The Happiness Journal

Shirley Cuypers

Welcome to The Happiness Journal and welcome to Shirley, a lifestyle blogger. 

Hey Shirley, Happy Birthday. Please could you introduce yourself?

Hello, I’m a Belgian blogger called Shirley and I love blogging about books, make-up and lifestyle topics. Besides, blogging, I am a college student, I study Office Management: Languages & Communication.

What food makes you smile?

I really love spaghetti, it’s my ultimate favourite food!

When are you at your happiest?

I’m the happiest when I’m around my friends, family and boyfriend. Without them, I wouldn’t be as confident and happy as I am now.

If you were an animal, what animal would you be, and why?

I would definitely be a panda. They are so cute and adorable and they can eat and sleep whenever they want. They have the perfect life, so who wouldn’t want to be a panda?

What gets you up in the morning?

Sometimes it’s really hard to get up in the morning because I suffer from anxiety and depression. Sometimes I have days that I just don’t want to get up and go to college, but I always get up. I never stay in bed and the main reason is that I want to do well in college and I want to feel better and staying in bed, won’t help.

What’s your feel good song or movie?

Definitely something from Disney. Disney music and Disney movies always make me feel better, they are just so cute and you cannot resist singing along with the music.

Tell me about a person who means a lot to you?

It may sound cheesy, but my boyfriend means a lot to me. I’ve been in love with him for 5 years and we’ve been together for 4 years. We started dating when I was 16, so I was still young, and now I’m 20 and still happily in love with him. He helped me be the person I am now, he helped me be more confident and myself. He means a lot to me because he supports me in everything that I do and he helps me with my anxiety and depression. I cannot think of a better guy than him!

Show me a photo that makes you smile.

My mum makes me smile because she supports me in everything I do (my dad does too, but we don’t really take pictures together).

What’s your favourite quote about happiness (or: positivity)?


I think it’s just a cute and silly quote, but it makes me smile!

Before you go, if you had to give any advice to someone about achieving happiness, what would it be?

Surround yourself with people you love and love you, and do the things that make you happy!

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