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 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 The F*ck Is Wrong With Me? (No BS Advice & Examples)

This is a question that I’ve asked myself once or twice in my life now. What the hell is wrong with me? If you are questioning this right now, I want you to know that you’re not alone. The answer to your question is likely complicated but not as harsh as you may fear.

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How To Not Let Things Bother You (With Examples)

We are not robots. That’s a good thing because that makes every single engagement we have with anybody beautifully unique. However, it also means that we are sometimes bothered by things that shouldn’t really bother us at all. This article is about how to not let things bother you.

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How Does Gratitude Make Us Happier? (With Actual Examples)

Being grateful is scientifically correlated to a higher feeling of happiness. This article shows how being grateful for something can directly have a positive influence on your happiness. So even when you are not completely in control of all your emotions all the time, showing gratitude can at least help you steer your happiness in the best direction possible. That’s the most important takeaway here.

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What Is A Purposeful Life?

What is a purposeful life? A purposeful life is when you are moving towards a big goal in your life that aligns with your values, passions and makes you happy. This is harder than it sounds because finding your purpose in life is not always easy.

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Pillars Of Happiness

I’ve discussed a lot of happiness factors on Tracking Happiness so far, but have not yet covered the 5 pillars of happiness. These are fundamental happiness factors that are crucial if you want to build long-term happiness. This article covers everything you need to know about these pillars.

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When Can I Be Happy? (Answer, Tips, Examples)

Both happiness and sadness are not eternal. However, unhappiness can last quite a long time if you don’t work towards a happier tomorrow. If you’re wondering when you can be happy again, this article will try to give you the answer you need.

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Can You Be Happy Without A Relationship Or Friends?

If you are currently unhappy, then having friends or a relationship will not fix your unhappiness. That’s what I set out to find in this article. Yes, you can be happy alone. Having friends or a relationship will not magically fix your fundamental issues. Here’s why.

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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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