Closeup of a bird looking at it’s reflection in the window.
Today, I came to an interesting outlook on day to day life and how it progresses.
Pretend life is an RPG video game. Each day is like a region or stage on the map, where you go about accomplishing enough or gathering resources until you are satisfied and are ready to move on to another section.
That’s the point in the (hopefully) night when you decide you’re done here and let this day end, and go to bed.
Sleep is like the loading screen for your brain, saving your progress so far and whisking you forward to the next day; the new level with a fresh new set of challenges and battles and (if you’re lucky) loot.
(Bonus: some such loading screens have interesting cute minigames to keep you entertained while you wait, called dreams!)