When I want to zone out and shut off my brain, I go to the mall.
It’s not to shop (I don’t go shopping, I go buying), it’s to watch people. Fake-shopping.
I listen to them talk amongst themselves, what their big problems are… it never ceases to amaze me the level of personal stuff people will loudly discuss in public.
I always leave empty-handed, and always feeling better about whatever it is I’m zoning out from.