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 You Can Learn From Tracking Your Happiness! (First Community Post!)

This is the first community post here on Tracking Happiness. Joining us here is Sanjay, and he is about to share what he has learned from tracking his happiness for the past half year. It began with a simple routine of recording my happiness levels every day. He didn’t think too much of it at the time, but soon enough his life started changing. This first community post shows exactly how he improved his life!

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What Is Your Biggest Happiness Nemesis? [Live Tracking Data]

As you know, I track my happiness every single day. This includes tracking the factors that have a significant influence on my happiness. This post is a daily updated, live dashboard of every single negative happiness factor. It shows you exactly what my biggest happiness nemesis is, based on multiple timeframes. What is your biggest happiness nemesis?

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What Is Your Biggest Source of Happiness? [Live Tracking Data]

As you know, I track my happiness every single day. This includes tracking the factors that have a significant influence on my happiness. This post is a daily updated, live dashboard of every single positive happiness factor. It shows you exactly what my biggest source of happiness is, based on multiple timeframes. What is your biggest source of happiness?

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Does Salary Justify Your Happiness Sacrifice At Work? [+Survey Results]

After publishing my in-depth analysis of happiness at work, I turned to Reddit for more opinions on this interesting topic. The reaction I got was insane. I didn’t originally plan this post, but it now includes all of the reactions I received on Reddit. It shows how the community of Reddit feels towards their jobs, and if they need to sacrifice a lot of happiness for it. The article ends with a call to action, to inspire others to think about this interesting question as well to continue the discussions!

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How To Start Journaling? [With Actual Stories Of Others]

You have probably read about the many positive aspects of keeping a journal. If you still haven’t started journaling yet, then look no further. This article covers exactly when and how you should start journaling. I’ve included actual stories of when and how different people started their diaries, and while at it, I’ve gone ahead and added my personal story as well!

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Remembering Memories: A Guide To Memorising Your Life

Have you ever wondered what is the oldest memory of your life? This article will be about one of my personal biggest fears: to lose memories of what my life is. I want to show you exactly what I’m doing to not let this happen and I want to inspire you to think about your own memories for a moment.

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How To Be Happy Everyday [>15 Powerful Methods]

We all want to be happy every single day. So what’s keeping us from being happy? This article will cover powerful and actionable methods that you can use today in order to become happy.

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Examples Of Why Self-Awareness Is Important

In a world that is full of external factors which we cannot control, it is becoming more and more important to at least control ourselves. We can improve the quality of our lives just by being aware of how these external factors influence us. And that is the key to self-awareness and why it is so important.

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Introducing the “Happy Blog”

This is the first ever post on the Happy Blog. Here, I try to cover exactly what has happened up to this point and what the future looks like. What exactly is the Happy Blog, you ask? Read this introduction to find out exactly what it’s about!

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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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