My Third Marathon – Good Day – September 25th, 2016

My Third Marathon – Good Day – September 25th, 2016

Back in 2015, I had set myself the personal goal of finishing a marathon in under 4 hours. My previous attempts were technically failures. I finished my first marathon in about 4:22:00. My second marathon was better, but still not good enough (finished in about 4:07:00). On the 25th of September, I ran my third marathon in Nottingham, England. You know the saying: “Third time’s the charm”? I finally managed to beat my target during the Nottingham Marathon, but it wasn’t easy! I…

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My Happiest Month – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2016

My Happiest Month – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2016

Welcome to the happiest month of my life, according to my short career in tracking happiness! September was a great month, in which I basically spent every day doing what I loved. Let’s discuss what exactly happened during the month, and how this influenced my happiness. The table below shows a summary of my happiness ratings. This was the happiest month of my life! At the time, I was already tracking happiness for nearly 3 years. My average happiness rating…

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Holiday To Macedonia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2016

Holiday To Macedonia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2016

August was one of the best months of my life. I had been tracking my happiness for almost three years by this time. August was easily one of the happiest times for me. I enjoyed my usual life in the Netherlands, and eventually went on a perfect holiday to Macedonia with my girlfriend. It was an amazing time, and I was very happy as a result. I want to show you how I tracked my happiness during this period in…

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The Effect Of Sleep On Happiness – Happiness Through Sleep: Part 1

The Effect Of Sleep On Happiness – Happiness Through Sleep: Part 1

Abstract Sleep is becoming more important to me as I’m getting older. In this unique analysis, I have tried to quanify the effect that sleep has on my happiness. The results are very interesting. Sleep deprivation definitely seems to influence the lower limits of my happiness ratings. It can be summarised like this: being sleep deprived does not mean I will become less happy, it means that I may become less happy. That’s a highly valuable fact to be aware of. The chart below…

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Weekends In Belgium – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2016

Weekends In Belgium – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2016

In the last report, I wrote about how I went to Rock Werchter, a festival in Belgium. What was supposed to be a great weekend, turned into a major disappointment. The weather was absolutely terrible, which made it really difficult for me to enjoy myself. The rest of July was actually great. I continued to enjoy my life, and went on a fantastic weekend trip with my Girlfriend during the last few days. I want to show you exactly how…

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Hiking in Dachstein, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2016

Hiking in Dachstein, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2016

The summer of 2016 had arrived. It was June! This month was the start of a period in which I went to a lot of different holidays. June was another fantastic month for me. I not only enjoyed my happy life in the Netherlands, I also went to Austria with my brother and father to hike in the mountains for a couple of days. The Dachstein Glacier was the decor of a perfect trip! I have tracked my happiness every…

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Musical Happiness – Monthly Happiness Report – May, 2016

Musical Happiness – Monthly Happiness Report – May, 2016

Musical Happiness. “What a stupid name for a blog post”. If you are currently having this thought, than that’s okay. This monthly happiness report will not only cover the music that I enjoyed in May. You see, May was a great month for me. I was enjoying my happy life in the Netherlands, and didn’t have a lot on my mind. What made this month special, was the big amount of music I enjoyed at the time. I have tracked…

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My Second Marathon – Good Day – April 10th, 2016

My Second Marathon – Good Day – April 10th, 2016

Ah, my second marathon! It was another fantastic experience, and this post is my attempt at explaining how I felt during that day. I have tracked my happiness throughout this day, and also during the race itself. Before trying to explain what this experience did to me, I want to show you a quick summary of what happened. Let’s not waste any time. The animation below shows my whole experience in a graph. I ran my first marathon back in October,…

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Back in the Netherlands! – Monthly Happiness Report – April, 2016

Back in the Netherlands! – Monthly Happiness Report – April, 2016

Time for April, 2016! In this new monthly happiness report, I will cover exactly what went on in my life at the time, and how it affected my happiness. I finished my visit to the project in Costa Rica in April. In addition, I also ran my second marathon in Rotterdam, and even joined my first ever painting class! I have tracked my happiness every day, and can therefore show you exactly how my situation and life influenced my happiness….

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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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