Yes, that’s plural – because I think it helps to have more than one evening routine. I have a routine for transitioning from work to home and a pre-bed routine.
Moving my brain from work to home can be a chore some days. It helps to create a routine or ritual that can mark the change. For example, you might sort the mail, walk the dog, light a candle, have a drink, and start dinner. Your personal routine might include checking homework or working out and showering. Having some sort of routine can re-orient your attention.
Having a bedtime routine can help you sleep better as it signals your body that it’s time to rest. Neither electronics nor vigorous exercise should be part of a bedtime routine. But these things might be:
Five-minute tidy up
Prep work bag
Layout clothes for the next day
Remove makeup and moisturize
Routines don’t need to be set in stone, but they do signal your body when it’s time to move to something new.