1. Manage your stress
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
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
Take a little decompression time with a lovely spring cocktail.
4. Make yourself something pretty
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
6. Organize your space
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
Sometimes the only thing that can help a truly bad day is overloading on chocolate and peanut butter.
8. Get prepped for next year
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
Refocus that stress on learning a new skill, like embroidery!
10. Look at this dog in a sweater
No, seriously. Just look at him and try to be stressed. It’s not possible!
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