We all know that a day is the 24 hours it takes as the earth rotates towards and away from the sun. Although the convention is to start the day from midnight, in medieval times the day began just after sunset and some cultures and religions still use the sunset to mark this boundary today.
In the western world, we have an average life expectancy of around 80 years, or 29,200 days, which seems generous when compared to the 24 hours of a mayfly; but in the fast-paced world we live in, days and weeks can easily flash past. Many of us share the same daily routine, which punctuates most of our working lives: we wake up, wash, eat, maybe travel, work, exercise, socialise, relax and sleep. It’s no wonder that when we get caught up in the routine, one busy day merges into the next until the weekend arrives.