Based on research from Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, Podio created beautiful charts that show how some of modern society’s greatest thinkers, writers, artists and philosophers spent their days.
Daily Routines of Famous People
A first observation, shared by Fast Company, is that many of our great thinkers and artists were pretty privileged people. A comparative few had day jobs and only Franz Kafka had an occupation outside his creative field (He “complained constantly that his day job at the Prague Workmen’s Accident Insurance Institute oppressed his artistic calling”).
That falls in line with Picasso‘s belief that “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
Creative Famous People’s Routines
Info We Trust points out that a surprising number of them spent large portions of the afternoon on vigorous walks.
Most of them also seem to have gotten enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can cause major problems for one’s physical and mental health, so that’s not a surprise. Kafka is another exception here, the only one to stay up all night — as it turns out, from about 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
It’s time to get to work figuring out how to work your time.
Do your efforts consist of IPA’s (Income Producing Activities)?
Have you considered investing your spare time to make money?
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