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10 DIY Ways To Recover From Tax Season

Tax season take a toll on you this year? Here are a few ways to gain your sanity back!

1. Manage your stress

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Sometimes the simple act of refocusing your frustration can help you release it. Play-dough filled balloons make quick and easy stress balls that you can keep stashed at your desk.

2. Chill out

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Lavender and vanilla have calming properties, so take some time to chill out in a bath with a homemade sugar scrub and wash those tax problems away (if only theoretically).

3. Have a drink

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Take a little decompression time with a lovely spring cocktail.

4. Make yourself something pretty

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Because sometimes wearing a beautiful piece of jewelry instantly elevates your mood. Double the happiness if it’s something you made!

5. Get your knit on

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If you’re an avid knitter you already know the stress-relieving benefits of spending time with your yarn and needles, so why not get started on a gorgeous new project?

6. Organize your space

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Is your desk a chaotic mess after furiously digging through receipts and documents and tax forms? Get your life back together with a simple hanging letter and document organizer.

7. Treat yourself

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Sometimes the only thing that can help a truly bad day is overloading on chocolate and peanut butter.

8. Get prepped for next year

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Make an adorable notebook that will help you keep track of your spending and receipts so you can really nail all of those deductions next year!

9. Learn a new skill

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Refocus that stress on learning a new skill, like embroidery!

10. Look at this dog in a sweater

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No, seriously. Just look at him and try to be stressed. It’s not possible!

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