A few moments in silence to drop your breathing into the lower abdomen and relax the shoulders, (hopefully relaxing some tension of the day away), is a solid idea and one that brings more reverance to the Dojo.
We all need a shelter from the storm, and as one of my first instructors used to say on a daily basis, "You can always seek refuge in the Dojo".
Of course he also used to say on a daily basis, "Pain, Discipline and Tourture my friend, will get you to your goal".
Ahh, what a philosopher...but I'm still in contact with him and it is these words that always come to mind!
Evan Pantazi www.erols.com/kyusho