I can tell you that every day while I am at work, my house is the last thing on my mind. First, it is like being in a different world. A world of silence where everyone is trying to get things done, race with time, so my mind is on anything but my house. Or maybe, it is because I know I am trapped for a long time at work before I can go home, therefore, I try not to think about it.
Although, every morning before I get into my car, the first thing I do is set my home security Fulton alarm. I cannot think of just leaving my house without at least implementing some sort of assurance and security.
Before I used to rushed out of the house thinking forward, but I have been training myself to stop before I get into my car. I have to run through the checklists, first one is do I have everything I need for the road? Second question is have I done everything I am supposed to do before I can leave? It took some getting used to, and adjusting to the mindset that I have to slow down during the steps prior to driving off really pays off. It became a habit for me, and I have routine now.