Typically I get home from work each day at a quarter past five. My wind down after each day starts when I walk out of the office, headphones on, listening to podcasts and having a cigarette on my walk home. This routine is unchanging and signals to my brain that it can take a time out and ponder more trivial matters such as what I am going to have for dinner, what game is on the menu and whether the rain will hold off until I reach my front door.
Arrival home sees my routine continue: Kettle on. TV on. Pointless on. Relax. Now I admit that Pointless is hardly Mastermind and, thankfully, not Going for Gold but it is about my level after a long day in the office and for that reason I sink in to my chair with a brew and absorb myself the gentle banter and a torrent of obscure trivia.