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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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Starting My Career – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2014

Starting My Career – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2014

Welcome to the Monthly Happiness Report of September, 2014! This month marked the start of my professional career as an engineer. I started my traineeship at a major marine contractor. No more holidays and traveling for me! Or so I thought, at least! Starting my career definitely had some effects on my happiness! Let’s have a look at some of the happiness tracking data. Despite starting my life in the corporate world of contracting, my average happiness rating in September,…

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Camping Lake Garda and Carinthia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2014

Camping Lake Garda and Carinthia – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2014

Welcome to the Monthly Happiness Report of August, 2014! In this month, I was properly reunited with my girlfriend again. We went on a two week camping trip to the Ossiacher See in Carinthia, Austria and to Lake Garda in Italy. It was a fantastic month for me and my girlfriend. Let’s have a look at some of the happiness tracking data.   My average happiness rating in August, 2014 was a 7,98. This is as high as it gets for…

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Hiking Rätikon, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2014

Hiking Rätikon, Austria – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2014

Welcome to the Monthly Happiness Report of July, 2014! During this month, I adjusted to life back in the Netherlands and went on a hiking trip with my dad and brother. Destination: the Rätikon mountain range, located in the eastern part of the Austrian Alps, right on the border with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. As you might have read already, I initially started tracking happiness because I was traveling to New Zealand for 5 months. Even though that period was now officially…

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Fox Glacier Skydive – Good day – June 12th, 2014

Fox Glacier Skydive – Good day – June 12th, 2014

Welcome to another great example of a good day. June, 2014, was a crazy month filled with ups and downs. This is perfectly visible in the Monthly Happiness Report. I was on a road trip across the South Island of new Zealand, and got hit by a nasty disease right at the start. I luckily got back on my feet, right on time, as I was going to skydive above the Fox Glacier! It’s the highest skydive on the southern hemisphere at 18.000…

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Sick On Holiday – Bad day – June 7th, 2014

Sick On Holiday – Bad day – June 7th, 2014

Welcome to another perfect example of a bad day. Or should I say multiple bad days? I want to explain in this post how I got sick on holiday, and what it did to my happiness. Let’s dive straight into the data that I tracked! The data Below is the data that I entered in my personal happiness tracking journal. This is how I rated my happiness on this day. As you can see, I was absolutely miserable during this sick streak….

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I Hate Clubs – Bad day – December 21st, 2013

I Hate Clubs – Bad day – December 21st, 2013

This is the first post on this site where I try to explain what a bad day looks like for me. It’s actually the first day bad day I wrote about after I started to track my happiness.  I want to show you how I tracked my happiness on this day, and what influenced my happiness rating. There is a perfectly logical reason for this particular day to be a bad day. The post title might have spoiled it already,…

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