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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My Runner’s High – Good Day – September 21st, 2015

My Runner’s High – Good Day – September 21st, 2015

Time for another ‘Good Day’ post! This post will cover the 21st of September, 2015. I was living in the Netherlands at the time, while my girlfriend was temporarily living in Australia as part of her internship abroad. It was the start of a period I now call ‘relationship hell’. It was a pretty difficult time. Luckily, I was able to find happiness in running long distances. I had signed up for my first marathon ever 2 weeks earlier, and…

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My First LONG Distance Relationship – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2015

My First LONG Distance Relationship – Monthly Happiness Report – September, 2015

Another month means another Monthly Happiness Report. September 2015 was the first real month without my girlfriend. She had just left for a 5 month internship to the other side of the world, and I found myself having trouble adjusting to a life without her in the Netherlands. I also signed up for my very first marathon. I want to show you how these circumstances influenced my happiness! Below table shows the average happiness ratings in September, 2015. You can…

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Finishing The Traineeship – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2015

Finishing The Traineeship – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2015

Hi again! 🙂 It’s time for another Monthly Happiness Report. After an amazing holiday in Croatia, I continued tracking my happiness as I was finishing the traineeship I had started a year ago. My girlfriend and I also had to prepare for yet another long distance relationship period. Never a boring day, right? Anyway, let’s get started. Below table shows the average happiness ratings in August, 2015. So my happiness was still very high in August. Let’s have a look at…

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Camping in Croatia – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2015

Camping in Croatia – Monthly Happiness Report – July, 2015

Hey there! Welcome to yet another Monthly Happiness Report. I finished my adventure on a project in Costa Rica in July, 2015, after which I went on a lovely holiday to Croatia with my girlfriend. It was one of the best months of the year for me. Let me show you why! Below table shows the average happiness ratings in July, 2015. At the start of July, 2015, I had already spent 2 months in Costa Rica, working my ass…

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