I was a very straight student and worker that I hardly play. I only destress through reading, movie watching or shop wandering. My kid and husband do enjoy computer games, PSP and some physical recreations like inline blades, and biking.
It is quite important that we find ways and means to get recharged from the usual routine like school or work. My family does play with nintendo Wii accessories to maximize their recreation.
The bottom line here is, regardless of what we do, we must find time to enjoy life with our loved ones around otherwise, your day-in and day-out can be as grim.