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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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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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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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Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2015

Yearly Happiness Statistics – 2015

Summary Another full year of tracking happiness means that I’ve been able to analyse the results again. After analysing my yearly happiness statistics of 2014, it’s interesting to see how I’ve improved. That is, if I’ve been able to improve my happiness at all. Before I get into the dirty details, I’ve animated my happiness ratings throughout 2015 in the animation below. This animation shows my daily happiness ratings along with the monthly and weekly moving averages. The bar charts show…

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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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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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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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