As a designer how do you release stress?
Frankly, you could just leave out designer and use any position.
As a [insert title/job] how do release stress?
Stress relieving activities I enjoy are playing the drums. I am lucky enough to have a space in my basement to have my drum set in the corner and when I am super stressed out, I come home....bang out some blast beats and try to sing like Tom Araya from Slayer because the pure act of going nuts in a positive way is fun. When I am at work, I go for a walk at lunch. I get outside and walk around the block....which can be kind of dangerous because my office isn't in the safest part of town, but I'm 6'8"...most people leave me a lone.
What I am not always a fan of doing is talking about everything with my wife. I do see the value of talking out things and it is very helpful, but sometimes I need to vent on my own....hence the drumming or walks.
Stress relieving at work where I can't go for a walk, I put on raining.fm and listen to rain, that always helps.
exercise is the best form of stress release and its good for you too. cant go wrong with that. (and we play table hockey at work :))