple examples and include a personal example as well.

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Can Happiness Exist Without Sadness? [Answer + Examples]

Happiness and sadness are opposites that are constantly evolving in our lives. Even though happiness is usually considered to be the more important emotion, sadness is a vital emotion that we shouldn’t turn off. This article covers if happiness can exist without sadness, with actual examples and analogies.

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The Key To Happiness: How To Find Yours + Examples

The universal key to happiness is non-existent because happiness is one of the most difficult things in life to define. That’s why I’ve asked others what their key to happiness is as examples. After reading this, you should have a clear idea of what you can do to find your key to happiness.

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Justin Shares His Experiences With Tracking Happiness!

I’m extremely happy to share this article with you. Here’s the inspiring story of how Justin gained control over his life by tracking his happiness. He’s been able to create sustainable habits that allow him to be the best version of himself!

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Tracking Happiness’ 2 Year Anniversary

Celebration time! Tracking Happiness is 2 years old. To honor this beautiful milestone, I wanted to quickly look back at how far this website has come since the 1st of April 2017, when I launched it. This post is about the story of how Tracking Happiness continues to grow into something bigger!

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What Makes Introverts Happy (How To, Tips & Examples)

a common misconception about introverts is that we’re shy and don’t want to be around others. I’ve contacted 8 others and asked them a very simple question: “what makes you happy?”. These are real-life examples of what makes introverts happy.

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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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