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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Try Something New Today To Be Happy: >15 Tips And Examples!

Trying something new can result in unimaginable ways that make you happier. If you want to be happy, you should definitely try something new every now and then. This article will get you inspired to find ideas and go out there and change your life for the better!

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How Much Do Friends Make You Happier? (As Per Science)

How much do friends make you happier? This article delves into the many studies about friends vs. happiness. It’s clear that friendships have the capability to make you happier – but how and by how much? Here are your answers.

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The Many Ways Therapy Can Make You Happier (With Examples!)

It’s time to address the many ways in which therapy can make you happier! Therapy exists to help you live a more fulfilled, functional and happier life by helping you deal with your thoughts, emotions and the daily stresses of life. This article is about how you should not be afraid of the word “therapy” and might want to reconsider it!

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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.

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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