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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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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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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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