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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Examples Of Materialism And How It’s Keeping You From Being Happier

You may be a victim of materialism without knowing it. This article contains actual examples of materialism and how others have countered it! It contains causes, remedies, and cures for this sneaky bad habit. In the end, I want to show you real examples of how you can be happier without feeding your materialistic needs.

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What Is Your Purpose In Life? (Actual Examples Of Others)

Let’s talk about life purposes! Not sure what your purpose in life is? I’ve asked around how others have discovered their purpose in life. These actual examples of others should help you discover your purpose!

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How Happiness Is A Choice (With Real-Life Examples)

They say happiness is determined for 40% by our personal outlook. This article is about how we can control that 40%. I want to show you examples of how happiness can be a choice, that may help you to recognize these situations in your own life!

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I Am Not Happy With My Life – 11 Actionable Remedies

This post walks you through the steps you can take right away in order to start finding happiness again. This article will not contain advice such as “just cheer up”. Instead, this post focuses on advice that you can implement in your life right now, in order to start building towards a happier future.

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What I’ve Learned From My Burnout Journal (2019)

At the end of 2018, I entered a chaotic period that lasted until January 2019. During this period, I noticed some clear symptoms of burnout. This post is about what I’ve learned from journaling throughout this burnout period.

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Daylio Review – What You Can Learn From Tracking Your Mood

I’m reviewing Daylio, the best mood tracking app that is currently available for download on your smartphone. And that’s quite a thing to say for someone who has tracked his happiness for over 5 years! You can read about all the things that Daylio does really well here in this review.

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Examples of a Positive Mental Attitude and Why You Need It

Here’s a concept that will help you be happy despite the growing issues in this world: a Positive Mental Attitude. Our happiness is determined for a big part by our own decisions. We can control how we decide to react to things, which is something you can train based on these examples. This post shows you how to utilize your Positive Mental Attitude!

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20 Rules To Live By For A Happier Life in 2019

Looking for actionable rules to live by to make 2019 a happier year? I’ve tried to summarize 20 rules that are original, simple and effective. Let’s try and make 2019 a great year together!

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The Happiness Quotient: What is it and how to test yours!

The happiness quotient is a great way for you to test what you really value in your life: what makes you the happiest? This post includes what it is, how you can learn from it and also provides a simple test so you can find out for yourself!

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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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