Welcome to Tracking Happiness

If you've recently wondered:

"What can I do today so that I'll be happier tomorrow?", you're in the right place.

Tracking Happiness is a place where quantified data meets personal stories and examples. This website covers important topics like happiness, living life with a purpose, and mental health, but adds a unique twist.

Why? Because Tracking Happiness 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.
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You can be happier. Discover how with my free template.

  • Quantify your happiness
  • Learn more about what makes you happy
  • Steer your life in the best direction possible
  • Receive the custom template for free
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Tracking happiness method demo

You can be happier. Discover how with my free template.

  • Quantify your happiness
  • Learn more about what makes you happy
  • Steer your life in the best direction possible
  • Receive the custom template for free

These are the most inspiring articles about Tracking Happiness

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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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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.

What Tracking Happiness is all about

A small glimpse of what this website - and the idea of Tracking Happiness  - is all about:

Tracking Happiness has reached over 1,000,000 people with content about happiness, ranging from the most interesting Happiness Essays to Hugo's personal Happiness Journals. And let's not forget about the many contributions to the Happy Blog!

Even though Tracking Happiness is based in the Netherlands, the articles, essays, and interviews have reached over 150 countries. Tracking Happiness has readers coming from the US, China, Finland all the way to Iraq and Madagascar!

Over 1,000 people around the world have joined and started tracking their happiness themselves!

And this group of people is quickly growing!

Loving words from the Tracking Happiness community

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I have to say, I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, but it was eye-opening after just a few days of consistent tracking.

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The Happy Blog made me think about the negative aspects of my life that I can mitigate. Thinking about their direct effects on my life will hopefully make a positive impact.

Emily Tracking Happiness Testimonial


Tracking happiness every day has become a key habit in my life, something that really helps me grow as a person!

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You've inspired me to try journaling again, but most importantly to create my own happiness tracking spreadsheet!

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 our 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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Check out the latest articles on Tracking Happiness

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How Can Journaling Help You Be Successful? (Examples and Science)

There’s a reason why you keep hearing about journaling. Journaling has been shown to reduce stress, improve cognitive functioning and decrease symptoms of depression. In this article, we’ll take a look at how different types of journaling can help you succeed.

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Can Happiness Be Controlled? Yes, Here’s How!

Even though we can’t control 100% of our happiness, we can still control a fair chunk of it! This article explores how much of our happiness is within our control, and how you can start steering your life in a happier direction.

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How To Find Meaning In Life – 4 Simple Actionable Steps

In the daily grind, it’s easy to forget why we do what we do. We focus on the daily hassles and short-term deadlines and fail to see the bigger picture and meaning behind our actions. Should we look at the bigger picture? This article covers how to find meaning in your life in order to be happier.

You can be happier. Discover how with my free template!

  • Track your happiness every day
  • Learn more about what makes you happy
  • Receive my custom template for free