1. Create a Happy Zone
Whether it's a whole room, a nook, or just a chair, make one spot in the house your personal place for peace and joy, Blanke says. Everyone in the family should know that when you are there, you are not to be disturbed. On the flip side, save one area, like a desk or a corner, for the not-so-fun stuff -- bills, papers to file, to-do lists -- and the stress that comes with them.