Back To Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – March, 2016

Back To Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – March, 2016

Another month. Another monthly happiness report. March was an interesting month for me. My relationship had finally recovered, and I was fully enjoying my life again. Things were going great. I also got the opportunity to go back to Costa Rica again on a business trip. I was only going to be abroad for 3 weeks tops, so I was actually really excited for this! Let’s take a look at the monthly average happiness data. My happiness continued to climb…

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Back To Normal Life? – Monthly Happiness Report – February, 2016

Back To Normal Life? – Monthly Happiness Report – February, 2016

Let me welcome you to February, 2016. A month in which I focused on recovering back to my normal life. My girlfriend and I had just survived a gruelling long distance relationship, and I was longing for some stability. I tracked my happiness throughout this entire month, and that’s what I want to discuss in this monthly happiness report. The table below shows a summary of my happiness ratings. The average monthly happiness rating was 7,69. This is just about…

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My Breaking Point – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2016

My Breaking Point – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2016

Aaaah…. The last month of my terrible long distance relationship period has finally arrived! Hurray! My girlfriend was finally heading back to the Netherlands at the end of this month, and I was hoping that this entire Relationship Hell would be over after the end of the month. I just needed to survive and keep doing what I was doing for one more month. I want to show you what my life looked like at the time, and how I…

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Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2015

Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2015

Summary Another full year of tracking happiness means that I’ve been able to analyse the results again. After analysing my yearly happiness statistics of 2014, it’s interesting to see how I’ve improved. That is, if I’ve been able to improve my happiness at all. Before I get into the dirty details, I’ve animated my happiness ratings throughout 2015 in the animation below. This animation shows my daily happiness ratings along with the monthly and weekly moving averages. The bar charts show…

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Mellau Snowboarding Trip – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2015

Mellau Snowboarding Trip – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2015

Another week in relationship hell… This monthly happiness report would have been an exact replica of the previous month, had I not gone on a fantastic snowboarding trip to Mellau, Austria. Even though I was still in the middle of a challenging long distance relationship, my monthly happiness was still relatively high due to this great trip. That’s why I want to focus on what that trip did to me, instead of the usual crap I endured during this period….

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When It Rains It Pours – Bad Day – November 8th, 2015

When It Rains It Pours – Bad Day – November 8th, 2015

When it rains it pours. Why did I decide to name this post like this? Well, because it fucking poured on the 8th of November, 2015. According to the internet, this saying means that many difficult things always happen at the same time. I was in a very challenging long distance relationship in November, 2015. My relationship was constantly disrupted by arguments, and the lows far outweighed the highs. Needless to say, I was feeling pretty unhappy. It was raining…

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Welcome to Relationship Hell – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2015

Welcome to Relationship Hell – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2015

Welcome to relationship hell. What is relationship hell, I hear you ask? Let me explain that in this monthly happiness report. I’ve been tracking my happiness for the entire month and can therefore explain exactly why this month can be described as relationship hell. Let’s take a look at the monthly average happiness data. The average monthly happiness rating was a mere 6,88. It had never been this low before, as you can read in my personal happiness section. You…

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My First Marathon – Good Day – October 11th, 2015

My First Marathon – Good Day – October 11th, 2015

I ran my first marathon in October, 2015. It was everything I had expected it to be, and then some. I was overwhelmed by everything: my emotions, the pain, the proud feelings, the joy, everything really. But above all, it was a fantastic experience. I have tracked my happiness on the day of the run, and also recorded my happiness ratings throughout the marathon itself. Therefore, I’m able to show you exactly how I felt during and after the marathon….

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Can Money Buy Happiness? – Happiness Through Money: Part 1

Can Money Buy Happiness? – Happiness Through Money: Part 1

Abstract I have analysed over 150 weeks of compiled personal data to answer one of the most frequently asked questions of all time: can money buy happiness? The answer is yes, money can definitely buy happiness, but certainly not unconditionally. We should all try to spend money mostly on things that will have a positive result on our happiness. After tracking and analyising my data, I have found that certain expense categories are more directly correlated to my happiness than…

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Gaming For Happiness – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2015

Gaming For Happiness – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2015

Welcome to the second month of my ‘Relationship hell’! Time for another monthly happiness report, October 2015. During this month, I was still trying to figure out how this new long distance relationship was working. My job was also quite dull and frustrating. As a result, my happiness was going up and down like a roller coaster again. Luckily, I made some great decisions in this month, which I will explain further ahead. My happiness would have been a lot…

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