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New Adventure In Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – May, 2015

New Adventure In Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – May, 2015

Welcome to May, the best month of the year. Or at least, that’s what I think. It was actually my happiest month of the year at the time, but more on that later. ūüôā In May, I finally saw the high happiness ratings that I enjoyed so much during the previous year. I also got to prepare for another 2 months of work on a project abroad, which started near the end of the month. I traveled to Costa Rica…

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My Happy, Uneventful Life- Monthly Happiness Report – April, 2015

My Happy, Uneventful Life- Monthly Happiness Report – April, 2015

Hey there. I welcome you to yet another Monthly Happiness Report. April, 2015 saw me enjoying a lot of the regular things I loved. I finally recovered from the general dip in my happiness that was caused by a miserable period abroad at a project. I felt like I was really enjoying my normal life again. That is, my happy uneventful life. I have summarised the happiness data in the table below. I was really enjoying my basic life in…

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Enjoying My Normal Life – Monthly Happiness Report – March, 2015

Enjoying My Normal Life – Monthly Happiness Report – March, 2015

After having spent the previous 2 months mostly in Kuwait, I was very excited to be back in the Netherlands again, living my normal life. My happiness was quite low during the previous months, and I was ready to turn it around! There was no excuse: I was back in my own country, and could do all the things that I love again. This post will summarise my happiness throughout this period. Below table shows the average happiness ratings in…

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My Worst Day Ever – Bad day – February 9th, 2015

My Worst Day Ever – Bad day – February 9th, 2015

Welcome to another ‘Bad day’ post! ¬†I have created this post to honour my¬†worst day ever.¬†This day was a defining moment in my life, as it really opened my eyes on the principle of happiness. I realised that life is not about great achievements, a successful career or money. No! The main goal of life should be happiness. Some people might achieve happiness through achievements, a successful career or money, but these things should not be the main goals. The…

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Too much work – Monthly Happiness Report – February, 2015

Too much work – Monthly Happiness Report – February, 2015

Welcome to the second and last month of my young life in Kuwait. I was working as an engineer on a huge project and my life suffered because of it. In this Monthly Happiness Report, I will detail just how much it impacted my happiness. Let’s get going! Below table shows the average happiness ratings for this period. My monthly happiness had already started to decrease after November, 2014, but it reached it lowest point in February 2015. I traveled…

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Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2014

Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2014

Hi there, and welcome to my first yearly happiness statistics post of 2014! I will try to highlight my entire year of happiness data in¬†one single post. If it sounds hard, then that’s probably probably because it’s true.¬†Summarising an entire year of happiness tracking data¬†is challenging. There’s definitely value to be found in this yearly recap, though. 2014 was an amazing year for me, and I want to use this post to highlight parts of my data. What am I…

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Expat in Kuwait – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2015

Expat in Kuwait – Monthly Happiness Report – January, 2015

We are entering 2015! The last year, 2014, ended with two months in which my happiness was lower than average. I was ready to turn this around in the new year. However, I didn’t know at the time that I was about to start an interesting, new period in my life. I was about to be sent to Kuwait, to work on a huge projects for a couple of weeks. It was all very exciting for me, but did it…

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Losing A Relative – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2014

Losing A Relative – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2014

I have reached the last month of 2015: December!¬†During this month, I finished working on the project in the Netherlands, and got a couple of days off to celebrate the holidays. Unfortunately, the holidays did not turn out as I hoped. My granddad passed away after a long struggle at the age of 84. It greatly affected my happiness during the Christmas days. I want to show you what it did to my happiness, and how I dealt with it….

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Adapting To My Work – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2014

Adapting To My Work – Monthly Happiness Report – November, 2014

Welcome to the Monthly Happiness Report of November, 2014! During this month, I continued working on the project on the other side of the Netherlands, and learned something about the hedonic treadmill. The first month of working on the project was really exciting. This month, however, things got a little less exciting. I was adapting to my work, and the daily life that came with it. It didn’t have a positive effect on my happiness. Below table shows the average…

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Enjoying My Career – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2014

Enjoying My Career – Monthly Happiness Report – October, 2014

Welcome to the Monthly Happiness Report of October, 2014! During this month, I learned where I was going to be working for the next 2 months of my career. I continued my traineeship and started working on a project as a full time engineer. You might have guessed it: this month is mostly about work. In the meantime, I continued running and enjoyed the occasional soccer match. Let’s have a look at how these events affected my happiness! But first,…

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