Finding alternatives to the shopping, cleaning, decorating, baking, and 'to do' lists of the Christmas season is very helpful in relieving stress. I've been trying to continue to get fresh air and exercise routinely. Keeping life's focus is important. Sometimes it's really hard to fit exercise into the schedule, but the efforts are well worth it in positive results.
Recently I enjoyed a walk at the wildlife refuge next door to where we live. The Canadian geese, white swans, mallards, wood ducks, coots, and more were all flocked by kind and were feeding or sleeping in sheltered hollows in the pools.