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Surfing In Costa Rica – Good Day – June 28th, 2015

Surfing In Costa Rica – Good Day – June 28th, 2015

Welcome to yet another ‘Good Day‘ post! In this ‘Good Day’ series, I try to highlight some of the best days of my life, in order to fully show you how I have been tracking my happiness! On the 28th of June, I was extremely thrilled to be surfing again. I was working in crunch mode on a project in Costa Rica at the time, and the surfing was a perfect escape from the challenges of my daily life! Let’s…

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Kicking Ass In Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2015

Kicking Ass In Costa Rica – Monthly Happiness Report – June, 2015

Welcome to my first full month in Costa Rica. Or should I say: Bienvenido a mi primer mes completo en Costa Rica? I was working full time, total madness, crazy weeks again, just like I had before in Kuwait. But was I feeling just as miserable again? Hell no! The end of the previous month saw me adjusting my routine to the things that I knew made me happy. I developed a sacred exercise routine and prioritised my amount of…

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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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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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