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Finishing The Traineeship – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2015

Finishing The Traineeship – Monthly Happiness Report – August, 2015

Hi again! ūüôā 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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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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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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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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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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My happy relationship – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2013

My happy relationship – Monthly Happiness Report – December, 2013

Welcome to my first monthly happiness report! December 2013 marks the month where I first bought a journal, and started to fill it with my personal thoughts. I have never stopped doing this, so by now I have quite a bit of data regarding my personal happiness. I want to show you all this data. Let’s just have a look at this month’s average happiness rating below. My average happiness rating in December, 2013 was a nice 7,59! Looking back,…

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