Sometimes it's really hard to find clarity and peace during the holiday season, between buying presents and the holiday rush. I know for myself I haven't had more than a few minutes to process that Christmas is in less than two weeks between finals and working on photography and packing up my life to leave the city during winter break. I've actually secretly enjoyed the quiet rainy days by myself in my apartment studying. (The last picture is the view from the living room of my apartment) Even when I get exceedingly busy, I make sure to be thankful for all the positive things in my life right now.

What do you do to alleviate stress?